The core “argument,” if it can be called that, of part II of Adam Rutherford’s How to Argue with a Racist, is that race is not real because everyone is related. Ancestral belonging and genealogy are things that fascinate us all, but racists especially: genealogy is possibly the second most popular pastime in the UK (after gardening), and the first in the US. Many of the arguments put forward by racists centre around belonging to specific demographics, the othering of different groups and the displacement of people. Many nonracists are also concerned with immigration in the modern era, but few express the sense of a people being replaced or a culture somehow being weakened. It is never clear what is being threatened when, for example, white supremacists express fear of the demise of Western culture. I don’t know what Western culture is, because it’s very clear to me that my culture is not the same as the culture of other people in my street, postcode, city, country or continent.
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Notwithstanding white achievement, there is the simple fact that most people don’t like alien phenotypes or the racial friction of mixed-race societies. This is a massive externality that is often ignored even by economists.