"Are we talking about race, culture, ethnicity, or skin color. My perspective is that they are different, though it may be a limited perspective. I think to ignore the color or not see the color of skin would be to ignore or not see beauty in variety…"
""How about saying only Cats instead of Tiger, Lynx, Panther, Cheetah, Lion, Leopard?"
You weren't applying that cats came in different colors you where comparing cats to lions and tigers. And if my child was missing of course I'm…"
"I 100% agree with you, to many people whole on to old tribalism and race paradigm just like you pointed out. I guess when I said I don't see race a lot of people got confused or even angry. What I meant was that I don't see the racial…"
"I'm with the Thread Starter. But I definitely see race. We live in a world where you are as you're perceived. So I am accepted as a black man by society, by government, etc. But I identify as a human being before race, nationality, gender,…"
"I always felt free no religion, no race, just the future and going through all the experience that life brings us. This one guy told me that being black is a state of mind I laugh at that ridicules statement. So if that is true talking ignorant is…"
I feel the same as you that race as a construct will not disappear in our lifetimes and,yes,I agree the definitions of race have been stretched due to the points you expressed in your thread.However, I do feel that amongst the…"
"Ahhhhh, Pagan Spain. See my review:
RICHARD WRIGHT'S PAGAN SPAIN: MILITANT MODERNISM AT THE APEX
Nevertheless, I don't think race as a construct will disappear in our lifetimes, certainly not in…"
"I, too, think that race as a way of identifying people is on it's way out. The science of genetics is clearly showing us that humans are 99.9% compose of the same stuff. That being said, no, I do not feel people will abandon race- based think…"
"Humans are actually are the same the explanation for the change in head structures, blood types etc, are do to human mutation over time from living in different climate areas on earth. Comparing humans to other species is irrelevant no other species…"
"This is terrible, I remember when I was a kid growing up in the 90's (which was the best decade I must add) I had friends of all so called races and I never experience racial discrimination. I agree with the rest of you all TV plays a major…"
"if "race" is the wrong word, PEOPLE ARE STILL NOT THE SAME. body types, head structure, fast twitch muscles, etc. its not just culture either, there are different types of human beings under the umbrella of being human. are all dogs the…"
Christopher Hitchens ends his article (quoted in the group) as: "Since we left Africa, we have diverged as a species hardly at all. If we were dogs, we would all be the same breed... As if to spite this huge natural gift, and to disfigure what could be our overwhelming solidarity, we manage to find excuses for chauvinism and racism on the most minor of occasions and then to make the most of them. This is why condemnation of bigotry and superstition is not just a moral question but a matter of survival."
Hi Jason R Fields, and welcome to this friendly meeting place with freethinkers like you who recognise that religion is a fraud aimed at controlling vulnerable superstitious people, including defenceless children; and
how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and even longer.