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Without trying to come up with a technical, bulletproof definition of "class," let me rephrase this vague but (I hope) helpful insight by saying that while "race" is about who your ancestors were, "class" is about who your descendents are likely to marry. Does that help?My published articles are archived at -- Steve Sailer
Readers have reacted with a well thought-out lack of enthusiasm for my attempt to define "class" as "a group of potential in-laws, people who might turn out to be ancestors of mutual descendents."While there's a clever insight in focusing on the marriage market as central to issues of class, self-congratulation got the best of me.... Read More
One of my long term projects is to provide robust, useful definitions of common terms. Thus, I've argued in the past that:- A racial group is a partly inbred extended biological family.- An ethnic groups is defined by shared traits that are often passed down within biological families -- e.g., language, surname, religion, cuisine, accent,... Read More
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About Steve Sailer

Steve Sailer is a journalist, movie critic for Taki's Magazine, columnist, and founder of the Human Biodiversity discussion group for top scientists and public intellectuals.

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