Adam Rutherford: How to Argue With A Racist?

With the death of George Floyd, we are facing societal questions about ancestry. What is the meaning of race? Science has important information to add to the conversation. Dr. Adam Rutherford authored a book, released next month, which is important for our moment.

Today, two biologists, Dr. Lents and Dr. Swamidass, interview geneticist Adam Rutherford about his new book, “How to Argue With a Racist. Come join a conversation with three biologist about the surprising science of race.

We might wonder…why even argue with a racist? Don’t forget the black man that talked 200 KKK Members out of their robes.

If you spend five minutes with your worst enemy — it doesn’t have to be about race, it could be about anything…you will find that you both have something in common. As you build upon those commonalities, you’re forming a relationship and as you build about that relationship, you’re forming a friendship. That’s what would happen. I didn’t convert anybody. They saw the light and converted themselves.

Daryl Davis

Don’t forget the woman that left the Westboro Baptist “Church.”

One day while Megan was holding a ‘God hates Jews’ sign during a protest in New Orleans, a man named David, who ran a blog called ‘Jewlicious’, approached her after several months of heated but friendly arguments online. Megan said: ‘He brought me a Middle Eastern dessert from Jerusalem, where he lives, and I brought him kosher chocolate.’ The interaction with the outside world blurred the lines of good and evil enforced by the church during Megan’s childhood and she slowly became aware of hypocrisy within Westboro Baptist Church’s preaching.

Megan said: ‘How could we claim to love our neighbor while at the same time praying for God to destroy them?

Peaceful Science‘s mission and values are to seek understanding across differences, even in the most difficult areas of controversy. Join us as we discuss one of the most difficult and important topics of all: race.

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