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Wed Feb 6, 2019, 11:59 AM

About the concept of "Race"

https://www.nytimes.com/2000/08/22/science/do-races-differ-not-really-genes-show.html

''Race is a social concept, not a scientific one,'' said Dr. J. Craig Venter, head of the Celera Genomics Corporation in Rockville, Md. ''We all evolved in the last 100,000 years from the same small number of tribes that migrated out of Africa and colonized the world.''
Dr. Venter and scientists at the National Institutes of Health recently announced that they had put together a draft of the entire sequence of the human genome, and the researchers had unanimously declared, there is only one race -- the human race.
Unfortunately for social harmony, the human brain is exquisitely attuned to differences in packaging details, prompting people to exaggerate the significance of what has come to be called race, said Dr. Douglas C. Wallace, a professor of molecular genetics at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

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Eyeball_Kid Feb 2019 #1
ck4829 Feb 2019 #2
Garrett78 Mar 2019 #3
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Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 12:06 PM

1. Venter is correct.

We belong to one biological race: Home sapiens sapiens. All other species previously existing before or co-habitating with our "race" are extinct. And based upon our current treatment of the only ecological home we have, we're not far behind the rest.

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Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 12:19 PM

2. K&R

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Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2019, 09:12 PM

3. Look no further than how much racial categorization has changed over time. It's totally subjective.

And it's a rather recent invention.

But the impacts of that social construct are enormous.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 02:47 AM

4. I always wonder why

Obama is Black when he is half Irish? The reality is he is 100% Human.

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