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The term “race” is widely used but isn't scientifically valid. Race is a social construct. For many, it is a desire for identity and belonging.
The core of many racist stereotypes is that race is a biological classification.
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DNA-testing is done by millions of people all over the world to analyze their DNA and find out where they originate.
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Some problems arise regarding DNA home tests about what happens after the results of land.
Many who have done a DNA home test begin to question their family heritage and wonder if they might have been misled. However, taking DNA tests from different companies reveal wildly varying results. There are a few reasons for this:
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In genetic ancestry testing, even identical twins who have virtually the same DNA may or may not get the same results.
Different DNA companies can show different results, in the case of twins...
Consumer genetic testing is expanding as more than 26 million people have taken this kind of test, according to the MIT Technology Review.
DNA tests are still considered estimates, due to imperfect data.
When a person wanting to give the test provides the DNA sample through the saliva, the company checks for variance in the saliva, as 99.9 percent of the DNA is the same in humans.
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Jordan Peterson describes race as “post-modernist“ and claims that “white privilege” is instead “majority privilege” in a country founded by a white majority.
In doing so he over...
Peterson believes that neither sides of the political extremes, right or left, represent the values of the majority and have gone too far on their demands.
Peterson believes that currently what makes someone a believer in God or not is not clearly defined.
“Belief” and “God” are very generic terms and deriving meaning from them is nearly impossible.
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Cognitive Bias is a predictable pattern of mental errors where we misperceive reality and move away from the most likely way of reaching our goals.
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Unconscious bias refers to unconscious forms of discrimination and stereotyping. Unconscious bias often leads to discrimination, be it deliberate or unintentional.
Unconscious bias is different from cognitive biases. Cognitive biases relate to our brains' particular wiring, while unconscious bias refers to perceptions between different groups and are specific to different societies.
For decades, only white property holders would have the right to vote in the United States. Moreover, some states even made sure that only Christian men had this vote.
Even though during the Reconstruction period, after the Civil War, individuals were supposed to be allowed to vote no matter their race, in the following decades many Southern states, by means of poll taxes or literacy tests, would still limit the right to vote of the African American men.
In 1920 women won the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th amendment to the American Constitution.
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Bridging differences means finding ways to create positive dialogue and understanding across race, religion, political ideology, etc.
Bridge-building does not mean that you always agree with the other person or find common ground with them.
Bridging differences is not to convert people to your ideological position.
Bridging is trying to understand someone else's perspective. It requires asking them questions and seeing the world through their eyes.
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