Race Discussion Watch the three videos about how “race” is a social construction. In the video they explain how Thomas Jefferson used the term “white” for the first time in his book, “Notes on the State of Virginia”. Answer both questions. They are each worth five points. Please, number your responses.

1. Why did he feel the need to use that term in his book?

2. Why do you think this is still seen as a necessary term in the media, private conversations, demographic statistics, etc.?

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