Difference between people has been a construction of time and space, as Levi-Strauss points out in his article. In the lecture 2.1 it states “people in the world construct themselves partly through what they are not”. In this way, differences are easily seen because they contrast against our own cultures. Levi-Strauss suggests differences have been constructed through its geographical boundaries, as well as relations to neighboring people, and in short, the way genetic stock exchange is permitted or prohibited within cultures (and in essence the continuation of a culture through its people). Race is a cultural construction of difference. Physical differences are the easiest to compare and contrast between humans. Lecture 2.2 states, “cultural understandings create racial categories that use biological difference to mask their constructed nature”. Race is the number one constructed difference among humans to date, as it is a “way of classifying people rather than representing biologically defined groups”. Culture would then be the second, as Levi-Strauss points out, we as a Western society are quick to judge cultures that evolution does not match ours. Cultures are created within time and space; their differences lie within the fact evolution is more of a card game then a flight of stairs. In Smith’s article, she speaks of the historically constructed difference of Black people within the U.S. and Brazil. We know we have used “science” and others means to dehumanize blacks based solely on appearance. Take for instance the many research papers PBS shows us in “Race: The Power of Illusion” that almost every body part of black people was scrutinized and measured for difference, when in reality there is none. Blackness has been a constructed cultural difference. Difference also comes from influence. Cultures, especially within proximity, can be known to influence one another, unless geography disallows it. Relationships also have an enormous impact as well, we saw in Starn’s article. Specifically the way Native Californians were impacted by white people, and their influence on their culture; in a way we can blame western progress on this. Human evolution is a great facilitator of change, and in return, difference, of people. The faster one culture progresses, the larger the gap in evolution becomes. With this then we have also seen then, the way one progressive culture can influence another, again in time or space, as Levi-Strauss says, “We believe that ideas and tastes move forward, when in fact they often merely go in circles”. Which brings me to my questions, both taken from the Levi-Strauss readings. First is, how can we have an unbiased look at culture when we ourselves are submerged in our own day in and day out? On page 112 he also states, “…two cultures have no interest in each other, simply because they do not resemble each other,” so if interest is the determination of respect of differences between cultures and humans, how do we as anthropologists expedite healthy and respectful curiosity and unbiased difference between people and cultures?