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Race Does Not Exist In Society Research Paper

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Fact: “Race is a modern idea. Ancient societies did not divide people according to physical differences, but according religion, status, class, even language.” (Race-The Power of an Illusion).
This fact caught my attention, because division groups have existed in society since ancient times when people were divided into groups according their religion, status, and language and not based in physical characteristics called nowadays “races.”
In July 4, 1776, The Declaration of Independence stated,” We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” However, on the same year, Johann Blumenbach, one of many 18th-century naturalists, created a hierarchical pyramid of five human types, of course, Caucasians were placed at the top claiming superiority of the white. By 1790, race categories were included in the census by the U.S. Constitution. Since then, people is divided in groups based on physical characteristics.
Fact: “Race is not biological, but racism is still real. Race is still a powerful social idea that gives people different access to opportunities and resources. Our government and society
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Instead, as the author Wald Sussman states, “race is not a biological reality but a myth.” Scientific studies made by anthropologists, geneticists, sociologists, and psychologists have proved that regardless of the skin color, in general there are no genetic differences within a Caucasian, black, Mongolian, etc . According to the article, the reason of skin color depends more in morphological characteristics, that is, the part of the world where the person lives. People with darker skin usually live in areas with higher UVR; and people with lighter skin usually live in areas with less UVR and closer to the
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