ANTA02H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Franz Boas, Scientific Racism, Internalized Racism
Essential concepts of race versus dna distribution. Race and racism are embedded in institutions and everyday life. We talk abt racism as a way to describe an individual. Race is part of our everyday life. Even if some is not racist it doesn"t mean that they don"t think in terms of race. Races, as discrete biological categories, do not exist. However, race is a meaningful social category with very real social consequences. Working definition of race: the culturally constructed categorization of people into groups based on physical characteristics. Race may not exist biological it exists socially and politically. The two terms of often used interchangeably. Ethnicity based on a shared sense of identity, and a relationship to other groups. Race is the use of physical, natural way of classifying ppl into category. Race insists upon natural and biological aspects to categorize. Ethnicity is more about classifying ppl based on shared sense of identity.