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Race

“Racial categories are not biological real-ities, but social constructions. By the time of Linnaeus, the idea of ‘race’ cate-gories, with some categories superior to others, was an integral part of the domi-nant European worldview. This idea fit wealthy Europeans’ belief in their own essential superiority to other peoples around the globe. ...Scientists now know that biologically, human diversity does not fit into the racial categories we have created. To consider racial categories useful biological containers or, worse, an explanation for social differences among us is bad science.” (Goodman 5)

Goodman, Alan. “Exposing Race as an Obsolete Biological Concept.” Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School, edited by Mica Pollock, The New Press, 2008, pp. 4-7.