Does race exist?

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Does race exist? Do you believe that we are all one race (Human), we all come from Africa and that we just have different genetic makeups? Or do you believe that race is something that is truly deep in our biology?

I believe that we are all truly one race. What are some of your thoughts?

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@silversurfer89: Scientifically and factually there is only one race on earth and that is human.

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Most black people have bigger lips then white ppl.. Not sure how you can makeup that

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We all bleed crimson.

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Most black people have bigger lips then white ppl.. Not sure how you can makeup that

That's wacist!!!!

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@leonkarlen123 said:

Most black people have bigger lips then white ppl.. Not sure how you can makeup that

That's wacist!!!!

The word is "fuller" but no it's not racist it's true.

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Yea... but we are the same species.

I wish I had Neaderthal genes in me, but being half Yoruba and Ibgo means I have the least likelyhood of that being the case.

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Yes, dem Kryptonians be coming into this country right after they destroyed their world and be taking our jobs and that socialist Obama is doing nothing about it.

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@laflux said:

Yea... but we are the same species.

I wish I had Neaderthal genes in me, but being half Yoruba and Ibgo means I have the least likelyhood of that being the case.

Nigerians are heavily removed gene wise from Neaderthals?

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Pure Africans are the only humans without any neandrathal.

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@laflux said:

Yea... but we are the same species.

I wish I had Neaderthal genes in me, but being half Yoruba and Ibgo means I have the least likelyhood of that being the case.

Nigerians are heavily removed gene wise from Neaderthals?

Modern Humans evolved in Africa. Some of them stayed in Africa, while others emigrated out of Africa (hence the term Out of Africa) and interbred a bit with older species like Neanderthals and Denovisian man that where present in Europe and Central Asia.

They looked at different humans genetic information and apperently Yoruba genetic stock is one of the closest to original human DNA IIRC

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@laflux said:

@wolverine08 said:

@laflux said:

Yea... but we are the same species.

I wish I had Neaderthal genes in me, but being half Yoruba and Ibgo means I have the least likelyhood of that being the case.

Nigerians are heavily removed gene wise from Neaderthals?

Modern Humans evolved in Africa. Some of them stayed in Africa, while others emigrated out of Africa (hence the term Out of Africa) and interbred a bit with older species like Neanderthals and Denovisian man that where present in Europe and Central Asia.

They looked at different humans genetic information and apperently Yoruba genetic stock is one of the closest to original human DNA IIRC

Wow, never learned about the inbreeding with Neaderthals in school.

I actually just googled this stuff and Africans in general have less relation to Neaderthals than Europeans.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2599854/Europeans-closer-Neanderthals-thought-Ancient-DNA-humans-species-interbreeding-outside-Africa.html

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F*ck your ethnicity.

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@wolverine08: Usually I take what the Daily Mail say with a trailerload of salt but yeah they are more or less right there.

F*ck your ethnicity.

:)

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We are all one race, we are all human

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Race is just a f*cking illusion.

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@laflux: Daily Mail always gets the best shots of Kim Kardashian, makes this black man happy :)

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We are Groot!(Contributing nothing useful to the thread, as usual Damon)

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Whether or not we all originate from the same area doesn't matter, because most people don't care.

Race does exist.

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Would that mean there are no racists? :p

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Humanity isn't a race it's a species (possibly even a sub-species). Within that general banner you have racial groups with shared features. So yes race does exist on a genetic level as well as a social one.

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There's only one RACE of humans left now, Neanderthal, Denisova, Flores and the Peking human & fifth, still controversial one, didn't make it.

What we have left are taxonomically sub-races of H.Sapiens I.E geographical variants of the same race. Even pygmy chimp of Gabon & chimpanzee of central Zaire and plains Gorilla's & mountain Gorillas have LESS in common with their each other than humans do with one another in genetic level.

It's been speculated by geneticists that without the influence of white skin genes from Neanderthals and Denisova humans we'd all be black as night and curly haired from Capetown to Narvik.

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There's only one RACE of humans left now, Neanderthal, Denisova, Flores and the Peking human & fifth, still controversial one, didn't make it.

Homo Florensis was probably more closely related to H.Ergaster/Erectus than to any humans that shared Common ancestry with H.Heidelbergensis

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@sinikettu: Those hominids you mentioned are species or sub species not races

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#29  Edited By ImpurestCheese

@jonny_anonymous: No they are not. Our species is Homo sapiens, we share the Genus Homo with the others (with the possible exception of the neandathals) are all seperate species. You are correct race and ethnicity are the same but it is a lower classification then species

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@impurestcheese: No I said race and ethnicity are not the same. The idea that black people and white people are separate "races" started in colonial times when the tried to distance themselves from "lesser races".

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Race exists, its pretty simple.

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@jonny_anonymous: Oh sorry that =\= sign spun me around. I guess that me an idiot.

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There is race and their is culture.

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We all bleed crimson.

I don't.......

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@impurestcheese: I know its not probably the right classification, in my native it translates to "race" when talking about subspecies and varieties (cognitive of English breed), its also different when talking about classification of plants... which are more into my field and I sometimes mix the terminology. In any case my meaning was to point out that differences between human groups are barely even skin deep, not much different from same species of animals with different colour of pelt for example such as Mackenzie wolf (predominantly black-grey) and Arctic wolf (predominantly white) or the European black squirrel & red squirrel.

There's also a good reason why the whites thought blacks as inferior and more stupid than white particularly at the USA. Black were often very poor and had barely nothing but maize to eat... Before the late 20th century white or any other people never bothered to ask from native Indians how it was possible for them to eat maize all the time. They didn't know that Maize kernel has to be soaked in lime water to release the nutrients in it and in fact most whites thought that maize was mildly poisonous and only really fit for animal and famine food... The result of eating nothing but "raw" maize leads to severe health problems due to lack of vitamin A such as arrested development... No wonder why black at the southern U.S were considered particularly 'slow' or that being poor was somehow hereditary trait.

When in reality it was all about not having enough to eat as a child.

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Did I just turn this into a racist meme thread, why yes, yes I did........

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I, your maker has made each and everyone of you in the image of myself.

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Nope

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I recently just learned about how Africans hold less relation to Neanderthals then Europeans and what not.

So if I understand this correctly, Africans are technically true Homo sapiens?

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Race is subjective.

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@sophia89 said:

NASCAR does them all the time.

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People confuse race with ethnicity and culture.

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#44  Edited By JugJugBanks

Eddie Izzard is proud of having - proportionately - a very high "score" for neanderthal genes.

which he found out during his documentary series on the origin of modern humans.

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Race is in the head phycology wise. Humans just like dividing themselves apart. Race, Religion, Sex, Skin tone, Etc.

People learn to look at differences aren't born thinking of race.

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Well, race should be real in the sense that we can see clear and visible characteristics that are different between people in in different parts of the world.

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#47  Edited By ourmanuel

@mrdecepticonleader said:
@nefarious said:

We all bleed crimson.

I don't.......

Neither do I.

I bleed Ichor...

OT: yes race is a real thing

No, race isn’t an illusion

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#48 vance_astro  Moderator

We're all the same species but we aren't all the same race. Homo Sapiens are a SPECIES of the homo genus.

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Yes, race car is a real thing.

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Yes it does