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    reading also explains how it was “wrong” to enslave other Christians, so they went for Africans and had the idea that their souls might be saved through contact with believers. I thought the most interesting thing from this article was how in the past they were tempted to see blackness as a curse signifying that Africans were designated by God himself to be a race of slaves. I think it’s terrible that in the past people had that idea towards Africans. I learned a lot about racism in the past, and was also shocked that it was during this time that they were racist towards Jews. I also learned how they used a “curse” view on slavery to explain how/why slavery happened. 2.…

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    Scientific Racism is the use of science to validate racism; it supports the belief in racial supremacy. During the New Imperialism period, scientific racism was very common; it was used to support the idea of White European Imperialism. Many theories came upon from scientific racism, especially in the late 19th century. Many enlightenment thinkers proposed theories. For example, Anglo-Irish philosopher, Robert Boyle, believed that no matter how different races or people are they all come from…

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    Using your own words, describe what is meant by ‘scientific racism’ and ‘heritability’ and provide an example of each, drawing on the material presented in Investigating Intelligence. This essay will define and explain the terms ‘scientific racism’ and ‘heritability’, and further it is going present an example of each from the book “Investigating Intelligence” to support and give better understanding of these psychological terms. Scientific Racism is a psychological term, technique or…

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    Modern Day Bias: How Scientific Racism Influences Us Today With the new presidential campaigns underway, it appears that all people can talk about is the candidates different policies and their own opinions on the matter. Some of the most controversial political arguments that are occurring are ones that include race such as immigration and the Syrian refugees. Even though many people have their beliefs on certain topics without a lot of evidence, some use modern day scientific racism to help…

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    Phrenology is a pseudo practice of medicine focusing on the measurements of the human skull and how that relates to basically every trait of the person, be it physical or character trait. Scientific Racism is defined as the use of similar ostensible medicinal and pseudo-scientific methods to justify the theory of racism. It is the practice of classifying individuals of different phenotypes into discrete races, historically this has received much credence in the community, although now the…

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    consisted of measurements of the skulls of different races and generalizations of the characteristics each race possessed (Menand, 2002). Morton placed Caucasians at the top of the hierarchy for having the highest intellectual capacity, and Africans at the lowest place, stating that they “present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade” (Menand, 2002). This pseudo-scientific racism has since been debunked as falsehood, however the impact on…

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    Ferguson was by no means fair, Brown v. Board wasn’t as equal as people often claim it to be today. Brown v. Board helped desegregation but only in schools, resulting in segregated neighborhoods, community center, and general society (Brown-Nagin). While the case aimed to create equality and fairness throughout the country, the way the ruling was implanted did nothing to combat the previous racism of the past years as a result of slavery. The lack of help for blacks in post-Brown v. Board world…

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    Thesis: In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain uses Jim to explain that slavery was a wrong institution because whites treated blacks like they were a different species, which was wrong because blacks are humans too. TS1 Violence: In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, violence is seen as one of the most vulgar aspects of slavery because humans beat and other humans and deprive them of their basic amenities. TS2 Family Separation: Miss Watson shows how separation of families was another…

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    White Colonial Slavery

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    In specific instances like the Tasmanian people who were murdered, scholars may wonder why they did not just “simply” revolt and fight back in order to claim their native territory, when in fact, they may have had no concept of what was actually happening to them as they had only ever lived among themselves. It was not the color of their skin that prompted this violence either, but merely because these people lacked the white peoples’ idea of “civilization” and “culture,” mostly because it…

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    Racism is undoubtedly one of the most controversial and widely discussed topics in today’s society. People are often bombarded with horror stories and effects of racism, but are rarely educated on why people are racist. Knowing what the causes are is a primary step in ending it. Racism is learned through a prejudicial society and fueled by ignorance, but may also be a natural aspect of human existence. There are many people who are offended by other races. These people may also feel…

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