Roughly Speaking: How genetic testing might influence race relations (episode 38)

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  • 2:15: How genetic testing is affecting Americans and American life, and how it might influence race relations in the U.S., leading possibly to what our guest calls racial reconciliation. One day genetic science might be useful in supporting legal claims for reparations for slavery. Our guest is Alondra Nelson, dean of social science and professor of sociology at Columbia University, and author of "The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations and Reconciliation after the Genome."


Next episode: Coming Friday, we talk about the week in presidential politics, and Sun media critic David Zurawik looks at the way the news media covers Sarah Palin and Donald Trump.



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