It is human tendency to group, or categorize things, whether its plants, animals, or people. Throughout time, differences between people have been created around the world tend to judge others by what they are “not”. This notion continues to create a division between “us” and “them”. Most of these divisions occurred via colonial expansion, as societies migrated and expanded to areas of other societies with social and cultural differences. An example of this is the ancient Greeks and the ancient Chinese referred to people who did not participate in their own culture “barbarians” (Levi-Strauss 103). This is also referenced in Morgan’s “Ancient Society” where there are three stages of human development; savagery, barbarianism, and civilization. During the 19th century two anthropologists, Edward Tylor and Lewis Henry Morgan both believed that an evolutionary model could be applied to societies. There also remains false beliefs that people are evolving to become one race and or culture. A difference between people that is most recognized is that of race. Contrary to popular belief, race is not biological, rather it is constructed from culture and is a way of classifying people. In the video “Race: The Power of an Illusion” the students are asked to say who they are most biologically similar too. Each student picked someone who was of the same race as them. Race classification has generally been based off physical appearance such as skin color, nose size, hair, etc. In the U.S., race is determined by blood lineage Race classification is used in a lot of aspects of life, including the census, adoption papers, and many of important forms of documentation. In the video “Race: The Power of an Illusion” they talked about how in medical literature, scientists and anthropologists were studying multiple body parts of African Americans, trying to find something that was specific to them, compared to other races. As seen in the video “White: A Memoir in Color”, when the parents fill out the adoption papers, they have to choose what race they would like their child to be. They didn’t want to select all races but one because they didn’t want to be seen as racist, but at the same time, they didn’t think they would be able to properly race a child that looks different than them. This is a common problem in society that involves how people perceive race. Because of the differences of people pertaining to race, violence against races has ensued, specifically in the U.S. and Brazil. While these two countries classify race on different scales, both have problems with mistreatment and violence against black communities. This type of mistreatment and perception of “less than human” has persisted since the 18th century, and this ideology is used to justify this violence against blacks. Overall the differences between people is merely external and physical appearance based from their historical culture. Having race define so much of people’s lives is an old construct, and with the knowledge we have today, dividing people based on race should no longer happen.