The social construction of “RACE” in the United States.

Henry Johnson LR
6 min readAug 23, 2017

We are often made to believe that we are not living in a post-racial society with valuable historical links. We sometimes stay away from the topic because we get very sensitive when it is brought up or even discussed. We struggle on how to distinguish European Americans from African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinas and Latinos, Native Americans and other groups. Whenever race comes up, an interesting question appears not to be discussed, “How has race been socially constructed?”

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Henry Johnson LR

I am a Liberian-born American writer with great ideas to impact lives and leave this world a little better than I found it.