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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    So show me evidence that I should even consider you question and you'll get an answer. In other words, you have yet to prove that your question is worth considering.

    Absolute proof doesn't exist for anything, which is absolutely ironic because here we have people arguing over beliefs that have not been absolutely proven.

    I have another question.

    Do you also think evolution didn't touch the physical capabilities of all races? That all races are, in general terms, equal in physical terms? Can you tell the class exactly what evolution did and didn't touch among all races so we can see what is indeed absolutely equal among races?
    Evidence is not absolute proof. Why do you think lady justice is represented with a scale?

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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    It would be similar, yes, if height wasn't biological or scientific. The ability to "sort" different people into races depends entirely on the social environment.
    A computer program can sort people into racial groups by analyzing genetic material and these groups have near perfect overlap with the social meaning of race.


    For each person in the study, the researchers examined 326 DNA regions that tend to vary between people. These regions are not necessarily within genes, but are simply genetic signposts on chromosomes that come in a variety of different forms at the same location.

    Without knowing how the participants had identified themselves, Risch and his team ran the results through a computer program that grouped individuals according to patterns of the 326 signposts. This analysis could have resulted in any number of different clusters, but only four clear groups turned up. And in each case the individuals within those clusters all fell within the same self-identified racial group.

    "This shows that people's self-identified race/ethnicity is a nearly perfect indicator of their genetic background," Risch said.

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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    So are you admitting that there is no such thing as the color yellow?

    Do you think that you're being clever? If there is no such thing as race because the boundaries cannot be precisely defined then the same applies to the color spectrum and the color yellow. Race, like color, has fuzzy boundaries. Yellow exists and is defined within fuzzy boundaries and so too does race exist and it too exists within fuzzy boundaries.
    Yellow does not exist as a concrete. Where is yellow? Yellow is an abstraction and describes a group of things that we call yellow. The particulars exist. A yellow banana exists, yellow pieces of fabric or a yellow page may exist. Yellow does not exist separate from the things it describes. Yellow is descriptive of existing objects not an existing object in itself.

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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    From your link:

    "This imprecision in assigning the proportion of variation assigned to differences among population within ”races” as compared to variation among “races,” arises precisely because there is no objective way to assign the various human populations to clear-cut races. "
    Which is also true about color. Race and color are simply ways that we group certain things, but these groupings are based entirely on agreed upon conventions.

    If I were to say that this is the same color as this, some people might try to "correct" me, but the truth is that, for me, they are the same color.

    If all humans perceived color as I perceive color, we'd have a totally different naming system.
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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    The ability to "sort" different people into races depends entirely on the social environment.
    What a random stroke of luck that the US Dept. Of Health And Human Services has found the following:


    Spotlight on Diabetes Disparities

    November is American Diabetes Month. More than 20 million people have diabetes in the United States, and pre-diabetes is far more common than previously believed. About 40 percent of U.S. adults ages 40 to 74, or 41 million people, currently have pre-diabetes. Racial and ethnic minority groups, especially the elderly among these populations, are disproportionately affected by diabetes. On average, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and American Indian/Alaska Natives are more likely to have diabetes than non-Hispanic whites. African Americans are also more likely to suffer complications from diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.

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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    Quote Originally Posted by RStringfield View Post
    Yellow does not exist as a concrete. Where is yellow? Yellow is an abstraction and describes a group of things that we call yellow. The particulars exist. A yellow banana exists, yellow pieces of fabric or a yellow page may exist. Yellow does not exist separate from the things it describes. Yellow is descriptive of existing objects not an existing object in itself.
    The wavelengths of light that most English speaking people would call yellow exists concretely, but yellow itself does not exist concretely.

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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    This is the stupidest leftist trope I've ever heard. You're using a social construct to invalidate the biologic construct.

    This is like arguing that height doesn't exist as a biological feature and only exists as a social feature and then sorting people by height into different groups but saying that those groups don't represent anything to do with biology, only how we perceive people to be tall or short or in between.
    Tall and short, as you are using them here are relative terms. I may be taller than you but shorter than Joe. Am I tall? How can i be taller and shorter at the same time? Because we define these in relative terms. It is another type of abstraction. "Tall" does not exists in and of itself and what I perceive as tall Joe may perceive as short.

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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Which is also true about color. Race and color are simply ways that we group certain things, but these groupings are based entirely on agreed upon conventions.
    We can say the same about all categories which have fuzzy boundaries. Define PRECISELY what "family" means. Does family mean only mother, father, brother and sister? What then is the cousin? How about 2nd cousin? How about 3rd cousin?

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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    A computer program can sort people into racial groups by analyzing genetic material and these groups have near perfect overlap with the social meaning of race.
    Obviously, human beings can be divided into groups based on ancestry. However, we can be divided into many other types of groups as well and call those races since they have just as much variation.

    Can genetic information be used to distinguish human groups having a common heritage and to assign individuals to particular ones? Do such groups correspond well to predefined descriptions now widely used to specify race? And, more practically, does dividing people by familiar racial definitions or by genetic similarities say anything useful about how members of those groups experience disease or respond to drug treatment?

    In general, we would answer the first question yes, the second no, and offer a qualified yes to the third. Our answers rest on several generalizations about race and genetics. Some groups do differ genetically from others, but how groups are divided depends on which genes are examined; simplistically put, you might fit into one group based on your skin-color genes but another based on a different characteristic. Many studies have demonstrated that roughly 90 percent of human genetic variation occurs within a population living on a given continent, whereas about 10 percent of the variation distinguishes continental populations. In other words, individuals from different populations are, on average, just slightly more different from one another than are individuals from the same population. Human populations are very similar, but they often can be distinguished.

    Scientific American: Does Race Exist?

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    Re: Is it Ok for Black Comedians to Bash Whites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    The wavelengths of light that most English speaking people would call yellow exists concretely, but yellow itself does not exist concretely.
    Which wavelength of light? Most people would define yellow as a range and the distinction between yellow and orange is not clear.

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