Definition of Race

In your own
words. Write
a 525- to
700-word paper discussing the current view that race is a social construction
supported by political realities.

Define all terms used in your essay.

Include answers to 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?

Cite and
reference
in APA style all
sources of information used.

Format your assignment according to appropriate
course-level APA guidelines