Race - The Power of an Illusion

Race - The Power of an Illusion - ANTH101 Week12

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ANTH101  Week 12 Film: Race – The Power of an Illusion  November 19, 2009 The Difference between Us o No genetic markers that define race o Race Traits and Tendencies o Indian, Negro, and White children – Mongrels o Eugenics o Genetic differences between races are comparable to genetic differences  among a race o Sickle Cell Anemia o Not racial o Result of having ancestors living in an area where malaria was  common o Not enough time to regulate new species (only 100,000 years) o Variation can be found within any human population with a common  source, Africa, this is due to migrating, mixing, and mating Everyone can tell a Nubian from a Norwegian, so why not divide people into different  races? That's the question explored in " The Difference Between Us ," the first hour of  the series. This episode shows that despite what we've always believed, the world's  peoples simply don't come bundled into distinct biological groups. We begin by following  a dozen students, including Black athletes and Asian string players, who sequence and  compare their own DNA to see who is more genetically similar. The results surprise the  students and the viewer, when they discover their closest genetic matches are as likely  to be with people from other "races" as their own. Much of the program is devoted to understanding why. We look at several scientific 
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Race - The Power of an Illusion - ANTH101 Week12

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