Science: For the Human Race

Death came in Manhattan last fortnight to Columbia's Professor Franz Boas, who more than 30 years ago scientifically demolished "this Nordic nonsense" in The Mind of Primitive Man, a book which has since been called the Magna Charta of self-respect for the so-called lower races.

¶For 59 years he measured, compared,' talked facts about humanity, trained most of the outstanding U.S. anthropologists of today.*

Boas wrote, in a letter to TIME in 1936: "The assumption of the biological homogeneity of any race is a fiction. Every race contains many family strain? which are biologically distinct....

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