9_8_11_Unpacking+Race

9_8_11_Unpacking+Race - Unpacking Race September 8 2011...

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Unpacking Race September 8, 2011 Please answer the first set of questions on your sheet: What is race? What do you think about when you hear the term race? Last Time: History of studying and categorizing people, Anthropology’s role today Today: Explore the concept of race
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Talking about race Why think and talk about classifications and categories of human diversity in this class? Why think and talk about race specifically? Note about our discussions .
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How is race defined in the U.S.? Ideas about physical attributes lead us to assumptions about biological differences but…
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the scientific sense? Race: a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species Does race work this way in humans? Other animals? Most people today reject ethnocentric historical ideas about biological differences between humans. But since we look different, it is difficult to
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