Sociologist Argument That Race Is Still Relevant In Modern Day Society

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Fall 2015-Soc 100-35W 10/15

Week Seven Discussion

Samantha Henry

Sociologist argue that race is a social construct and not a part of our innate natural behavior. Then why is racial identification so prevalent in modern day society? That’s because at young ages we are taught by television, movies, books, newspapers, parents, teachers, friends and other sources what race is. We are bombarded by this ideology so much so that we become fluent in determining someone 's race based on their physical attributes and draw conclusions before even talking to them and discovering who they are as an actual person.

Example one of societal conception of race being pushed upon us can be seen in our nation 's standardized testing. On the first

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