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Introduction to Anthropology

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When I began my training as an anthropologist, I wanted answers to large, sweeping questions.  I grew up in a community and at a time when people attributed different intrinsic abilities, natures and rights to black people, women, and various ethnic groups. I wanted to know if these sweeping generalizations were true. Were these supposed differences universal-were they found everywhere? If not, then they couldn't be innate-something else explained them. What? And why the differences? 


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