Black People : American Anthropological Association Statement on "Race"

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    "How people have been accepted and treated within the
    context of a given society or culture has a direct
    impact on how they perform in that society. The "racial"
    worldview was invented to assign some groups to perpetual
    low status, while others were permitted access to privilege,
    power, and wealth. The tragedy in the United States has
    been that the policies and practices stemming from this
    worldview succeeded all too well in constructing unequal
    populations among Europeans, Native Americans, and peoples
    of African descent. Given what we know about the capacity
    of normal humans to achieve and function within any culture,
    we conclude that present-day inequalities between so-called
    "racial" groups are not consequences of their biological
    inheritance but products of historical and contemporary
    social, economic, educational, and political circumstances."

    http://www.aaanet.org/stmts/racepp.htm
     
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    Welcome Treasure6 ... thanks for joining us and sharing, but please don't spam our forum with the same information. I've deleted the other duplicate posts.

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    Sorry Destee...I couldn't decide where to put the article.
    It won't happen again. :blush:

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    Treasure6 ... such a sweet Spirit you've brought with you ... :) ... all is well ... thanks again for joining us and please make yourself at home, because you are.

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