Social Construction Of Race

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Cathia Tanis
Mythological Construction of race
Research paper

The social construction of race typically refers to the idea that race is not biologically determined. In Hacking's terms racial classification “is not determined by the nature of things; it is not inevitable.” Social constructionists about race would also argue racial classification has negative societal consequences, or in Hacking's terms “is quite bad. (Mutegi, 2012) In general, when thinking about race one of the first thoughts the come to mind for many is that our race has to do with the way you look to others on the outside, your ethnicity and backward such as the birth place of your parent’s, great grandparents, and ancestors. All of which is supposed
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Your thought that if you want to become a doctor or scientist etc. the only way to do so is through education. But when it comes to history and the importance of knowing truth about the past the school systems fail completely. Children spend a lot of time at school then at home so the majority of what they pickup comes for their educators. I believe that we all come into this world with no hatred and with a pure heart. It is the job of your parents to teach you morals and value, but it is also the job of our educators to instill in us the true about race and where we come from. A peculiarity in the way young children acquire knowledge of race feeds these limited! expectations about children’s thinking. Young children give little evidence of noticing race and when they do their beliefs seem to be local, idiosyncratic, fragmentary, and not infrequently bizarre. (Hirschfeld, 2012) But even today that has yet to happen, the idea of social construction of race and racism is so harmful to and individual’s upbringing. Kids tend to sadly be impacted the most by this concept and their minds are poisoned into thinking one way unless they are white.
A child’s success in school is skewed by the relative position of their family of origin in the hierarchy of racially prescribed relations of domination and subordination. School achievement in the 20th century still exhibits the long-term damaging effect of the establishment of slavery in the southern colonies of British North America in the 17th and 18th centuries. (Richardson,

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