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Race and - Race and Ethnicity Race is a social construction ,physical

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Race is a social construction Race evolved from popular beliefs  about human differences that evolved  during the 16 th -19 th  centuries.
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The idea of separate races was  embraced by most biologists, physical  anthropologists and other scientists  whose writings reflected the racial  prejudice of the society from the 18 th  to  the 20th century.
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Two randomly selected individuals from  the world’s population would have in  common about 99.8 percent of their  genetic material. The natural and physical sciences  confirm there are no distinctive races.
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Race is NOT a biological reality  Race is a social reality or in other words  socially constructed. Races and racial definitions can and  have changed over time and across  locations.
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 “Race’ is  a social group that persons inside and/or  outside the group have decided is  important to single out as inferior or 
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2010 for the course SOC 2454 taught by Professor Childs,e. during the Spring '10 term at CUNY Hunter.

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Race and - Race and Ethnicity Race is a social construction ,physical

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