Me too! And I wouldn’t even mind someone calling themselves something relative to “race”. Kinda like trans pronouns. But as a govt or official grouping, it’s meaningless.
Thank you for mho x
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There are races of elephants?
@OddBeMe there are actually
Lol no.species, genus, family, order, class, phylum, kingdom
You're right up to the last paragraph. The word "racism" has truly lost all meaning.
@Nomoturtle be fun to see a Latino elephant, ese
@OddBeMe I look at race as a colloquialism that covers some of the scientific classification you mentioned, especially before it existed.
@OddBeMe You can see what she meant, even if using race for animals isn't 100% accurate, it captures the same concept.
I’d say the exact opposite. The idea of race shackled the enslaved. Whites considered the black race inferior. They weren’t pretending race didn’t exist.
No race didn't do it.Ignorance of someone not looking the same did.The color of skin was different and facial features were different did this. so because of that we were labeled as animals.They didn't care about anything but we looked different.Deformed people were exiled from tribes because they looked different. Even though they were the same race. So would pretending race didn't exist matter? People have eyes. They can see people look different pretending race doesn't exist won't magically change that we are different skin color and featuresIf we pretend race and color differences don't exist would it matter?Ireland are the same race and they decided to be prejudice base off of where they are born instead of color because they are the same.Italians from Sicily are hated for being more naturally tanned.Hate is hate. Having different races doesn't cause it.People who hate causes it.The racist will always be racist because of our skin color no matter how you choose to label it.But race matters.Instead pretending it doesn't exists is why people have no clue.Education causes less ignorance.
Biologically - We aren't the same. For example color or eye shape or hair texture
@notwoke When I say biologically, I mean constructive wise. We all have hair, a set of eyes, a heart, brain, etc. Focusing on hair color and eye shape is a bit nitpicky though. Because I'm Latina with wavy brown hair and someone else who comes from the same country might have very curly black hair. Does that mean one of us is not Latina? 🤷
yes, minor difference, but neither of you or any Latina for that matter will ever be able to compete with the best black runners/hurdlers, just like there are things Latinas./Asians/Whites will naturally be better at due to anatomical differences. That's what I was referring to but I feel you.
I guess I don’t see a point though.
So environmental. Not “race”
Well, Africans in America still get Sickle Cell, so I'm not sure how you want to qualify that.
Seems environmental“We compared the genetic profiles of African Americans with sickle cell disease to those of Black Africans and Caucasian populations of European descent and found that they are less genetically admixed ”www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3116635/
Good point. But “black crime” is less important than crime based on income levels.
So you agree it’s just humans pointing to different skin tones and grouping arbitrarily?
I can agree and I feel as we could possibly find another way to identify how race is implemented.
I mean the definitions change arbitrarily and yes, ethno-wise, we are all mixed more than we’d expect.