Franz Boas

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Franz Boas (9 July 1858 – 21 December) 1942 was a Jewish self-proclaimed anthropologist. He was born in Germany but later moved to the United States. His academic qualifications were in geography, mathematics and physics, receiving a PhD in the latter. He had no formal education in anthropology but pursued it as a personal hobby.

A self-proclaimed liberal who had admired the 1848 revolutions in Europe, Boas had an enormous and detrimental influence on American anthropology which was then exported. See the Boasian anthropology article.

Related to this are influences on the American Anthropological Association, Cultural Marxism, noble savage, and race denialism.

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Kevin MacDonald

Pre-Boasian Jewish views

Peter Frost and criticisms

Claimed cranial morphology changes for US immigrants