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The first distinction needed is between race and culture. For it is by confounding these two concepts that many people conclude, invalidly: that multiracial societies have to be multicultural; and that an education embracing some study of British history, of the Hebrew Bible, and of Greco-Roman civilization cannot be accounted multicultural. Such nowadays common confusions are preposterous. For it is heredity which determines race, and necessarily. But cultures are products only of interactions between environments and the choices of individuals. Certainly, whereas individuals may socialize themselves out of one culture and into another, always providing that the other is not defined as racially exclusive, they cannot choose their race.