Why do social scientists consider race a social construction?
What is an example from news or social media that demonstrates how race is a social construction? Please include a link to share in your post.
Finally, reflect on the activities from this week’s lecture material and use a personal example from the sorting quiz results to discuss how race is a social construction.
Most historians, anthropologists, and sociologists describe human races as a social construct, preferring instead the term population or ancestry, which can be given a clear operational definition. Even those who reject the formal concept of race, however, still use the word race in day-to-day speech (Raymond, 2016). However, because all populations are genetically diverse, and because