I was about to go into this long rant about early anthropology and how Franz Boas, one of the cornerstones on how to actually study people as, YA KNOW, people and not something to be looked at through a Euro-centric lens of all importance, would have to measure the skulls of immigrants trying to get into the country, ORDERED BY THE GOVERNMENT, to prove THEIR theory on how immigrants had smaller cranial capacities and therefore were far less intelligent that the white standard. Nevermind the fact Boas was of immigrant descent (yeah okay, GERMAN, but Jewish!)
And his results proved otherwise. Because, ya know, human skull size doesn’t prove anything about intelligence. Also, goddammit ignorant people.
WHY IS THIS STILL A THING? HOW CAN PEOPLE REALLY BE THIS STUPID. Go eat rocks because of your xenophobic ideas.
(Pictured above: Jason Richwine)
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