Race is Not Genetic

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Humans share 99.9% of the same genetic material, regardless of complexion or other physical features. There is no genetic sequence that can be used to identify racial groups. Rather, the categories we use as race are social or cultural constructs, and as such they are very real and powerful. Biological anthropologist Agustin Fuentes explains what we know about race and genetics and that race remains real not as a biological category but as a social one.

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