What is race? This can be a very tough question to answer if you do not know too much about it but there is no right or wrong answer as to what race is. Among the six people that I interviewed all of there answers were somewhat the same but answered in many unique ways. After introducing myself I asked them the simple question what is race? Some of their expressions were showing a surprised look because not to many people think about what race is to them. Many of the interviewers answers were that race should not be a title and we should consider people as individuals, race is a social construct of a way for people to differentiate people from others. The patterns I started to notice among the interviewers were the different ethnicities of race.
What I learned from this assignment was that you can viewpoint the term “race” in many ways within it being involved with skin color, or belonging to a different ethnicity, after conducting interviews and thinking about the question myself I would consider race as much deeper than just the outside of individual such as their skin color but the inside of a person and individuality of a person is what makes us different among others. After experiencing my first anthropological research I learned so much from it by gaining knowledge of other cultures viewpoints on race and just thinking alone what race is. Each of the interviewers answers were shocking to me because I never many people felt the way they do on the term “race” and the actual meaning of what race really is. I really look forward on learning more in this class.