THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS

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THEORETICAL  THEORETICAL  CONSIDERATIONS CONSIDERATIONS 1
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American Anthropological Assocation’s  American Anthropological Assocation’s  Statement on “Race” Statement on “Race” Human populations are not clearly demarcated,  biologically distinct groups. In what’s perceived as a “racial group,” genetic  evidence (DNA) indicates that most physical  variation (94%) lies within so-called racial  groups than between these groups.  The 6%  difference still includes an overlapping of genes  and does not indicate genetic exclusivity. 2
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American Anthropological Assocation’s  American Anthropological Assocation’s  Statement on “Race” Statement on “Race” The idea of “race” in America is social in origin,  invented in the 18 th  century to describe those  populations overrun by the English and other  European groups. The idea of race is modeled after the ancient  theorem of the “Great Chain of Being,” a faulty  idea that argued it was “natural” / God-given to  have a hierarchical classification of people.  3
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American Anthropological Assocation’s  American Anthropological Assocation’s  Statement on “Race” Statement on “Race” “Race” was used to rationalize and justify ideas  about inequality and the mistreatment of non- European groups, esp.
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