Race 2010 - What is a race A race is a subspecies a...

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What is a race? A race is a subspecies: a population of a species that differs in a set of allele frequencies from other populations of the same species. A race is frequently separated geographically from other races. Are there races (subspecies)? Concept is being abandoned by biologists in favor of Clines: variable expressions that grade into one another over geographical space Given this definition of race, are there human races?
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Isolating mechanisms that can lead to the separation of races or of species, preventing gene flow , include: Geographical Physical Social/cultural Different races do not inevitably evolve into new species. But note that a race is a genetically isolated population that shares a unique gene pool or allele frequency
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Early anthropologists tried to characterize the polytypic nature of humans by classifying them into races based on geographic location and phenotypic traits , frequently skin color. Early classification schemes used Mongoloid, Negroid, Caucasoid (Dates to 1790)
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In the nineteenth century, researchers tried to introduce scientific method into the analysis of measures of human diversity Anthropometry: the measurement of human body parts and dimensions Example of anthropometry: Measuring the size and shape of the skull , Especially comparing width to length: Dolichocephalic (long and narrow) Mesocephalic (intermediate) Brachycephalic (round-headed or short and broad)
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Through time and in different places, race” has been based on a number of factors: skin color, national origin, religion, social group For example: The human race The English race The Jewish race The white race
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If you take part in a census, you are asked to define your race. When you apply for college, you are asked your race. (Molnar 2002:32)
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Example: Hitler tried to get rid of Jews and gypsies. Through 1970s, sterilization of people in Sweden and Finland.
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