A two-part podcast special from Joseph Graves, the first African-American to hold a PhD in evolutionary biology.
In this first part Dr. Graves tells the story of his journey through higher education, which was not without hardships. Then, as a precursor to talking about the genetics, we discuss some basics of evolution and what it even means to be a species or a subspecies.
In this second part of the conversation we dig into the genetic sciences and we talk about some common misconceptions, such as whether race affects athletic abilities and what you can actually find out from genetic ancestry testing.
The beginning of the second part of the conversation may be helpful to those who we have had conversations about race in the past couple of weeks here, and breaks down the skin color, versus societal definition of race, versus genetic diversity ideas and provides more clarity.