Racism as a Social Creation The view that race is a biologically derived concept is a crude assumption which is actually a social creation. Frederick Douglass regarded the issue of race as being critical in the U.S. Blacks and Whites often find themselves at odds in a society in which White culture dictates the concept of race. Douglass shared his thoughts about race: “I taught them, because it was the delight of my soul to be doing something that looked like bettering the condition of my race” (Douglass 1852, 75). The definition of race is based on one simple aspect: physical appearance. “Human races, if defined by antimalarial genes, would be very different from human races as traditionally defined by traits such as skin color.” Malaria...The end:
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