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anth200apr28 - ANTH 200 April 28, 2008 Race and Racial...

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April 28, 2008 · Race and Racial Variation · Nationality, ethnicity, and race · What if anything is race? · There is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two from living together on terms of social equality. Inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they remain together there must be… etc Abe Lincoln · There may be a biological trait which defines race, but it isn't based on the traditional thought of phenotype. · We define race by skin color and appearance and other phenotypes. · We all use skin color as a racial marker but it isn't definitive. Skin color is an adaptation which protects skin form UV rays. Today, people migrate easily so there is a diverse mix of skin color in any given geographical area. · Facial features and every other phenotype is explained by cline. Adaptations created by moving from west to east or east to west. Not the suns effect on us and our skin which is explained by moving North to South. · Problems arise when people scapegoat on a race.
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