Chapter Questions 6

Chapter Questions 6 - Explain how race can be both a...

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Unformatted text preview: Explain how race can be both a reality and a myth and distinguish between the concepts of race and ethnicity. The concept of race is essentially a biological myth supported by a social reality. The evidence that a group of people is distinguished from another group of people by their inherited physical characteristics in aspects of complexion, color, and shape represents the reality of race, objectively. However, the idea that one race is superior than another is a made up assumption, or myth. The array of the human variations including levels of success, intelligence, and ability, is present within, not between races. There is also no such thing as a pure race. Due to the broad variation of human, individuals do not fit into specific categories that can clearly distinguish one another. Instead, human characteristics run together, showing up throughout groups. There are no characteristics, no traits, not even one gene that turns up in all members of one so race that is absent from...
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