ESSAY QUESTION: Geneticists’ claims, such as `Race [as an imperfect proxy or a holding place for…

ESSAY QUESTION: Geneticists’ claims, such as `Race [as an imperfect proxy or a holding place for genetic variation] is not

meaningless, but it is biologically imperfect’ (Jorde 2004, as cited in Sankar 2008: 274), are the basis for

Sociology’s reignited critique of race as biology. However, it is argued that this `critique of race as a biology

can only be justified if one believes that a revival of oldstyle,

scientific racism is a genuine

possibility’ (Skinner 2007: 938). Discuss [1] the plausibility of this argument and [2] the potential

consequences of said revival for governing ethnically diverse societies, such as Australia.