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Thread: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    Race and gender only matter to Leftists.
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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    so, what you are saying is that differences in DNA do matter.....
    They do. But the more important are the differences in "social DNA". There is nothing more ridiculous to equate an Oxford professor and a filthy gypsy.

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    I simply asked a question based on scientific data, no need to get all defensive about it.....
    O'key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Race and gender only matter to Leftists.
    This seems more and more true every day.

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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    There really are no distinct races, there is a continuum of ethnicities, there is no such thing as a "pure race", etc. People aren't nearly as special as they'd like to believe.
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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    They do. But the more important are the differences in "social DNA". There is nothing more ridiculous to equate an Oxford professor and a filthy gypsy.
    no one ever tries to equate JFK and Jeff Dalmer, but they were both "white guys".
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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    There really are no distinct races, there is a continuum of ethnicities, there is no such thing as a "pure race", etc. People aren't nearly as special as they'd like to believe.
    you've apparently never been to park lake city Utah. those people are as white as you can possibly get....
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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    you've apparently never been to park lake city Utah. those people are as white as you can possibly get....
    But if there were DNA tests done, they're not going to be as white as they think.
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    To put things in perspective, there have been studies where the mass majority of Americans have falsely identified someone as black when they are less than 10% African in actuality.

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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    Humans have different phenotypes and ethnicities within the same species, and among those ethnicities there is still a great deal of diversity and individual lineage genetics happening. In other words, some families have their own sort of ethnicity happening, within the larger ethnic group. It's funny because among racists, they assume that someone of their skin color is the same as them when really their ideological sub-group of same-skinned people could be as genetically different as Chinese vs. Indian.

    Race is a social construct that exists across all human societies where many mistake difference in appearance with a difference in speciation. I guess I can't fault those people for their ignorance because human cultures can be so vastly different across the planet that it's sometimes hard to reconcile that without jumping to conclusions. However, once ignorance is allayed there is no excuse.

    There is some controversial info out there which, for now, contradicts this paradigm of thinking a little bit, but I would rather not mention it here. It's more of a scientific curiosity than it is a groundbreaking thing and I don't want to give racists any ammo. Ideally, an evolved society should be able to have harmonious interaction among all its different conscious parts, regardless of appearance.

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    re: Does race actually exist?[W:115]

    There is only one race...the human race.

    Calling someone a different 'race' because one person has more or less melanin in their skin is about as ignorant as it gets, imo.

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