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Assignment 9 Cultural Anthropology 3/16/2020 Chapter 22: Mixed Blood Questions 1a. Fish says that race is actually a myth. “Our racial classification scheme is loaded with pure fantasy,” (Fish,201). 2a. Fish describes actual human “physical variations” (201) and that we can mate around the world because we are all one species. Our separation around the world is the only thing that actually separates us. 2b. He explains that it is through natural selection that causes the color change of skin around the globe. “People in the tropics of Africa and South America came to have dark skins, presumably,through natural selection, as protection against the sun,” (Fish 202). 3a. Folk taxonomies are the ways in which people classify themselves and others in an arbitrary and unscientific fashion. These classifications are purely social or cultural. 3b. The difference in the way that Americans and Brazilians classify race is large. Americans’ race classification is best described as hypo decent. Race describes the person’s lineage, not their
physical features. Also, the person takes the race of the one with lesser value. So a person who is

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