This blog will be a collection of material focusing on the biological and social anthropology of Italy and Italian people around the world. Topics will be varied and include physical anthropology, population genetics, phenotypes, aesthetics, art, history, language, politics, economics, crime, immigration, intelligence, education, and popular culture, among others.
An underlying aim will be to refute falsehoods about Italians spread by Afrocentrists, Nordicists and Northern Italian supremacists, as well as the misinformation that these falsehoods have given rise to elsewhere in society, including among a subset of Italians obsessed with current notions of "whiteness" and "anti-defamation" who, although in the minority, tend to dominate discussions about Italian ethnic identity.
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