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Race and Gender Roles: The Effects of Socialization

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Why is race a social, rather than biological, category?

How have women's and men's gender roles, and gender role socialization, changed since the 1950s? Give examples based on your personal or professional experience.

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An examination at why race is more social in its nature than biological. Also, a look at how gender roles have changed in society since the 1950's.

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Race is considering a social rather than a biological category because people aren't born racist. When something is biological, it means that it is a part of your genetic makeup and you can't do anything to get rid of it. Racism is a belief that people have based on their beliefs and/or experiences with society. If no one believed that one race was superior to another, then racism wouldn't exist, meaning that ...

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