Complete a 625- to 700-word worksheet discussing the current view that race is a social construction supported by political realities.
Answer the following questions:
- How does this view compare with the traditional, biological view of race?
- What are motivating factors for early Americans to construct race and racial categories?
- Which approach – assimilation, melting pot, fusion and/or pluralism – matches most closely to the new definition of race in contemporary America?
- Which definition of race do you support? Why?
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