Family Tree of the Human Races
“Distribution of the Primary Racial Stocks of Mankind”
• may have originated the most recent version of five races:
o Capoid • This is reflected, in part, in the notion of social evolution — the
misconception that cultures evolve like organisms and that this
evolution is moving towards more advanced forms.
This led to the concept of biological determinism
• Cultural variability was seen as biologically determined and,
therefore, inherited in the same way that physical characteristics
• The idea that people of visibly different geographic origin have
intrinsic, biologically determined differences in behaviour and
intelligence is the definition of racism.