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Unformatted text preview: biology, nor is it determined by biological understandings of the human body. Race is a social construction. Race is an idea that people create, invent, and think about. The social characteristics of people are not biologically derived. People are socially constructed into the world of race. It is a way to maintain and acquire power. 1.I.e. The predominant model of race in US, black v white. A false dichotomy created by philosophers, anthropologists, and scientists. 1.I.f. This model is where whites are on top and blacks on bottom. Yellow and brown are in-between those. A. Biological Determinism versus Social Constructionism B. Assimilation and Anglo-Conformity Keywords: Assimilation...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2012 for the course AS AM 10 121030200 taught by Professor Camacho during the Winter '11 term at UCLA.
- Winter '11