Limitations – 2 limitations: scientific racism and social evolution
Intro to Scientific Racism
Thesis: social and cultural diff b/w human groups are expressions of fundamentally diff biological stocks (races) i.
Racist and prejudice statements are different
Race is an example of Typologizing
A universal human activity – gives humans types / categories to put things into ii.
Applies in physical objects as well as human / animal behavior a.
Typologizing is a universal activity
Linneaus – 18th century; developed all the systems we use to classify groups 1.
Classified humans into the “homo-sapiens” group
Homo-sapiens Europeaus Albescens
Homo-sapiens Asiaticus Fucus
Homo-sapiens Africanu Negreus (black)
Homo-sapiens Americanus Rubescens (red)
The Big Three
Caucazoid –Europe, Northern Asia, India, Northern Africa b.
Mongoloid - Eastern Asia (Japan, China, etc), pacific islands and Native Americans c.
Negroid – Sub-saharian Africans
Characteristics of Racial Types
Salient physical characteristics
African – lazy
Asian – melancholy / rigid
Monogenesis vs. Polygenesis
Common origin of beginning for different people
Independent origins of human races
Own Adam & Eve
Racial Theories & Sociocultural Difference
Spreading different languages / methods of conceiving a family IV)
Science, Race, & Culture
Provides categories – to think about the world
Makes order out of chaos
Organizes the thoughts, assumptions, opinions
Provides beliefs that causes people to think about the world in a specific way v.
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