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The Meaning of Race

  • George Eaton Simpson
  • J. Milton Yinger
Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy book series (EDPP)

Abstract

The term race has many levels of meaning, scientific, administrative, and popular. The meanings are so diverse, even contradictory, that some authors believe the word ought not to be used. While sharing their discomfort over the confusions and distortions, we believe the word is unlikely to disappear from general usage and that therefore it is better to examine it carefully than to disregard it.

Keywords

Racial Group Race Category Human Race Spanish Origin Local Race 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Eaton Simpson
    • 1
  • J. Milton Yinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Oberlin CollegeOberlinUSA

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