Response Race

Response Race - Joe Wilmot ANT 171 10-3-09 Response paper...

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Joe Wilmot ANT 171 10-3-09 Response paper #2 Due: October 8, 2009 Wright, One Drop of Blood Brown and Armelagos, The apportionment of racial diversity: A review Please discuss the two readings in terms of how they impact the question of the difference between race and geographic variation. What is the difference between race and geographic variation? What does an understanding of human variation reveal about the race concept? One Drop of Blood’s talks about racial categorizing in four main groups American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black; and White. It talks about how nearly every census has measured race differently. It also looks at the fact that we Americans have "the one-drop rule," which defines as black, a person with as little as a single drop of "black blood." We are the only country to measure with a one-drop rule, and it only applies to African Americans. We have had many famous half white half black people that were rejected as whites, but accepted by blacks. For instance Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. This goes to show that most people only look at appearance when grouping individuals in racial categories. Just because someone has darker skin doesn’t mean that they are directly African, we should look at their heritage and where they live in the world then make an assumption.
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