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Race

Overview#

Race is a Classification of humans based on shared physical or Sociality qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society.

Race was first used to refer to speakers of a common language and then to denote Nationality. By the 17th century the term began to refer to physical Attributes or Behavioral Characteristics. Modern scholarship regards Race as a Sociality construct, an Identifier which is assigned based on rules made by society. While partially based on physical similarities within Community.

Race according to Modern scholarship is not an inherent physical or Biometric Identification.

Race Legal definition according to U.S.C. Title 18 § 1093 the term "racial group" "means a set of individuals whose identity as such is distinctive in terms of physical characteristics or biological descent".

Race in Biometrics is an informal Classification in the taxonomy hierarchy

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