Definition of Race

R. William Sowders (
22 Jan 1995 19:12:47 GMT

I need some help of professionals! I work for a k-12 school district and
we are in the midst of a controversy with parents over the definition of
"race" in our curriculum guides (1988). Although our middle school
program focuses on "culture" as part of the geography course, the
question of defining race always seems to crop up.
We are trying to avoid having kids make comparisons of physical features
with their classmates.
What is the current thinking on a definition of race. I want to be
correct, not just politically correct. Any advice you can give will be
greatly appreciated.

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Thanks very much.

Bill Sowders