CLASS ACTIVITY335 - How would considering social race be...

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CLASS ACTIVITY HISTORY OF RACISM 335 Look around the room or around your community. Who do you think is likely to be most similar to you, biologically or genetically? Why? Excluding your immediate family members, are you more likely to be genetically like someone who looks like you or someone who does not? Who has benefited from the belief that we can sort people according to race and that there are natural or biologically based differences between racial groups? Should doctors and other health professionals take biological race into account when diagnosing and treating illness? Why? Can you think of a situation where thinking about race as biological might be misleading or have a negative effect”
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Unformatted text preview: How would considering social race be different? Towards the end of this episode, the students are asked if they would trade their skin color. Would you trade your skin color? How do you think your life would be different if you looked like someone of a different race? Use the following list of inherited biological traits to divide people into groups (i.e., first group people by hair color, then regroup by blood type, etc.) Hair color Blood types (A,B, O, A/B) Whether or not your tongue curls Lactose tolerance or intolerance Left-handed ness or right-handedness Fingerprint types (loop, whorl, arch or tented arch) Skin color (compare the inside of your arm)...
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