Deconstructing the concept of race not only conflicts with people's tendency to classify and build family histories according to common descent but also ignores the work of biologists studying non-human species.
Sometimes it is claimed by those who argue that race is just a social construct that the human genome project shows that because people share roughly 99% of their genes in common, that there are no races. This is silly.
Startling, and alarming to many, is the conclusion that follows from these data that if all people were treated the same, most average race differences would not disappear.
Race differences show up early in life.
Unless one is a religious fundamentalist and believes that man was created in the image and likeness of God, it is foolish to believe that human beings are exempt from biological classification and the laws of evolution that apply to all other life forms.
Deconstructing the concept of race not only goes against the tendency of virtually every known culture to classify and build family histories according to some measure of common descent, it also ignores the work of biologists studying non-human species.
We emigrated to South Africa and later to Canada so I went to school in several places.
Formation of a new race takes place when, over several generations, individuals in one group reproduce more frequently among themselves than they do with individuals in other groups.
A race is what zoologists term a variety or subdivision of a species.
Each race (or variety) is characterized by a more or less distinct combination of inherited morphological, behavioral, physiological traits.
The biological factors underlying race differences in sports have consequences for educational achievement, crime and sexual behavior.
Those objecting to the concept of race argue that the taxonomic definitions are arbitrary and subjective.
To deny the predictive validity of race at this level is nonscientific and unrealistic.
Nonetheless, much has been learned by studying the statistical differences between the various human races.