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lthough the role that Eugenics played in the oppression of millions cannot be overplayed, and although ‘race science’ was used in the past to justify historical episodes like Slavery and the Holocaust, scientific racism is often considered to be a relic of a long gone past. But is it? In our latest Spotlite exclusive, British author, broadcaster, and journalist, Angela Saini, talks to Alessandra about her most recent book – ‘Superior: The Return of Race Science’.

With two masters degrees to her name (one each from the University of Oxford and Kings College London), Angela has worked as a reporter for the BBC, presented on BBC radio, and won multiple awards for her outstanding journalism. My first encounter with her work came in 2018, when I read her second book – ‘Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story’, and however much I loved her work back then, I do so even more, now that I’ve read ‘Superior’.

Although the role that Eugenics played in the oppression of millions cannot be overplayed, and although ‘race science’ was used in the past to justify historical episodes like Slavery and the Holocaust, scientific racism is often considered to be a relic of a long gone past.

In this interview, Angela talks about social concepts like ‘Colour-Blindness’, race from a British perspective, the experiences she had while researching for ‘Superior’, and the thin line between free speech and hate speech. She goes further to talk about the ways in which the second world war (more broadly) and the holocaust (more specifically) changed the ways in which race would be viewed – at least from a western perspective. This interview is made up of 2 segments, both of which are now available online. So don’t forget to visit the channel for the remaining interview segments.

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Special thanks to Angela for the interview, and for blessing us with the brilliant book that is ‘Superior’. To support us, PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to LIKE, COMMENT on, and SHARE our videos.