Essay on Race As A Biological Classification

909 Words Jul 21st, 2015 4 Pages
Race by definition is a group of people that possess distinctive physical or hereditary qualities that is unlike other groups. However, most anthropologists and biologists do not acknowledge race as having a validity of biological categorization. The reason most anthropologists and biologist do not accept race as a valid biological classification is because they have come to realize that there is more genetic variation within groups than between groups (Race-Definition, 2015). In America, society and educators have indoctrinated human races as being an ordinary and departmental characteristic within the human species with its basis in noticeable physical differences (American Anthropological, 1998). However, traditional race concepts give an inaccurate picture of human variations which is indicative that each group has a significant level of uniqueness (Race and Human Variation). With the vast expansion of scientific knowledge in this century, however, it has become clear that human populations are not unambiguous, clearly divided, and biologically distinguishable groups. Genetics analysis of DNA indicates that about 94% of, most physical variation is embedded within racial groups. Moreover, Normal geographic “racial” groupings in the human populations have an estimated 6% genes difference between one another. This geographic "racial" grouping means that there is greater variation within "racial" groups than between them (American Anthropological, 1998). As a result, in…

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