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Social and Scientific Conceptions of Race
Early Modern Conceptions of Race
Contemporary Uses of Racial Categories
- Phenotype refers to the composite observable traits and behaviors of an individual or group.
- Geneotype refers to a person’s genetic makeup.
- Among humans, race has no taxonomic significance — all living humans belong to the same hominid subspecies, Homo sapiens sapiens.
- An ” ideology of race,” formed through the merging of folk beliefs about group differences with scientific explanations of those differences, argued that races are primordial, natural, enduring and distinct.
- ideology of race: The belief that races are primordial, natural, enduring, and distinct, derived from folk beliefs and scientific explanations generated during the 17th-19th centuries.
- race: A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage or common physical characteristics, such as skin color and hair type.
- phenotype: Any observable characteristic of an organism, such as its morphological, developmental, biochemical or physiological properties, or its behavior.