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Noun \ ˈrās \
- a group of persons related by common descent or heredity
- an arbitrary classification of modern humans, sometimes, especially formerly, based on any or a combination of various physical characteristics, as skin color, facial form, or eye shape, and now frequently based on such genetic markers as blood groups.
- a socially constructed category of identification based on physical characteristics, ancestry, historical affiliation, or shared culture
Why is the word used to categorize our ethnicities the same word that refers to a competition? Are we in competition with one another? Was the word race created to divide us? Given the diversity found in our DNA, how could we just check one box to describe our ancestry?
We may have our differences, yet we are still one; HUMAN