Anthro 2A Discussion - DOUGLAS - Race
Anthro 2A Discussion - DOUGLAS - Race Anthro 2A
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Anthro 2A Discussion: RACE 1) The Social Construction of Race a) What is it? i) What have you learned about race? ii) What does “race” mean? (1) Judgement of physical traits (skin color) (2) Culturally determined (3) There is no good definition (a) Hard to define iii) How many races are there? (1) List some categories (a) Asian (b) Caucasian (White/Anglo) (Eastern European) (c) Native American (d) Hispanic/Latin@ (e) Black (f) Indian/Middle Eastern (g) Pacific Islander (h) Jewish (i) Bi/Multiracial (j) Alaskan Native b) How do we know what race somebody is? c) Markers of race i) Hair (color/texture) ii) Skin color iii) Eye (shape/color) iv) Nose v) Lips vi) Height/build (1) What do these all have in common? (a) Physical (b) Some facial (c) Genetically inherited traits (i) Health, blood type, ear wax d) Some traits get chosen to help determine race (some don’t) i) Similar markers can be interpreted differently in different cultures e) 3 Things to Remember i) Race has no biological/genetic basis (1) Not diffinitive in any way (2) There is more genetic variation WITHIN geographic “races” than there are BETWEEN them ii) Race is a social construct (1) Developed as a way to justify (a) Domination/imperialism (b) Enslavement of African Americans (c) Displacement of Native Americans iii) Race DOES exist (1)In some societies, religion/language/culture barriers
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