Nature and Race

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Fadilat Olasupo | CORC 3208 | 04/04/2015 | Midterm Paper |

Nature and race: Classifications

The idea of nature is a broad topic that leads to various concepts, and interpretations. Nature and its many implications have undergone countless amounts criticism, and trials that have led to many arguments of the ways nature is to be understood. Nature in retrospect with sexuality, race, class, gender, language, and politics plays an ideally large influence on how the word is implied. Although each individual meaning is relative to the idea of nature; race has the most significant impact on how we categorize, and classify others. Race is commonly referred as a natural thing, something that has been embedded and instilled in our everyday actions. Some may argue that race has no relation to how we classify others, but others such as myself argue that race is represented in our human experiences and has became a part of how we categorize people and their cultures. To back up this argument I will use texts such as Nature’s Body: Gender in the making of modern science by Londa Schiebinger, Soft-soaping empire: Commodity, Racism, and Imperial Advertising by Anne Mclintock, and Reading National Geographic by Catherine. A Lutz, and Jane L Collins. Each of these readings explains how race has become something of a natural element amongst people. These forms of text will help me to structure my argument and defend them against the counter arguments.
Race can be defined as a social construct. Race is commonly used to group and separate people, or groups within a society. With this categorization, there are often privileges given to certain groups over others with almost no explanation as to why.
When it comes to the reasoning behind the groups we call white, Asian, Latino, black, etc. it is obvious that there is not one biological element behind these categories. Even…...

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