Six million years ago our ancestors began to walk upright then left the trees and ventured out into the wild African savanna. For millions of years we would adapt, strengthen, and spread across the planet's harshest terrains. We withstood droughts and ice ages to not only survive, but to become the dominant species on Earth. Could we do it again?
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The Great Human Race - Historical race concepts - Netflix
The concept of race as a rough division of anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens) has a long and complicated history. The word race itself is modern and was used in the sense of “nation, ethnic group” during the 16th to 19th century, and only acquired its modern meaning in the field of physical anthropology from the mid 19th century. The politicization of the field under the concept of racism in the 20th century has led to a decline in racial studies during the 1930s to 1980s, culminating in a poststructuralist deconstruction of race as a social construct.
The Great Human Race - Dictionary definitions - Netflix
Definition of “race” in the 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary provided by the ARTFL Project, University of Chicago. Definition of “race” in the Wiktionary
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