Write a 525- to 700-word paper discussing the current view that race is a social construction supported by political realities.

Write a 525- to 700-word paper discussing the current view that race is a social construction supported by political realities. 

 

Include the following:

 

  • How does this view compare with the traditional, biological view of race?
  • What are motivating factors for early Americans to construct race and racial categories? 
  • Which approach – assimilation, melting pot, fusion and/or pluralism – matches most closely to the new definition of race in contemporary America?
  • Which definition of race do you support?  Why?