Racism And Discrimination Of The Miami 's University Course People At The World Lecture

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Apartheid was a racial segregation system that happened in South Africa between 1948 and 1994. Non-white people were prevented from living with white people and voting (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2013). This seems to be a clear case of racism and discrimination that assumed people should be treated according to their skin colour. Sometimes, lack of information about how cultural or environmental aspects may define customs and characteristics can lead to racism and discrimination. In contrast, anthropology’s approach is to understand human differences to show that each belief and practice deserve appreciation. In the Miami’s University course People of the world lecture “What is anthropology” (2014), professor Mark Peterson defines what anthropology is, presents some questions that anthropologists do, and what differences are between anthropology and other human sciences to show that there is not superior or inferior culture, but that each culture is worthy of respect.
In “What is anthropology,” Peterson (2014) presents the definition of anthropology, which is the study of humanity and their aspects in different times and places; as well as anthropology purpose, which is the attempt in explaining what it means be a human. He also presents and defines the four subfields of anthropology, which are cultural anthropology, archaeological anthropology, biological anthropology and linguistic anthropology. However, even though anthropology is divided into four subfields, they try to…

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