Race Not Biological?

Elizabeth Homer (lizlansing@mindspring.com)
Fri, 19 Jun 1998 21:07:58 -0500

Robert McIntosh wrote:
> I would just like to point out one thing that actually race is not
> biological. Most biologists agree that there is no biological
> determinant of racial differences. Race is a social construct.
> Reply-To: edequity@confer.edc.org

This doesn't seem quite right to me. -??? Race is defined as any of
the major biological division of humankind (three), distinguished by
color and texture of hair, color of skin and eyes, stature, bodily
proportions, etc. Isn't that about genetics and therefore
biological? I can see that we have developed a social construct that
is nonbiological....

Liz Homer

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