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The meaning of ‘race’ has changed over many centuries, but it is now generally accepted as something created by society. The American Anthropological Association’s statement on race states, “physical variations in the human species have no meaning except the social ones that humans put on them.”

While we may not be different biologically, the colour of our skin is the most visible difference among us, and it affects the way we interact with each other. Racial encounters carry a long history of abuse from colonization, which saw the establishment of a major group and a minor group. This situation still thrives today but ethnicity, gender, and economic status further inform the experience of the minority. Ethnicity is best defined as the practices and traditions of a... (more)


 
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