Dr. Duke responds to “The Hill” authors who claim science undermines his views on race
A recent opinion piece in The Hill (DNA undermines David Duke’s brand of separatism) made inaccurate references to science in a confused attempt to attack me. The authors claim that race is “a sociopolitical construct,” which they note is the consensus of “social scientists.” It should be noted that social scientists are hardly the relevant authorities on the matter. Biologists, physicians, and forensic anthropologists have no trouble distinguishing between races based on physical, as opposed to social, attributes.
Indeed, the authors reference a study that claims that many whites have a small amount (1% or so) of African DNA that they are unaware of but that can be detected by modern genetic testing. The fact that even such a negligible contribution to an individual’s genome can be scientifically detected shows how distinct racial…
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