Constructing Race : List 3 profound ways that has race been constructed in US?
August 29th, 2018
How has race been constructed in the United States?
Constructing Race. Review the PBS website RACE – The Power of an Illusion as you prepare for this discussion.
This site offers many examples of how the science of human difference contradicts ordinary ideas of race.
As we see in the readings and in this website, race is socially constructed, a system of thought and human behavior not directly based on nature, instead resulting from social ideas and practices.
In other words, race exists because people believe it is real and important. constructing race
Please respond to the following:
a. How has race been constructed in the United States?
b. Provide a specific example of how race continues to be socially constructed.
c. What groups are harmed, and benefit, from these constructions of race?