I do think the concept of "race" itself has fallen greatly in stature, thanks to specific individuals such as Ashley Montague and to anthropologists in general. The concept was formed prior to modern genetics and it's pseudo-scientific fractions (1/8th black) and talk about "blood" do not map easily to our contemporary understanding of DNA. The "five races of man" (or was it seven) was a convenient snap shot of geographical correlations of attributes evolved over geological time, but essentially the same shared genome does it all in the sense that we're a single species, highly adaptable. However, despite this deterioration in meaning, "race" and its accompanying concepts are still a tool of oppression (their primary purpose, never actual science) and a source of confusion. On the most recent US census, Hispanics found they were no longer a race, whereas many thought they had been. Given there's no strong scientific underpinning for the idea, it's not surprising that the concept continues to mislead and delay (retard) our collective genius.