Why do you think there has been so much more attention given to presumed biological bases for race, compared to social bases for race?

Biological and Social Bases for Race

The Assignment :

For this Task you have 3 questions to answer. Be sure to completely answer each question and follow the instructions including the word count minimum.

QUESTION 1

  • In at least 750 words, use at least 3 readings AND Episode #1 from Part 1 to support your answer to the following question. Be sure to cite your responses using ASA 6th edition citation format. ( Episode #1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMHQyjH9esU)
  • The question:
  • Over the years, many have spent a great deal of time and effort arguing that there is a biological basis to race, but most have been proven wrong, and now we know that there is no genetic basis for race. Why do you think there has been so much more attention given to presumed biological bases for race, compared to social bases for race?

QUESTION 2

  • In 250 words, use at least 2 readings from Part 1 to support your answer to the following question. Be sure to cite your response using ASA 6th edition citation format.
  • The question:
  • What does Amy Ferber (Article 3) mean when she writes that “the history of racial categorizations is intertwined with the history of racism?”

QUESTION 3

  • In 250 words, use at least 2 readings from Part 1 to support your answer to the following question. Be sure to cite your responses using ASA 6th edition citation format.
  • The question:
  • What do Omi and Winant mean by racial formation? What role does the law play in such a process? How is this shown in the history of the United States?

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*** watch The house we live in: Race – the power of an illusion Episode one (the difference between us) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMHQyjH9esU ).

*** Book: Race and Ethnicity in Society. Author: Elizabeth Higginbotham; Margaret L. Andersen. 4th Edition

*** Reading requirement. ***:

Part I – Race: What Does It Mean? The Social Construction of Race and

Ethnicity Reading

⁃Reading 1: “Race”

⁃Reading 2: “The Race Myth”

⁃Reading 3: “Planting the Seed: The Invention of Race”

⁃Reading 4: “Racial Formation”

*** Be sure to cite your responses using ASA 6th edition citation format. (https://www.csuci.edu/wmc/pdf/wmc-asa-style-040319.pdf)

 

REQUIREMENTS

5 pages, Double Spacing

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