This essay concerns with cultural anthropology course with a relation to the effect of black persons on race relations in United States of America. We believe that people around the world are same; they all have same desires, feelings, emotions and aspirations. But today’s anthropological studies have shown that such believes are wrong. In this essay I present an overview of the basic ideas shown by cultural overview and relate to the effect of black persons on race relations in United States of America.
Anthropology is extensive methodological discipline, which came into existence in the 19th century, with the aim of extensive organized research, study and documentation of the physical, social, cultural and other diversities of people from past and present. It studies elementary, small-scale societies around the world. It is unique and technical due to its comparative, holistic and relativistic approaches of analysis and method of study. It is having similarity between other disciplines. There are four main branches of anthropology which are socio-cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archeological anthropology and linguistic anthropology (Zerihun 2005).Each branch of anthropology is too vast and covers specialized areas of study within it. Anthropology provides us an insight into various ways and approaches of life of a society, thus helping us to understand the ideologies behind and basis for human behavior and activities.