After the week’s lectures, readings, and activities, how I would explain what it means to say race is “socially constructed” is that people tend to use race based on people’s skin color. People tend to Consider race as a modern concept and as a society itself, they tend to see others from what the color of their skin is or trying to set them apart by their skin color. When rather they define them by their cultural heritage. People try so hard to group people into “races” based on their appearance when they should be more focused on using traits. People also try to distinguish animals and humans together when we in fact cannot due to humans being relatively young in species. Compared to animals, humans can’t be evolved into different subspecies and sense it takes such a long time to develop genetic variation and humans tend to migrate, we are preventing humans from having the same genetic variation. If we could it still there still wouldn’t be a single gene or even a cluster of genes that only “white” people or “black” people would have. In the reading Human Diversity-Go Deeper it states, “Not everyone who looks alike or lives in the same region shares a common ancestry, so using “race” as a shorthand for ancestry can be misleading.” This statement is definitely a huge point in understanding that race is not what it appears to be on the outside. We must look at race biologically and overlooking the social factors that causes all the social inequality. We must understand that race is socially constructed, where it truly depends on the people that are assuming and judging someone for having darker/lighter skin than someone else. As stereotypes go, people judge from the cover of a book and that goes along with people as well. The interpretation and conception of race comes directly from society.