MSU News: Medical Recommendations and Race

Lyman Briggs  and Philosophy Professor Sean Valles proposes a few specific changes to the language used in race-specific medical recommendations.

“Of all the levels of specificity to choose, we’ve been fixated on the one that has the most negative repercussions,” he said. “There are very serious problems that come with giving the misleading impression that races have some sort of very deep and intrinsic biological meaning.”

Read more about Professor Valles’s proposals in MSU News.

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