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Race 2 Social constructs require that people collectively agree and accept the existence of the construct. That means that a social construction is not an absolute. While race is a social construct and therefore not absolute, it has undeniable effects on the society. As a social construct, the definition of race is unstable shifting across different circles. The reality of the existence of race in the society shapes the way individual views him or herself and others. Skin color stands as the fundamental indicator of race. Different skin colors perpetuate a difference in the two persons. The United States today hosts a huge number of immigrants who originate from diverse backgrounds. This has increased to the diversity existing on the measure of cultural and phenotypic differences (Marable, 2015). With so many immigrants, intermarriages between people of different races have increased, increasing the number of population of people with mixed ancestry and as such blurring the lines of race. Today, there are an increased number of descriptions of the different people groups in America. Traditionally, race was viewed from the distinguishable external visible features majorly the skin color. The construction of what race is and the attachments accorded to each originate from the dominant group of the society. Meaning that the dominant group in the American society set the boundaries for membership in the superior group. Going further to state that a black person was inferior biologically t a white person. This view and treatment of the black in the American society originated from the concept that the black came to America as slaves (Marable, 2015). After the completion of the slavery era and the rise of many free blacks in the
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