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Unformatted text preview: e.g., Gros Ventre (Atsina) Japanese burakumin ( eta-hinin: polluted non-person) Racial classification and racism in historical perspective Egyptians, Greeks and Romans European Dark Ages Age of Exploration, Colonialism and Conquest Linnaeus Biological Determinism The incorrect concept that behaviors, such as intelligence and morality, are based on biology (genes) Therefore, a persons capacity for behavior can be read from biological traits, such as skin color. Eugenics philosophy of race improvement Racism Cultural phenomenon that is found worldwide Based on stereotypes derived from biological determinism Racist ideologies have no biological basis Hypodescent Persons of mixed race are classified as the socially devalued race, regardless of appearance Manifested in America as the one-drop rule...
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- Spring '08
- Biological Anthropology