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‘AN UNDERSTANDING OF HISTORY REMINDS US RACE IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT’. In the 19th century, beliefs in the biological exceptionalism of non-white people prompted serious investigations into the possibility that black people felt pain less than white people; that their skins were thicker and bones denser. A 2016 survey of medical students and trainees at the University of Virginia found that half still believed at least one of these bizarre racial myths.

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