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Is Race Biological or Social?

Is the concept of race primarily based on biological or social factors? Summarize the debate.

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Is the concept of race primarily based on biological or social factors? Summarize the debate.

When thinking about this question, I urge you to think from both sides of the debate. Looking at the term race, there are often all types of definitions that arise from a political definition, scholarly definition, personal definition, societal definition...and so on. So, in crafting your response, I would recommend first finding or developing a definition of race that you support and can defend.

From my perspective, the term "Race" means many things - it can mean a group of people that all identify as being part of or comprised of a specific cultural and ethnic heritage or group. Although, there are other definitions such as the "human race", the "female race", the "male race", the "North American Race", the "European Race"...and so on. But, you can describe race as being more refined such as the ...

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When thinking about this question, I urge you to think from both sides of the debate. Looking at the term race, there are often all types of definitions that arise from a political definition, scholarly definition, personal definition, societal definition...and so on. So, in crafting your response, I would recommend first finding or developing a definition of race that you support and can defend....

This solution looks at both sides of the debate of whether race is biological or social.

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