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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    How many human races are there?
    Please clarify what you mean.

    There is only one race classified as Homosapien sapien. However, the term race, sub-race would actually be correct, is also used to classify different groups sharing similar or the same physical attributes and genetic inheritance. Under that usage, there are definitely more than 3.

    Amongst people with Black/dark brown skin pigmentation there are Sub-Saharan Africans, and even there there are different characteristics between geographical locations, there are the Australian Aboriginal Tribes, Tribes from differing south pacific islands and even jungle peoples of the Amazon.

    I don't think there are very many who actually know just how many sub-races of the human race exist. I know I don't.
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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Just using your words, there are lots of different races, there is only one species.
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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    No, but you said:

    My question is, what traits are unique to different 'races'? I can't think of any.
    See, to define race you can't use any single characteristic, it's a group classification. To define someone's race you need a collection of physical characteristics combined with knowledge of geographic origin.

    Also, and people need to remember this, the concept of race is inapplicable to individuals, as we're talking the likelihood of certain characteristics, and statistics don't apply well to individuals. A Scottish person (defined as someone who's from Scotland, and whose lineage is Scottish long enough for the geography and climate to effect phenotypical expression), has a 13% chance of having red hair, but they're either red-haired or not.
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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Please clarify what you mean.
    I purposefully left it open ended to get answers based on the individuals concept of what race actually means in regards to humans.
    There is only one race classified as Homosapien sapien. However, the term race, sub-race would actually be correct, is also used to classify different groups sharing similar or the same physical attributes and genetic inheritance. Under that usage, there are definitely more than 3.Amongst people with Black/dark brown skin pigmentation there are Sub-Saharan Africans, and even there there are different characteristics between geographical locations, there are the Australian Aboriginal Tribes, Tribes from differing south pacific islands and even jungle peoples of the Amazon. I don't think there are very many who actually know just how many sub-races of the human race exist. I know I don't.
    How do you differentiate between these so-called sub-races?

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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    That depends on how Mac defines race.

    Until Mac explicitly states his definition of race, it's all a waste of time.
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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Three or more recognized as a cultural construct and through genetics.
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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Race is just a dumbed down word for phenotype. Just like every other organism in existence, we are subject to mutations due to climate, diet, geographic location, breeding habits, social habitat, and a multitude of other factors. Because of this there are a great many races that will continue to split and change as the species progresses.
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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I purposefully left it open ended to get answers based on the individuals concept of what race actually means in regards to humans. How do you differentiate between these so-called sub-races?
    Ok, I screwed up, should of used the term species and race instead of what I used.

    How do I differentiate? To quote myself from the post you quoted "different groups sharing similar or the same physical attributes and genetic inheritance."
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    Re: How many human races exist?

    For the record, race is a social construct with biological foundations so there are as many races as people want there to be.

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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by jschie View Post
    his skin is black.

    in germany actually live about 500.000 black germans, also named afro-germans (but i donīt like this word).

    germany has been all the time in his history an country of immigration. the first black people came to germany at the time of the roman empire.

    see also:
    Anton Wilhelm Amo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The Neo Nazzies are quite happy with that fact than I presume.

    You are new here so I'd suggest you do not use Wikipedia as a source. There are many other sources out there and Wiki has different priorities when offering information.

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