Is Race A Myth, A Created Social Construct?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member


    Race Is Real, but not in the way Many People Think
     
  2. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    If there are no pure races genetically speaking, are terms like white, black, red, yellow just social constructs we create to maintain tribal adhesion?

    From the American Association of Physical Anthropologists

    AAPA Statement on Biological Aspects of Race
     
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Who's red?
     
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

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  5. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Redskins!
     
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    If there is no race then I guess it is impossible to be racist.
     
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    In that case why not just say fire crotch?
     
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Because Lindsay Lohan had that name patented!!!
     
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  9. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Doesn't take long, does it?
     
  10. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Is that what you took from the articles?

    SMH.
     
  11. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Now you don't honestly think he or any of them read even one paragraph now do you? ;)
     
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy


    My twin Granddaughters have red hair and they are nothing but trouble-------and they are only 5
     
  13. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    No, but let's at least pretend.
     
  14. moreluck

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  16. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Regardless of the content of the 2 links, I figured the thread title alone was good for about 2 pages of cognitive dissonance responses. We're getting there!
    ;)

    Back to the issue, race is a very complex subject. In archeology, a factor of race is language as writings found in the same soil strata are used to identify the bones and to even help date the period when such language is known.

    A million years from now when archeologists of that period unearth our historical era, they will classify us by our culture that they unearth and not so much by out individual racial make up. Many of the so-called great civilizations of the Middle East area/Fertile crescent/Northern Africa had racial diversity on some level as a result of trade and of conquest but when we hear of Sumeria, Babylon, Assyria, Hittite, Egypt and then later Greece and Rome the people themselves are associated with a culture as oppose to a purely genetic characteristic.

    What skews the issue of race IMO is its politicization which creates false and meaningless events that we are seeing at present. Take the politics out and the woman's claim or the alleged claim with Elizabeth Warren becomes meaningless. And both sides of the political isle are guilty IMO. Should I inject the caveat, "Wait for it" about now?
    ;)

    As I've said before in regards to the women cartoonized above or to the recent events of Caitlyn Jenner, my light bill and rent are due on Monday and how does either one in any way affect that reality or its outcome? It doesn't, therefore.............
     
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  18. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

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