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Race as a Social Construct

Do you think that race is a social construct? Race as a social construct exists everywhere you go, it is known by everyone. Race all comes about when you know that you are different then the people around you. People construct race socially. Socially it all happens when you are young and just starting to learn facts of life and learning society. We watched two movies that really got me thinking about how people that are different then me, get treated worse. In the movie "Imitation of Life", an African-American mother and daughter move in with a white family. "Fakin' da Funk", the other movie we watched, an adopted Chinese boy has black parents. I also read an essay by Sacks', a Jewish woman, who wrote about racial differences in school, work and in the community. In this paper I will explain how society has constructed certain categories for different races.

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