I’ve read that male testosterone levels are strongly dependent on race, but my teacher says this is just racism (which was kind of a confusing answer). Is there a dependence?

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I’ve read that male testosterone levels are strongly dependent on race, but my teacher says this is just racism (which was kind of a confusing answer). Is there a dependence?

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Where did you read this? The most recent valid studies show this is decidedly not the case and that geography and environment during upbringing correlates most strongly to testosterone levels. The racist aspects of claiming race is a big factor in T levels is an implication that certain races (notably those that tend to have darker skin) have more T than other races (notably those that tend to have lighter skin) and since T is associated with violence and aggression, maybe…just maybe…certain races are “naturally’ more prone to violence and aggression, so society needs to be more vigilant with respect to members of those races. Vigilance in the form of longer prison sentences, especially for youth, more and more aggressive policing, etc. Hopefully you understand why this is pretty much out-and-out classic “we must protect society from those types” racism laying under a veneer of “science.”

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