You will write race
Pretend you are a writer for Scientific American and you have been given the assignment to write
a persuasive argument for the educated interested general public on the topics. The instructor is
not your audience. Assume your reader is not decided on the topic at hand and develop a
persuasive argument (i.e. a hypothesis), give sources from research (primary literature) that back
up your argument, analyze and describe the data thoroughly to back up your argument, and
conclude with the implications to society of your hypothesis.
Your hypothesis for the paper will be one of the following (i.e. choose one):
Race has a genetic/biological basis.
Race has no basis in genetics OR race is a social construct.
I found this article very interesting and could help my paper, if your are choosing to do or argue that race is biological
this will support the paper..
Pigliucci, Massimo., Kaplan, Jonathan. On the Concept of Biological Race and Its Applicability to Humans. Philosophy of Science. 2002. 70:5. 1161-1172. Web. 15 Jan. 2015. <http://www.jstor.org.
the authors argued in favor of race as a biological notion as opposed to the common assertion that race is a social construct. The authors claim that contemporary scientists studying human races should view different races as ecotypes, rather than socially based definitions. Pigliucci and Kaplan also claim that the ecotypes could explain why biological human races are adapted to particular environments, and reflect such differences in skin tone and other factors.
here is another good article that will help the paper
Morris W. Foster & Richard R. Sharp. Race, Ethnicity, and Genomics: Social Classifications as Proxies of Biological Heterogeneity. Genome Res. 2002.12:844-850