ANTH 101 - Lecture, 2-21-11 Race Race is an ethnocentric...

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Lecture, 2-21-11 Race Race is an ethnocentric classification system that has been underpinned by a pseudo- science suggesting that humankind is made up of biologically distinct types of people Race is not scientifically valid; there are no differing human biological races Racism Can be defined as acting on the belief that human groups inherit biological traits that make them unequal in morality, intelligence, personality, propensity to crime, or generally, in their ability to acquire culture Scientific Racism Beginning in the 19 th century, tripartite division of humanity into “Caucasoid” “Negroid” and “Mongloid” Underpinned by the “Great Chain of Being” whereby “whites” considered closer to the angel and “blacks” considered closer to the apes Rule of Hypodescent If a child is born to parents of two different social statuses, the child belongs to the status considered lower by the society Historically in the US, if a child is born to an African American parent and a
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Dr.sharynjones during the Spring '11 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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ANTH 101 - Lecture, 2-21-11 Race Race is an ethnocentric...

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