Many authors have commented on the Second World War’s significance in the transformation of racial thinking. The Nazi genocide is widely considered to have discredited racism. Elazar Barkan, the Cambridge historian of science, has remarked that:

After World War II the painful recognition of what had been inflicted in the name of race led to the discrediting of racism in international politics and contributed to the decline and repudiation of scientific racism in intellectual discourse.1


Black People Interwar Period Colonial Administration Colonial Policy Racial Thinking 
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