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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: RedParrotHead
My opinion: since race comes down purely to skin color, why not just use descriptive terms if we need to.
"White male in a red hoodie"
"Black female in a blue Chevy Sedan"
"Pink hermaphrodite riding a unicorn pig"
I think it's because I have NEVER assumed that non-physical traits (intelligence, personality, aptitude, etc) were biological. I've ALWAYS known that culture and environment form those traits for the most part.
originally posted by: Tusks
Races of a species are simply groups which can be identified by observable physical characteristics.
To deny that races exist is ridiculous.
Every child can tell the difference between Scandanavian Whites and Australian Aborigines, or between Tutsis and Japanese, or between Apaches and African pygmies.
What utter garbage and multi-cultural agenda-cism--- to deny what is obvious to anyone's eyes.
And their cultural differences are frequently even greater than their physical differences.
originally posted by: grandmakdw
Before some of you misunderstand my statement that some breeds are more intelligent than others. let me make this point.
Studies have shown that humans have the highest success rate as couples when matched in intelligence among other factors. And truth be told, the more highly intelligent are far more likely to marry inter-racially than any other type of human is to marry inter-racially.
So this statement if some groups being more intelligent, as some breeds of dogs are, is not a racist statement, it is just a simple truth with no connotation either way. I was referring on page 3 to within groups. You tend to see the same group of related people in control and smarter within a given (breed) (racial) group etc.
originally posted by: MX61000
You're contradicting yourself mister, what unity do you refer to? The only unity it can be is when this world is destroyed, the creation of a New economic system and the borders are done away with, until then topics like race, poverty etc... Will always be relevant and mostly misunderstood.
a reply to: InhaleExhale
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: Spider879
Some diseases are race specific.
Very few cases of cystic fibrosis occur outside of the caucasian race.
Sickle cell anemia occurs in the black race exclusively.
There are differences.
We are still all human.
Sickle cell is found more frequently in persons of Middle Eastern, Indian, Mediterranean and African heritage because those geographic regions are most prone to malaria. The gene variant for sickle cell disease is related to malaria, not skin color.