Heinze & DeCandia’s (2011) study was performed to retest an experiment that had been previously conducted in 2008. Being that the initial experiment was not of empirical nature, the authors decided to recreate it in order to obtain measurable outcomes. Thusly, this study aimed to determine whether the teaching of certain themes (White privilege and racism) will positively influence students’ thoughts and attitudes regarding these themes. Being that the initial study’s teaching methods were successful, the authors hypothesized that their pedagogy was also going to be successful in making... [+] Read more
In our recent Race and Racism classes, we have discussed various ideas that revolve around the creation of a widely used term that is race. Although there are much more beliefs and theories to explain physical diversity among geographical regions, Diamond mentions three approaches which are: natural selection, sexual selection, and random genetic factors. Despite the fact that each of these concepts provide an interesting basis as to how physical traits are distributed geographically, for the sake of this paper I will focus solely on sexual selection.
In Jared Diamonds’ article, “Race Without... [+] Read more