Let Me Ask You A Question – 10/13/17

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Let me ask you a question:

Is race biological or is it a societal construct?  

21 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You A Question – 10/13/17

    • I agree with you. The fact that I am a white European (I am white British) is determined by biology (my skin colour that is, not my country of birth). However regarding others as inferior due to their possession of darker skin tone is a societal construct (I.E. racism). Racism has no scientific basis whatsoever and stems from prejudice despite the attempts of its proponents to provide it with an intellectual vineer of respectability). Kevin

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      • Here’s how I see it…RACE by its definition is man made. It is a classification system we use to group people. It uses physical traits, genetics, ancestry, etc. to section us just in the same way we use kingdom and phylum in science to group species of animals. RACE has been misused so much in society that people have gotten away from the definition and created another meaning to the word; a false definition that only exists in the way that “irregarless” exists. But at its core, RACE is a man made construct designed to assist in grouping, classifying. The way you look is biological, but that is not RACE. If that makes any sense at all.

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  1. It is a social construct. We are one species evolved in Africa. Even “race” itself is a fairly recent concept in the modern meaning. Through most of history it referred more to tribal or national identity rather than the way we think of it. It has, however, always been about “us” and “them”.

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    • Yes, race by its very definition is a social order; a way for us to group people by physical traits, ancestry and the like. People are so programmed to identify race and so conditioned to race that they now believe it is biological. Our differences are 100% biological, but RACE is 100% man made.

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