Gill, Brace, Molnar-Posted

Gill, Brace, Molnar-Posted - Does Race Exist Gill Slightly...

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Does Race Exist? Gill Slightly over half of all biological/physical anthropologists believe that human races are biologically valid and real Forensic anthropologists tend to believe in race- “assessing ancestry” Very accurate in determining geographic racial affinities Bone analysis – midfacial measurements, femur traits, etc. are over 80% accurate More accurate at assessing race from skeletal remains than from looking at living people
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Does Race Exist? Gill Cline – gradient of change, such as that between areas where most people have blue eyes and most people have brown eyes Used as argument against race Morphological characteristics – skin color, hair form, bone traits, eyes, and lips…tend to follow geographic boundaries coinciding with climatic zones Used as argument for race
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Denial of race by scientists is socio- political and not scientific; believe it promotes racism Argues that racism is promoted by denying that race exists
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2009 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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