Race as a Social Construct
In chapter 10, “Race, Ethnicity, and Racism,” the authors define race as a “socially construct category.” Below are links to a couple of articles that further delineate this idea.
Race Is a Social Construct, Scientist Argue:
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/race-is-a-social-construct-scientists-argue/ (Links to an external site.)
What We Mean When We Say ‘Race Is a Social Construct’:
https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/05/what-we-mean-when-we-say-race-is-a-social-construct/275872/ (Links to an external site.)
Race as a Social Construction:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/without-prejudice/201612/race-social-construction (Links to an external site.)
Based on what you have read, observed and/or personal experience, to what extent do you agree with the idea that race is a social construct. How treating race as a social construct might change the way we understand various social issues in our society?
Provide your own response to the above questions (Length: at least 250 words; Points: 10). Please provide meaningful response to at least one posting of your classmates. (Length: at least 200 Words; Points: 5)