The Concept of Race

4 April 2015
An discussion on the concept of race and how it is misinterpreted by society.

This paper examines the definition of race by reviewing scientific and non-scientific concepts. The author gives examples of how this definition is often misinterpreted by society.
“Postmodernism allows us to see race not as an essentialist category that determines character but rather more as a title or description that may sometimes be summoned by a people to describe themselves but more often is determined by one people in reference to another, and so often an attempt of a group in power to designate the proper position in relationship to themselves of another group. And it allows us to see ethnicity as a more “native category” but one that like so many others may well be subject to subversion by hegemonic forces.”

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