race - Lauren Gurican Soc 101 10am Exam 3 Biological vs....

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Lauren Gurican Soc 101 10am Exam 3 Biological vs. Sociological Race The difference between the biological and the social views on race is that the biological view tries to attribute certain physical characteristics such as skin color to a “genetically isolated human group.” Where as the social view on the other hand looks at race from a cultural standpoint. The biological view of race would like to be able to group people into separate individual categories based on their physical traits and/or genetic make up. But the truth of the matter is that there is actually more genetic variation between individuals within the same “race” than there is between individuals from different groups. Not only that, but modern humans have not been around long enough to develop into separate subspecies (or races). Even if we had been divided at one point, the people from the different subgroups did not remain mutually exclusive and as a result of interbreeding everyone has a vastly mixed ancestry. This makes it impossible
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '07 term at Allan Hancock College.

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