During the readings I seen that throughout our history we have always socially constructed race. For example, Ancient societies, like the Greeks, did not divide people according to physical distinctions, but according to religion, status, class, even language. Even though we are all one human race, we still try have divided each other according to different attributes of one another.
I believe the most convincing evidence that there is one single human race is the biology of the human body. We all have the same skull, bones, and organs. Even though on the outside we may all look different but on the inside we are all pretty much the same. I don’t really think its confusing when discussing and distinguishing the concepts of race and human biological variation. The concept of it being different human races is constructed based on our society but the biology of the human race proves that when it comes down to it there only is one human race and the physical attributes on the outside shouldn’t divide us.
When reading about the three models of classification regarding race, I realized that growing up I mostly heard about the typological model. This approach focuses on a small number of traits that are readily observable from a distance such as skin color, hair form, body build, and stature. Growing up I always thought I knew what race some one was by certain physical features. The top two characteristics I would focus on is their skin color, and the form of their hair. I regret that society has TRIED to make me that because someone skin color is different or the texture of their hair is different that they are different from me. In reality, we are all one human race and all these physical different attributes shouldn’t mean anything.