Week 5 Wednesday

October 24, 2007

The concept that “race” is a scientific fallacy was quite a surprise for me today. I just never thought about it before. I have recognized the gradual shift in terminology from “race” to “ethnicity,” but I didn’t realize the history behind that shift. The idea that “race” was nothing more than an excuse to enslave others is sickening enough, but to perpetuate such an idea in current society surprises me. Now that we wrap our identities around our ethnic cultures, we can only work within that mindset since trying to eradicate it isn’t an option.

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