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Race Race Tabitha Neufind Eth 125 April 20, 2010 Amy L. Williams 1
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Race Race With so many different races in our world today there are many varying views on different races. The social construction of a race is society constructing their own definition of what race is. This societal definition is most "beneficial to the dominant race" (Schaefer, 2006, p.12) . The dominant race is able to benefit because they are at the top of the racial totem poll and "defines who is privileged and who is not" (Schaefer, 2006, p.12). The dominant race takes the power of making decisions that effect every race. There has not been a "clear scientific way found to classify different races of humans, because there has not been any identifiable distinctive characteristics" (Schaefer, 2006, p.10). There are physical differences such as different skin color, but even "skin color among African Americans varies tremendously, as it does among White Americans. There is even an overlapping of dark-skinned Whites and light-skinned African Americans" (Schaefer, 2006, p.10). There may be these physical differences, but biologically each race is the
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