Are we surrendering our ability to nurture growth and positive development based on a science of limitation, an alleged nature?
GENES SHOULD NOT BECOME THE MEMES OF DISCRIMINATION
We should strive for a more encompassing,
systems-based epigenetic perspective.
I was recently interviewed in the Thought As Progress podcast to discuss the parallels between GENOCENTRIC views and PREJUDICE. If you are interested, please check it out.
In the words of Susan Wolfe,
“The current explosion of genetic knowledge and the rapid proliferation of genetic tests has rightly provoked concern that we are approaching a future in which people will be labeled and disadvantaged based on genetic information. Indeed, some have already suffered harm, [exemplified by] the denial of health insurance…Too much discussion of genetic disadvantage proceeds as if scholars of race and gender had not spent decades critiquing and developing anti-discrimination theory.”