This video was shown in my Engilsh 357 class as part of a presentation about an essay in the book The Critical Rhetorics of Race edited by Micheal G. Lacy and Kent A. Ono. Yolanda Moses argues that race is a social construct and not scientifically constructed one. Many interesting points are brought up. In particular, I find it interesting that Jews used to be regarded as their own race. They also bring up Barack Obama’s race, a much debated topic. He is half-white and half-black. Some people have claimed he’s not “black enough” to be considered “black.” I think this proves that race really is a social construct and not scientific. If race was scientific people would be just one or the other. For example, a mammal can only be a mammal. It cannot be a fish, bird, insect, etc… The same is not true for race as Bill Clinton, a man with white skin, has been called “the most black president,” and Barack Obama, a man with black skin, has been accused of not being “black enough.” Therefore, race is a social construct and not scientific.