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Interpret the statement below, and in your own words, explain why this statement provides evidence that it makes no sense to speak of races at a genetic level. What evidence do we have that "race" is socially constructed? What are the social justice implications of classifying people according to "race?"

"Humans are 99.9% identical genetically. Of the tiny amount of difference that exists, 85% is found in any local group, be they Italians, Kurds, or Cherokees. For example, two random Koreans are likely to be genetically different as a Korean and Italian." This is explained in the film The Power of an Illusion (2003.)

Adelman, L. (Producer and Co-Director). (2003). The Power of an Illusion. [Motion

picture]. San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel.

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Race is a very important determinant of the genetic structure that we inherit. It has been seen that
the genetic composition in human is passed down from the ancestors who belonged to a

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