Diversity and the Illusion of Skin Color

During yesterday’s Diversity training (I attended the 1:45 session) there was some discussion of whether race matters or if indeed there is such a thing as race.  It was interesting to discuss that scientifically humans are all one species (h. sapien) but that race as we view it is a socially constructed understanding and may have more to do with our cultural perspective.  The lecture got me thinking about Dr. Jablonski’s Skin: A Natural History and her lecture from Feb. 2009.