Date of Award

Spring 2013

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



First Advisor

Maurice L. Wade


Today, race is something that many people still consider to be an essential component of their identities. Even though race has been proven to be nothing more than a social construct, it still is in many regards something that the people living in our society tend take for granted. In this paper, the concept of race will be critically examined and analyzed. The history of race will be closely followed and it will be discussed as to whether or not this social construct is something worth preserving.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.