Review the PBS website RACE – The Power of an Illusionas you prepare for this discussion. This site offers many examples ofhow the science of human difference contradicts ordinary ideas of race.
As we see in the readings and in this website, race is sociallyconstructed, a system of thought and human behavior not directly basedon nature, instead resulting from social ideas and practices. In otherwords, race exists because people believe it is real and important.
Please respond to the following:
- How has race been constructed in the United States?
- Provide a specific example of how race continues to be socially constructed.
- What groups are harmed, and benefit, from these constructions of race?
Your initial post for each discussion should be a minimum of 250 words.Use scholarly sources to support your responses. Include citations andreferences in APA style. Review the posts of your peers, focusing on thesocial construction process. In particular, focus on example of theways in which race been defined.