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    How many human races exist?

    How many human races are there?

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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    How many human races are there?
    That depends on the culture / society which you're asking...it's a subjective thing. Though I have a feeling you mean 'human race' as in 'gotcha - haha - there's just one'
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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    That depends on the culture / society which you're asking...it's a subjective thing. Though I have a feeling you mean 'human race' as in 'gotcha - haha - there's just one'

    Beats me, but I've come to suspect that Asians are of extraterrestrial origin... by Western standards some of 'em are mighty strange. No offense intended, present company excepted, etc etc etc.


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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Nope, I'm trying to get a feeling for what people believe. Is there one human race, or several? Such as "Mongoloid", "Negroid", "Caucasoid"....etc.

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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Nope, I'm trying to get a feeling for what people believe. Is there one human race, or several? Such as "Mongoloid", "Negroid", "Caucasoid"....etc.
    This: There's an endless variety in which various dominant physical traits can be blended together.

    The US: we're lame when it comes to classifying races - we choose skin color . . . and that's pretty much it. We're quite stupid. Other cultures opt for a more complicated thing; skin tone, hair texture, facial features, etc etc etc. It's more interesting.
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    Re: How many human races exist?

    At least two.
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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Nope, I'm trying to get a feeling for what people believe. Is there one human race, or several? Such as "Mongoloid", "Negroid", "Caucasoid"....etc.
    Well, as I child I was taught "red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight", so I figured there must be four, but when I think of the *human race*, there is only one. Race is essentially the product and result of human migration, and the differences are cultural, rather than color-related.
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    Re: How many human races exist?

    I keep hearing that race is completely fictional, a social construct that means nothing.


    ...but that doesn't change the fact that we still describe people as asian, black, arabic, etc... and that when we say these words, people know what we mean.

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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Is this the same question as, "how many species are there?"
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    Re: How many human races exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    How many human races are there?
    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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