Social Construction Of Race Analysis

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What is race? Scientists have argued this for quite some time. Is it a social construct, wherein groups of people are classified having similar heritage (i.e. African Americans having ancestry throughout the continent of Africa)? Or is it a way of classifying people based on biological factors, such as how one may or may not react to a form of medical treatment, or drug. Does it give insight to one group of people’s risk factor for contracting certain biological diseases? Ann Morning addressed this when she wrote, “Does Genomics Challenge the Social Construction of Race?” Ms. Mornings debates the findings of Shiao Et Al, in regard to the beliefs of “constructionists.” Such are described as not “up to date”, with an emphasis on an amendment.

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