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  • Author:
    Tukufu Zuberi
  • ISBN:
    0816639086
  • ISBN13:
    978-0816639083
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    Univ Of Minnesota Press; First edition edition (August 23, 2001)
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    220 pages
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He argues that statistical analysis can and must be deracialized.

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Special issue of Race and Society 2003 (mistakenly listed as 2001 on volume cover), Volume 4, Issue 2 (132 pages).

Thicker Than Blood: An Essay on how Racial Statistics Lie (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001). Honorable Mention for the 2002 Gustavus Myers Book Award. Special issue of Race and Society 2003 (mistakenly listed as 2001 on volume cover), Volume 4, Issue 2 (132 pages).

Thicker than Blood: How Racial Statistics Lie. Tukufu Zuberi. eISBN: 978-0-8166-9345-0. Subjects: Anthropology.

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001. Racial Profiling and Use of Force in Police Stops: How Local Events Trigger Periods of Increased Discrimination. Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty?

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The very first sentence of his magisterial book informs the reader, "This is a political history"-and indeed it is, in both senses of the word.

By Tukufu Zuberi (Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2000) 193pp. The very first sentence of his magisterial book informs the reader, "This is a political history"-and indeed it is, in both senses of the word. A People Apart is a study of the discourses and practices of power within Jewish society and in that society's highly asymmetric relationship with the.

In our complex and multicultural society, racial identity is often as much a matter of family background, economic opportunity, and geographic location as it is determined by skin color or hair texture. And yet study after study is released and reported in the media regarding African American test scores, Asian American social mobility, and the white domination of our political institutions. In short, there is a fundamental disconnect between the nuanced understanding many people have of race and the ways it is studied and quantified by researchers.

In this timely and hard-hitting volume, Tukufu Zuberi offers a concise account of the historical connections between the development of the idea of race and the birth of social statistics. Zuberi describes the ways race-differentiated data is misinterpreted in the social sciences and asks essential questions about the ways racial statistics are used: what is the value of knowing the income disparities, differences in crime or incarceration rates, differences in test scores, infant mortality rates, abortion frequencies, or choices of sexual partner between different racial groups? When these data are available, what should the principles be guiding their dissemination, interpretation, and analysis? How does the availability of this information shape public discourse, alter scientific research agendas, inform political decision making, and ultimately influence the very social meaning of racial difference?

When statistics are interpreted in a racist manner, no matter how inadvertent the racism may be, the public is exposed to seemingly neutral information that in its effect is anything but neutral. Zuberi argues that statistical analysis can and must be deracialized, and that this deracialization is essential to the goal of achieving social justice for all. He concludes by putting forward a principle of racially conscious social justice, offering an incendiary and necessary correction to the inaccuracies that have plagued this topic at the center of American life.

Tukufu Zuberi is professor of sociology and director of the African Census Analysis Project at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (1995).


kewdiepie
Good book. Had to get it for an class. Okay read if you are interested in this field a very clear and condensed history and explaination. Easy to follow and understand
Ynonno
I read this book after having read "Damned Lies and Statistics", hoping to gain a deeper appreciation of the manipulation of statistics in the everyday world. This book disappointed me from the onset. The author delves into a long diatribe about the history of eugenics. While I found this interesting, I felt it consumed too much of the book. Part of his title, ".....How Racial Statistics Lie", is never even touched on. He does not give one example of a 'racial statistic that lies'. This should have been a mystery book because you are always waiting for the chapter that is going to reveal what you are looking for. That chapter never arises in this book. I thought the author would give a plethora of racial statistics and in turn break down each one, showing the falsity in each. That never happens here.
To be fair the author does list almost 400 references, which is very impressive. He has done his research and appears to be very well-read on the subject. This book is not for the everyday person to just pick up and learn ".....How Racial Statistics Lie". This book should be targeted towards those with a degree in social sciences. I felt confused due to the lack of explanations of some of the terminology.
Overall, this book is not terrible, but it is not what the title implies. Less theory and more examples would have made this much more readable for the casual, interested reader.
Daiktilar
Contrary to what most people would expect, "Thicker than Blood" delves into how statistics in themselves are "facts" but may be misleading depending on the theory of society that those facts are gleaned from. In his book, Tukufu shows how notable people can come to polar opposite conclusions from the same data, revealing one's own agenda and ideologies. To see how racial statistics lie, we must examine the social context in which they arise.
great ant
"Thicker Than Blood" is an outstanding book that all serious students of race must engage. Zuberi at once pinpoints the conceptual failure of most social scientists who analyze "racial statistics" and makes the compelling case for a historically and theoretically grounded discussion of race. In an era when too many people--including within the academy-are fearful of discussing race, Zuberi lights a path to a sound social science of race.