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Race As A Social Construction

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The idea that race is a social construction can explain a lot. When sociologists say this, they are referring to the idea that we see race, just as that, how we see it, rather than for what it actually is. What I have realized upon my own analysis of race as a social construction is that when we are speaking of a race that is not our own, we are more likely to generalize. “Whites” see all varieties of ‘black people’ as ‘black’, and ‘blacks’ see all varieties of ‘white people’ as ‘white’, when in reality, there are a multiplicity of varieties. I’ve had ‘non-white’ people ask me if I was a particular nationality, and when I say no and correct them, they reply with, ‘oh that’s the same thing,’ when it clearly is not. Race is not a fact, it is
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