Sunday, October 5, 2008

Race!

So I just discovered something pretty shocking in my anthropology course:

Race is culturally constructed.

It has nothing to do with biology. It's all cultural! Call me ignorant, but that was totally new to me.

The American Anthropological Association even has a whole website about it. Check it out!

http://www.understandingrace.org/

8 comments:

Mohammed Qabshoqa said...

As what I think Nour...This is one of the too modern theories...
These days as we all know the world become a small village...
What makes the difference between races became more a matter of culture...
If we went back in time to 100 years before....the same races were living together in the same region...they were having the same culture...and the same genes...
As I believe that races could be cultural and biological...at the same time...
And as a matter of fact each gene act different from the other toward the surrounding... that’s what did create different cultural...
Nowadays we were imposed to nearly the same culture...Technology...World policy...all played its role...
This openness isn’t that good for the world community...It affected our bodies and genes....and this is one of the new diseases we are hearing about...
I’m not a racist...but what Allah creates (Biological aspects)...is wider and can contain the (Cultural Aspects) which is done by Human...
But if you look to the Islam as a culture...here there is another point...

k said...

I thought you'd find that course interesting - oddly enough my dad came to the same conclusion and was telling me the same thing about the same time that i studied it.....

Katharine

Anonymous said...

Here is an ultra-brief text that summarizes the core of the matter:

http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/Sciences/Lifescience/HumanRaces/BiologyRace/BiologyRace.htm

(One needs to read all the way to the end in order to get the (most)important points).

What a joy and privilege it is to be allowed to teach this course!

P.

Nour Merza said...

Great article, Professor. Thanks!

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