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Discussion Questions
Reading 11
Anthropology Explored: The Best of Smithsonian AnthroNotes, 2ndedition
SOCI1250 – Introduction to Anthropology
Gary Toth - Instructor
A New Way to Look at Race (Reading 11)
Boyce Rensberger
1) Why do you think anthropologists in the past came up with such different
numbers of human races? Why is there less acceptance of these forms of
classification today?
2) Why do you think most anthropologists discount the theory of "pure" races?
Discuss how the idea of superior races developed.
3) Discuss why it is nearly impossible to group all of Africa into a single race.