Unit 2 Assignment 2: Angelo Dean

All throughout unit 1, this distinction between man and beast is made several times, with the main reason being that man can reason. Then, also in unit 1, the notion of identity and race is brought into the conversation. However, race is one of man’s most unreasonable creations. It isn’t something that exists in the state of nature. And it isn’t based on biology and genotype since there is no minority gene. Just the fact that race plays such a large part in our current society where one becomes uncomfortable when another’s race is undeterminable based off of phenotype is beyond unreasonable. How can we still distinguish ourselves from animals when we are just as, if not, more unreasonable than they are? Is there a way to see race as a reasonable concept, if so, how?

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