Definition of Race

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In your own words. Write a 525- to 700-word paper discussing the current view that race is a social construction supported by political realities.

Define all terms used in your essay.

Include answers to the following questions:

  • How does this view compare with the traditional, biological view of race?
  • What are motivating factors for early Americans to construct race and racial categories?
  • Which approach - assimilation, melting pot, fusion and/or pluralism - matches most closely to the new definition of race in contemporary America?
  • Which definition of race do you support? Why?

Cite and reference in APA style all sources of information used.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines

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School: Duke University

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Definition of Race
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Definition of race
The concept and traditional classifications of races are always relative and dependent on

the criterion of the naturalist, all are based on the description of phenotypes , that is, on the
anatomical morphological characters given by the most obvious features, such as skin color and
other physical features, rarely by physiology (Brace, 2017). Despite efforts ranging from cranial
capacity studies to contemporary attempts by Dr. Samuel Morton to base racial classification on
something common like gene banks (Templeton, 2014). The concept of race has defied the
biological definition and in many cases replaced by a social and religious definition. When it is
argued that race is only a soc...

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