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Is Race a Social Construct? And Why Does It Matter?, March 19

Racism in America & Why We Should Care

Is Race a Social Construct? And Why Does It Matter? (Seventh Meeting and Topic)

Dr Debra Leonard, Department of Pathology, UVM Medical Center    

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
6:30 pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
273 Vermont Route 15, Jericho, Vermont

Human genome research has challenged the notion that white people evolved from a separate Arian ancestry with the proposition that all humanity evolved from a common ancestry that originated in sub-Saharan Africa. Such research also suggests that racial distinctions are less genetic than they are social constructs. What impact do these findings have on the present reality of race relations in America?

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