There Is No Such Thing As Race

Fact: Humans being of different races does not exist. Scientifically all people on Earth are all of one single Human Race.

This was news to me! Just came across an article on the Newsweek online website with the title “There Is No Such Thing as Race” published November 2014 by Robert Wald Sussman. The link to the article follows the text of this post.

The article notes:

“Today the vast majority of those involved in research on human variation would agree that biological races do not exist among humans. Among those who study the subject, who use and accept modern scientific techniques and logic, this scientific fact is as valid and true as the fact that the earth is round and revolves around the sun.”

Mr. Sussman explains why people still believe in different races:

“If races do not exist as a biological reality, why do so many people still believe that they do? In fact, even though biological races do not exist, the concept of race obviously is still a reality, as is racism. These are prevalent and persistent elements of our everyday lives and generally accepted aspects of our culture.

… (Race) is not a biological reality, however, but a cultural one. Race is not a part of our biology, but it is definitely a part of our culture. Race and racism are deeply ingrained in our history.”

The author points out that people have been moving about and mixing since the origin of the human race:

“Recent studies have shown us that humans have been migrating since Homo sapiens evolved some 200,000 years ago. This migration has not been in one direction but had happened back and forth. Our genes have been mixing since we evolved, and our genetic structure looks more like a complex, intermixed trellis than a simple candelabra.

It is very difficult to tell what our particular genetic background is over human historic time. We humans are more similar to each other as a group than we are to one another within any particular racial or genetic category. Many anthropological books have been written to explain this phenomenon.”

The reason we seem different, Mr. Sussman explains, is because of environmental and evolutionary factors: Read more “There Is No Such Thing As Race”

Can We Cross The Racial Divide Together?

Is it possible for us, as a people, to lose our racial identity? Can we stand together as individual American citizens without further distinctions? Isn’t it about time to abandon racial stereotypes, blame and prejudices? Isn’t it about time to leave the racial wilderness and find the American promise land together? Can we lift our heads out of the fog of race and see the clarity of individual freedom? Can we now cast off the robes of race and each cloth ourselves in the ideals represented in by the American flag, and be one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all?

What is your answer? Please leave your comment below.

 

 

 

 

 

How Do You Identify Yourself?

  • Do you consider yourself a full-fledged human being?
  • Do you consider yourself a member of the human race?
  • Are you an individual person?
  • Do you breathe, see, and think as a single person?
  • Is there a reason to differentiate one human from another by skin shade?
  • Do you really want to be separated from other humans by a color description such as a Black person, a White person, a Brown person, a Yellow person or a Red person?
  • Is one skin shade better or worse than another?
  • Is the inside of people different based on skin pigmentation?
  • Does your perceived race make you less, more, or different from other humans on Earth?
  • Are you of a 100% pure DNA race?
  • Is birth on Earth different for different races?
  • Is death on Earth different for different races?
  • Do you belong to a limited specific territory based on race or do you belong to the Earth?
  • Do you cling to race by categorizing other people racially?
  • Do you need race to be yourself?
  • Are you depending on race for your well being?
  • Is focusing on race worth the harm it is doing to our nation?
  • Isn’t it about time to move beyond race as human identity? Here’s some videos that focus on the universal nature of human kind:

Please join me in seeking to abolish false human divisions based on race. Let’s attack racism at it roots. Let’s stop speaking and thinking about people based on the color of their skin. Let’s focus on the kindship of all humanity.