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Questions: Do you think that "race" should have ever been constructed by social scientists? Why? Why not? Why do you think that anyone has to define who we are by standards measured by our human understanding of anthropology?
This question asks what YOU THINK about this topic/these topics. Please let us know what YOU THINK, and someone here will be happy to comment on your ideas.
Hint: This word and its meaning has been around since at least the 1500s, perhaps earlier:
"Social scientists" have not been around nearly that long. I doubt they came up with the term.
Other teachers may have different opinions.
Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. It's interesting to study anthropology, race, etc. However, when it comes to ethics, personal preferences, how can you combat the latter? Absolutely racial prejudice is an awful thing and we keep hoping it will not be issue. Here are some interesting sites on "race:"
3. (a series of articles to choose): http://www.megaessays.com/essay_search/race_determine.html
NOTE: As I used to tell my students: "X is neither better nor worse; it's just different." To my way of thinking, that just makes the world more interesting.