A Brief History Of The Word 'Race'

Basil L.



This factsheet provides an overview of how 'race' is a socio-culturally constructed category that has changed over time. The factsheet explains how the invented category of 'race' has real impacts on people of colour in life. 'Race' may not be real but racism definitely is.



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  • Banton, M. (2015). What We Now Know About Race and Ethnicity. The Scientific Sources of the Paradox. New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 11-27.

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