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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    'Hispanic' is a contrived ethnicity - it's not a 'race' categorization.
    I know, but I've read many posts claiming it's a race. Might have something to do with La Raza, except that 'raza' in Spanish doesn't have quite the same connotation as 'race' in English.
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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I know, but I've read many posts claiming it's a race. Might have something to do with La Raza, except that 'raza' in Spanish doesn't have quite the same connotation as 'race' in English.
    It's all the same - grouping people according to various traits either implied or genetic.

    It's interesting to research and learn about but it's often considered much more important than it really is.
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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    How many human races are there?
    I'd say roughly 6 billion.

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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by jschie View Post
    in example is my boy-friend black-coloured and pure prussian.
    his ancestors moved in the year 1918 from africa to germany.
    You mean his skin is black then or his hair?

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    How many human races exist?

    It depends on what's relevant to the population . I believe the United States tends to use 5 racial groupings for the purposes of biomedical research based on national data sets.

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    Re: How many human races exist?

    There are quite a few human races on the planet, more than 3.

    From the most numerous:
    east asian (chinese, korean, etc)
    South asian (like the indians in india)
    Africans (african americans, east africans, south africans, west africans, central africans)
    Whites (slavs, germanic, latin, basque). You can include part of the hyspanic population here if you want or you can put them in a whole different race... it is really up to you.
    Arabs (i really don't know here)
    Arboriginals in Australia
    Native americans (from both north america and south america)

    Yeah... I think this sums it about.
    Each race has specific traits to it and each race has numerous ethnic groups within it.

    You can broadly classify these numerous races in further ways. If you want to go with 3 races you can say caucasian (all whites, most arabs and some indians), negroid (blacks) and mongoloid (from the steppes of siberia to taiwan and australia). The way I did was that each race has certain traits that are unique to it. Each race has for instance, diseases that are more common in some race than in others. This is further down in ethnic groups and so on and so forth. Another aspect is inherent traits like eye color or hair color given by certain genetic markers.

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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Two: American and Other
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    There are quite a few human races on the planet, more than 3.

    From the most numerous:
    east asian (chinese, korean, etc)
    South asian (like the indians in india)
    Africans (african americans, east africans, south africans, west africans, central africans)
    Whites (slavs, germanic, latin, basque). You can include part of the hyspanic population here if you want or you can put them in a whole different race... it is really up to you.
    Arabs (i really don't know here)
    Arboriginals in Australia
    Native americans (from both north america and south america)

    Yeah... I think this sums it about.
    Each race has specific traits to it and each race has numerous ethnic groups within it.

    You can broadly classify these numerous races in further ways. If you want to go with 3 races you can say caucasian (all whites, most arabs and some indians), negroid (blacks) and mongoloid (from the steppes of siberia to taiwan and australia). The way I did was that each race has certain traits that are unique to it. Each race has for instance, diseases that are more common in some race than in others. This is further down in ethnic groups and so on and so forth. Another aspect is inherent traits like eye color or hair color given by certain genetic markers.
    I'd argue that your classifications and reasoning are inaccurate and that there are no criteria for identifying one race from another. Can you cite academic work that proves that "each race has certain traits that are unique to it"? I don't think that's true at all. Inherited disposition to disease may indeed be genetically-based, but can you cite a single disease that affects exclusively a particular one of your putative 'races'?

    Please provide us with a scientifially demonstrable definition of what 'race' means.
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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    How many human races are there?
    there are lots of human races......foot races, bicycle races, car races, swimming races..the first human to the finish line wins the race

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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I'd argue that your classifications and reasoning are inaccurate and that there are no criteria for identifying one race from another. Can you cite academic work that proves that "each race has certain traits that are unique to it"? I don't think that's true at all. Inherited disposition to disease may indeed be genetically-based, but can you cite a single disease that affects exclusively a particular one of your putative 'races'?

    Please provide us with a scientifially demonstrable definition of what 'race' means.
    I never said that a single disease affects a race exclusively. But there are certain diseases, genetic and otherwise, that are more prevalent in certain racial groups.

    This wiki page does a pretty decent job of showing how certain diseases are much more predominant in certain races than in others for mostly americans.

    Race and health - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    By just removing diseases like HIV that are not inherent to any racial group, but rather, found in any number of unfortunate people who had contact with it, we have several clear examples.

    Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones, most affected group is the Whites... while blacks are the least affected.

    Lupus is more common found in blacks rather than whites. This is also collaborated by the fact that dementia is also more common among blacks than whites.

    Here is another site,

    https://www.counsyl.com/learn/asian/

    That shows how certain races are the target of some diseases much more often than others.

    Race, genetically, is that 0.2%-0.3% difference between the general DNA of the human subspecies.
    Humans are 3% different than chimpanzees. This means that if a human had 100 candies and in front of him a chimp had 100 candies, the human and the chimp could trade either of the 97 candies that are the same with one another and it will all be ok. But both the human and the chimp would have 3 candies of different sortiments that cannot be traded with one another because if so, you will create a new species.

    The differences between humans are much smaller. If you put 2 men of different races, arab and east asian, in front of each other, each of them with 1000 candies, 998 of those candies would be the same for each one so that each of those 998 candies can be traded by the arab with the asian and there would be no problems. But both the arab and the asian will have 2 candies that are different from the others'. The asian will have lemon flavor candy and the arab, caramel. Ofc ,this is very simplistic way of looking at it.

    Does this mean that you are dealing with different species? No. One species, different races. Just like wolves, cats, whales, dolphins, sharks and almost all other animals.

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