The Importance Of Racial Classification

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In today 's society, human’s are put into groups based on their physical attributes and the system under which they classified called racial classification. After reading multiple sources, it has been confirmed that racial classification only promotes racism through society and culture and ethnic hierarchy. Racial Classification is a very subjective system and tends only to make sense when being used in medical research and practices. It is a mostly unneeded system because it is an inaccurate description of the human race in a biological sense. Racial classification is more social than biological. Medical researchers believe that racial classification is a needed factor in medical practices. The article, “Commentary: Considerations …show more content…
According to the source pbs.org, “Biologically speaking, traits are inherited non-concordantly, which means they are inherited independently, rather than packaged together.” (Pbs, RACE the power of illusion). Racial classification is more social than biological because biologically speaking racial classification is incorrect because no one race has one common trait. According to pbs.org, “Classification is cultural.” it’s not scientific. Also, it’s important to note that there isn’t a single gene for race, race is not inherited in masses its inherited individually. Initially, in the Eighteenth Century when racial classification was created people were classified by region and later on that changed to physical attribute which is …show more content…
The race is historically based on intelligence and behavior which causes people to categories groups by things like, “Civilized VS Uncivilized”. Which often puts one racial class above another, encouraging racial hierarchy. This also begins stereotypes, if the majority of an ethnic group has a certain characteristic or way of behaving then everyone in that racial group behaves the same. Even if the majority of the group doesn’t act a certain way major events, such as 9/11, can induce stereotypes. The article states, “Because race is seen as a fixed characteristic, linking race to a hierarchy of intelligence or behavior essentially fixes the capabilities of whole groups of people” (Peregrine, 399). Race shouldn’t be seen as a fixed characteristic because not only is it socially incorrect it is also biologically wrong because there is no fixed gene for race. Traits are inherited individually, not in groups. The reason racial classification makes sense in society but is morally wrong is that racial hierarchy helps control groups. The author writes, “The utility of such hierarchies was in

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