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Chapter 6: Race and Racism Natural disasters is a social construct; actually simply natural events  Underlying project - categorize people into groups based on assumptions of natural differences  all in relation to people of European descent  >no scientific basis for classifications of race (genetically all the human race)  Race and racism justified inhumane acts  Race: flawed system of classification, created and re-created over time >racial categories have no biological basis  Racism: individuals’ thoughts and actions that create unequal access based on imagined differ- ences among groups  Race not fixed in nature but, created, perpetuated, and changed by people  >deep integration of the human gene pools means that no clear genetic lines can be  drawn to separate people into distinct, biologically discrete, “racial” populations  >Genetic variations such as skin color are just .1% of that person’s genetic code  >greater probability of swapping genetic material with those geographically closer  Wild Goose Chase: Linking Phenotype to Genotype Genotype: inherited genetic facts that provide a framework for an organism’s physical form  Phenotype: way genes are expressed in an organism’s physical form (visible/invisible) as a re- sult of the interaction of genotype with environmental factors, such as nutrition, disease and  stress Assume we know something significant about a person’s genetic makeup by just looking at their phenotype 
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