Here's a fascinating new insight into a state of mind called "whiteness." Meanwhile, the Derb tackles one of the most politically contentious issues of our time: the resilience of aggregate differences in racial groups. It's well worth reading - although it is, alas, graced with the expected occasional ugliness. I think the small but sometimes salient aggregate differences between humans from various genetic backgrounds are worth debating and examining without fear - if only because the process might prompt us to revisit one of the great social poisons of our time: affirmative action.

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