Again, not to pat myself on the back, but to suggest to others what you can do to fight back against ignorance. There are protests, join them.
And there are people you can invite to speak truths you can never have experienced personally.
— Jim Bindon (@JBindon) November 10, 2016
Dr. Joseph Graves was the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology and to get a job in evolutionary biology. In addition to giving an ALLELE talk, he met with our “Race, Ethnicity, and Human Variation” class (ANT 275). This course was designed by Professor Emeritus Jim Bindon based on Dr. Graves’ book on the history of the race concept in the U.S. and has recently been taken over by Assistant Professor Jo Weaver. So it was nothing short of a transcendent experience for everyone to have Dr. Graves himself in class to discuss his experiences and this history he knows both academically and intimately.
I am pleased for our community that it was successful. We certainly need good things to happen right now.
Class with Graves was awesome!! THANK YOU so much for arranging it!
Huge service to the university and the community more generally.
Our EvoS Club also had the pleasure of having lunch with Dr. Graves.
I admit, I’m also pleased to have gotten a few photos with Dr. Graves.