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Differences Between Race And Culture

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Race is a complex topic that can mean various things to different people, especially people from different cultural backgrounds, but one thing that all anthropologists can agree on is that there is no biological basis for race. Early physical anthropologists, like Johann Blumenbach, were convinced that humans could be divided into biologically distinct races, but eventually other anthropologists, like Franz Boas and his students, disproved those false beliefs and exposed race as a cultural construction (Lavenda 9-10). Rather than different “races” being genetically distinct from each other, according to Richard Lewontin, an evolutionary geneticist, there is more genetic variation found within each “race” than between any two “races” (Lavenda
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