d2 part 2.docx - Discussion 2 To understand race as a social construction is to see race as not being determined by physical traits such as the color of

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Discussion 2 To understand race as a social construction is to see race as not being determined by physical traits such as the color of someone’s skin or how they act, it’s to see their location, class status, and opportunities available or not to them as a way to put them in a designated racial category. Kathleen Fitzgerald proves this point in noting that the racial category “white” has always been in flux. She notes that groups that were once considered nonwhite such as Irish Americans, Greek Americans, Italian Americans, and Jewish Americans are now considered white. Their physical appearance never changed but their social status did. FITZGERALD, K. A. T. H. L. E. E. N. J. (2017). Recognizing Race and Ethnicity: power, privilege, and inequality (2nd ed.). S.l.: ROUTLEDGE. This is proof that race changes across time and place. Due to this change they can enjoy the benefits of white privilege. This is just one of many examples that proves that race is socially constructed. To go against the biological argument, geneticists have not found a gene that
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  • Spring '15
  • Ethnic group, Human skin color, Rachel Dolezal

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