Race

[Revised entry by Michael James on February 17, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The concept of race has historically signified the division of humanity into a small number of groups
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[Revised entry by Michael James on February 17, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The concept of race has historically signified the division of humanity into a small number of groups based upon five criteria: (1) Races reflect some type of biological foundation, be it Aristotelian essences or modern genes; (2) This biological foundation generates discrete racial groupings, such that all and only all members of one race share a set of biological characteristics that are not shared by members of other races; (3) This biological foundation is inherited...

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