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Old 06-01-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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Race is a social construct because it does not determine skin color, eye color, hair color or hair texture. Much of what we believe about race is largely determined by our society. Why then are we so obsessed with race? Is it merely because we are social creatures and it's easier for us to identify with those who share commonalities, like skin color, hair texture and eye color? Or is it because we fear others, based on what we have been taught?

In the below video, an African American woman has given birth to a white baby (by appearances). If race was truly real, this wouldn't be possible.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJzY1NkGYPs


How can we move past viewing people as different, just because they may not share the same skin color.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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Race is a social construct because it does not determine skin color, eye color, hair color or hair texture. Much of what we believe about race is largely determined by our society. Why then are we so obsessed with race? Is it merely because we are social creatures and it's easier for us to identify with those who share commonalities, like skin color, hair texture and eye color? Or is it because we fear others, based on what we have been taught?

In the below video, an African American woman has given birth to a white baby (by appearances). If race was truly real, this wouldn't be possible.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJzY1NkGYPs


How can we move past viewing people as different, just because they may not share the same skin color.
Sorry no, race is about genetics nothing else.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:48 AM
 
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Sorry no, race is about genetics nothing else.
But if it is truly about genetics, why is it possible for racially mixed children to vary so much with respect to skin color, hair texture and eye color?
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:54 AM
 
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Race is definitely about genetics.

But it's a social tool as well.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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Genetically speaking, it is a construct. The traits we associate with "race" in the contemporary post-colonial era are merely a collection of shallow physical traits that indicate approximate recent geographical ancesteral descent.

As the ancients understood it (more intelligently i think), it was about culture and languange, with no silly biological fantasy component.


However prepare for his thread to be bombarded with right-wingers and racial supremeists seeking to defend their racial fantasies and racialist agendas.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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In the below video, an African American woman has given birth to a white baby (by appearances). If race was truly real, this wouldn't be possible.
LOL, WHAT , HA HA HA HA, so if i want to be purple, i can ? what do i do, just wish really hard and hope it happens ?
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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LOL, WHAT , HA HA HA HA, so if i want to be purple, i can ? what do i do, just wish really hard and hope it happens ?
Well, I suppose that you can hope that one of your parents is Barney the dinosaur or the purple Telletubbie.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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white power! !!!@1

White power? WTH does that have to do with the FACT that race is all about genetics?
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:11 PM
 
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Well, I suppose that you can hope that one of your parents is Barney the dinosaur or the purple Telletubbie.
LOL, but he/she said race doesnt really exist, so i should be able to be what ever color i want to despite the color of my parents.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:11 PM
 
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But if it is truly about genetics, why is it possible for racially mixed children to vary so much with respect to skin color, hair texture and eye color?
Because it is from their particular racially mixed genetics, that's why.
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