Scientific racism (sometimes race biology or racial biology) is the pseudoscientific belief that empirical evidence exists to support or justify racism (racial discrimination), racial inferiority, or racial superiority; alternatively, it is the practice of classifying individuals of different phenotypes or genotype into discrete races. Historically it received credence in the scientific community, but is no longer considered scientific. - Wikipedia A large portion of the discussion in the race-relations section of PoliticalForum is dedicated to the promotion of Scientific Racism (known as race-realism by proponents) by racist members of the board. I want to address the credibility of this type of research and whether it is really a field of interest that respected scientists pay attention to. I have discussed this subject for several years and have come to the realization that this is not a scientific topic that is taken seriously by mainstream academia. Racism is an important social issue which is why some scientists pay attention to it, simply to provide rebuttals to the research of racist ideologues however the idea there are innate differences in mental characteristics between races has been discredited for decades and is regarded as pseudoscience. I have been told this in private by several respected scientists who are interested in refuting Scientific Racism or who work in fields related to the topic. The truth is that Scientific Racism had a following in the 19th century at a time when racism was very common but as science became more advanced and racism more socially unacceptable racist theories were reviewed and refuted. Scientific Racism is viewed as a fringe and discredited theory for years that is only being kept alive by people with connections to racist political groups and organizations that finance this research such as The Pioneer Fund. After reading several books on the topic, speaking to different scholars via email, reading several studies, articles, webpages and videos it has become clear to me that virtually every scholar who has published research supporting Scientific Racism has been exposed as a racist with an ideological agenda. They are either directly involved with the Pioneer Fund as a member or grantee, have been labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an academic racist, have some prior or current involvement with hate groups who have spoken at conferences held by racists such as White Nationalists. I haven't seen a single academic debate on the internet that was done in the past 10 years where a proponent of Scientific Racism debated an opponent in an academic setting. If anyone can find one please share because as far as I know none exist. The reason why this is important is to raise awareness about the fact there are is no current debate on science over this topic. This matter was settled decades ago. People have come to me in private here and other message boards telling me that they want to pursue professional careers trying to debunk Scientific Racism and have been negatively psychologically affected by it. I have seen internet posters who were Egalitarians become racists or sympathizers and admit publicly and privately that they've become convinced of racist ideas, believe that racial stereotypes were true or become internet vigilantes dedicated to debunking Scientific Racism which scholars who know better recognize is a complete waste of time. Racists have continually ducked challenges to debate on science message boards on platforms where they will be subjected to a higher level of debate by scientifically literate posters which exposes the fact that they are not really serious about science. They are just interested in promoting racism. If anyone disagrees with this position feel free to show evidence that Scientific Racism has any legitimacy as a serious scientific topic today. I stand by the position that only confirmed racists, charlatans and quacks believe in this garbage.