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In this essay I will argue that the key to end racism is to understand race and ideology and how this two concepts relate to each other Appiah claims that race does not exist He uses scientific methods to prove that individuals from different groups of people have no greater genetic differences between them than the genetic differences in individuals from the same group of people He writes human genetic variability between the populations of Africa or Europe or Asia is not much greater than within those populations With This he is trying to demonstrate that if there is no biological difference between populations except for those differences due to the habitat in which a certain population has lived for many years Therefore he proves that there is no accurate meaning of the word race Appiah uses in his discussions about race the writings of W E DuBois his technique is to cite an argument made by DuBois and give sufficient proof to refute it He does this with several statements and concludes that race is a misconception Although he divides the world population in races and gives answers to racism he does not give an explicit meaning to the word race He uses history culture and languages to form several groups of people that he calls races Loewens discusses 12 American history books and focuses in the fact that all of them try to hide racism against black people throughout American history He shows that even the great forefathers of the United States were racist that all of them owned slaves and that they did not consider Black people to be equal He also writes about the many years of beatings and lynching that black people endured even years after the Reconstruction Appiah and Brace use scientific data to prove biologically that is impossible to categorize humankind in races Later in the debate Appiah says that the existence of racism does not imply that
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