Garden City, MI.
Indeed! It wasn’t until I went to college that I learned race is merely a social construct. Ethnicity is a whole other thing, but more to your point, the idea of race has been exploited to not simply engender division, but to justify detrimental ideologies like eugenics and Aryanism. It has no place in the modern world.
Race is a primary ingredient of Humanity or it wouldn’t exist. We aren’t (as human types ) created by opinion or life experience / interaction / knowledge. That happens after the fact of birth. Birth is innocent in itself.
…Ethnicity is not opinion either. It is actual ethnic makeup historically. All of it in fact…some or none of of it by choice.
…Race is a constant that is not subject to mans whims and desires
( in reality ). The “notion” of Race and Ethnicity and all of it’s social / political affects is what is manipulated. People don’t always know exactly what they are talking about when they use mass, commonly accepted terms, especially revolving around Race.
…Many words like Caucasian, Race, Racist and Liberal have current slants that differ from their original meaning. Just because a term becomes a part of the collective unconscious, and is subject to daily media manipulation and personal opinion, doesn’t mean that the original meaning ceases to exist. It is the educated, socially and politically aware citizens who correct and debate the slant on commonly used terminology.
…the object is to reduce fear filled rhetoric.
…Meg?…it would be real nice if the world related to each other in terms of their common identification with Science…one of the things they would find out is that we are definitely NOT all alike. We are alike conceptually.
…when you say “scientifically”, you are opening a book with a lot of pages. Science is broad. Not like your comment which is narrow…oops!…my bad!
You may truly believe that but it is damn near impossible to live that way in America. (would be nice)