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Interrogist
Interrogist Jan 3 '14
UserX
UserX Jan 3 '14

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Personally I like using pictures for "PR" purposes myself. If not pictures, then something propaganda circles call "picture talking."

But Africans are actually more genetically diverse than other people:

"Africans are more genetically diverse than the inhabitants of the rest of the world combined, according to a sweeping study that carried researchers into remote regions to sample the bloodlines of more than 100 distinct populations." -source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/...AR2009043002485.html

It only makes sense. The "out of Africa" theory states that people migrated out of Africa. These were a small band over different periods of time. Of those who left Africa, some died for reasons like hunger, weather, and so on. The out going people traveled in tribes. The further they travel, the more isolated the tribes... meaning the less "other" people to mate with.

But speaking of "race"... it's been said that race is superficial and has no genetic foundation by those who dislike racism/racialism. A new discovery might change that assertion. Findings that those who left africa got raped (interbred) by Neanderthals:

"Damian Labuda of the University of Montreal's Department of Pediatrics and the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center conducted the study with his colleagues. They determined some of the human X chromosome originates from Neanderthals, but only in people of non-African heritage." -source: http://news.discovery.com/...anderthal-110718.htm

When you do some research about what/which genes of Neanderthals got mixed into European/Asian (non-african) people, things get interesting. One gene neanderthal passed onto non-africans deals with skin pigmentation. And so on.






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AnnaCzereda
AnnaCzereda Jan 3 '14
And your point is...?


Do the people with dark eyes stand for those who see the world in the same way? Do you mean they parrot each other's ideas?

Hatepeach
Hatepeach Jan 4 '14

Quote from AnnaCzereda And your point is...? Do the people with dark eyes stand for those who see the world in the same way? Do you mean they parrot each other's ideas?

Pictures don't speak for themselves, and that's an interesting thought Czereda, one that could certainly be extracted from the image, but I doubt that was OP's intention with it.  Here's what I notice about the picture:  The eyes on the left are much more uniform in shape, and thus give a stronger impression of beauty and intelligence.  I'm certain the original "ah-tist" intended just that.  

@UserX:  What has no basis in science is the post-Colonial scientific/ modified Biblical theory of race, the "essentialist" model which prevailed in Western thought from the mid 1500s to I would say the 1970s or so.  The essentialist theory would suggest that White people only have "White" genes, Asians only have "Asian genes", etc.  When geneticists say that there is "no genetic basis to race" they mean to problematize this rather novel theory about race in humans, no harm no foul there.  Nor is that the end of the story.  Ask your professor this:  if science lends no support to the notion of human difference associated with race, why are geneticists and anthropologists so competent to tell us the racial makeup and classification of King Tut's millenia-old corpse or that of a random femur recovered from a block of ice? 

Equally sophisticated academics in other fields will tell you that race is an entrenched "folk idea" or a compelling myth about people, in which case the testimony of science does exactly nothing to exorcise it or alleviate its consequences.  Taking the most popular interpretation of the most recent scholarship at face value, we still find that race is still a strong component of many people's lived experience and is therefore as real and undeniable as you like.  Throughout history, the idea of human "races" has been ubiquitous, yet varies immensely with context.  You can find references to "the race of women" or "the race of bishops" scattered through literature before the period of European global expansion and colonization.  The aristocracy in every society have always been considered as something of a separate race.  Also ubiquitous is the sense of loyalty and preference for one's own "people," whether it be as broad as Rome or as narrow as the village into which you were born.  The basic notion is that people who are similarly descended share not only similar characteristics but an overall shared narrative that underlies and informs their identity and their social situation.

 
Hatepeach
Hatepeach Jan 4 '14

Quote from UserX Damian Labuda of the University of Montreal's Department of Pediatrics and the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center conducted the study with his colleagues. They determined some of the human X chromosome originates from Neanderthals, but only in people of non-African heritage." -source: http://news.discovery.com/...anderthal-110718.htm

It gets even better.  Among the surviving population of persons with Neaderthal DNA, the strongest concentration is in modern Tuscany.  There is an obvious correlation between the ancient settlements of Neaderthals and the places where White people live now.  And let's be honest, the social problem of "racism" is essentially "The White Problem," if you're not white, and the "White problem" if you are white, too.
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