Some say Human beings 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 “Some Say There Is No Such Thing As Race”