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Cultural and Biological Similarities/Differences Between Race and Ethnicity By David Hardy
David Hardy ANTH-1020
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Cultural and Biological Similarities/Differences Between Race and Ethnicity
David Hardy
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Salt Lake Community College

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Cultural and Biological Similarities/Differences Between
Race and Ethnicity
Race. Ethnicity. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see those four words? Is it
black, white, American or Muslim? It can be a hard question to answer, and we can thank that to
all of the different definitions people give them, so I will attempt to do my best in the following
paper to explain how both science and culture define each of these terms and how they differ and
relate from one another.
Race
Let’s start off with race. Both science and culture define it similarly, but there are some
major differences between their point of views. If we were to define race in biological terms, it’s
a geographically isolated population of organisms that differs from other populations of the same
species in certain heritable traits. These traits don’t necessarily have to be expressed
phenotypically, they might only be expressed genotypically. Also, when referring to the
humans, the species is known as homo sapiens, and although people around the would divide
themselves into separate races, the morphological variation between races is not indicative of

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“Cultural and Biological Similarities/Differences Between Race and Ethnicity” By David Hardy “Cultural and Biological Similarities/Differences Between Race and Ethnicity” David Hardy ANTH-1020 Salt Lake Community College David Hardy 1 ANTH-1020 “Cultural and Biological Similarities/Differences Between Race and Ethnicity” By David Hardy Cultural and Biological Similarities/Differences Between Race and Ethnicity Race. Ethnicity. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see those four words? Is it black, white, American or Muslim? It can be a hard question to answer, and we can thank that to all of the different definitions people give them, so I will attempt to do my best in the following paper to explain how both science and culture define each of these terms and how they differ and relate from one another. Race Let’s start off with race. Both science and culture define it similarly, but there are some major differences between their point of views. If we were to define race in biological terms, it’s a geographically isolated population of organisms that differs from other populations of the same species in certain heritable traits. These traits don’t necessarily have to be expressed phenotypically, they might only be expressed genotypically. Also, when referring to the humans, the species is known as homo sapiens, and although people around the would divide themselves into separate races, the morphological variation between races is not ...
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