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View Poll Results: What race are you?
White 120 57.69%
Black or African American 35 16.83%
Hispanic or Latino 18 8.65%
Asian 10 4.81%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2 0.96%
Some other races or Two or more races 23 11.06%
Voters: 208. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-27-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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What Americans call "race" is actually a grouping containing a mix of ethnicities, physical characteristics, cultures.

Each "race" is diverse in itself.

There are enough Blacks who have strong European physical characteristics, and people from Ethiopia, Namibia, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, and a dozen of other countries look vastly different from each other. Not to mention the different cultures, languages, ethnicities.
I think I read once there is more genetic variation within Africa than there is in the entire rest of the world. The people of Madagascar are quite different being a mix of Indonesian and African.

Although some of the variation in Africa maybe doesn't reach us. I don't think we have a large Pygmy (not sure what else to call them as a group) population. I believe France has something of a Pygmy population, but it ruled many of the African nations where they lived. The Khoisan I don't think leave their homeland very often. Most African Americans I believe are of West and Central African descent, although our President's African father was of the Luo of Kenya.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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I think I read once there is more genetic variation within Africa than there is in the entire rest of the world. The people of Madagascar are quite different being a mix of Indonesian and African.

Although some of the variation in Africa maybe doesn't reach us. I don't think we have a large Pygmy (not sure what else to call them as a group) population. I believe France has something of a Pygmy population, but it ruled many of the African nations where they lived. The Khoisan I don't think leave their homeland very often. Most African Americans I believe are of West and Central African descent, although our President's African father was of the Luo of Kenya.
I remember reading that too. Which is not surprising because we humans spread from Africa.
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