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Notes 10/24/11 Race and Ethnicity Popular Understanding o “ethnicities” – cultures, peoples, nations o “races” – separate biological groups Breeds of animals Skin color of humans Linked to nation, culture, “ volk Essentialist View o Original, distinct groups: “ideal types” o Darwin thought differently Species originate in a single gene pool, not distinct races Populations? o Human populations sometimes called “races” o Population biology: A race is a cluster of local populations that differs genetically from others “Races” cannot be identified by geneticists 94% of human genetic diversity falls within groups geographically defined as “races” (Africans, Europeans, Asians, etc.) Other “races” are subsets of Africans, genetically o Physical variation distributed gradually over space o Where does one begin and another end? o
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2011 for the course ANTH 2 taught by Professor Hindes during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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