Race Is A Social Construct Summary

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This article relates to the concept of the complexity of identity formation regarding race and social class. Race is a social construct. Most people's perceptions of race is based on the color of one's skin. During the hiring process of the mathematicians referenced in the article, others assumed differences in these women's intellectual abilities compared with their own. White Americans did not want African Americans to succeed. Their stories were never told and their contributions to society were never uncovered because the dominant culture wanted the credit all for themselves. In Maya Wei-Haas article she says, “Though the pressing needs of war were great, racial discrimination remained strong and few jobs existed for African-Americans,

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