Alan asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 6 months ago

Is race real?

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  • 6 months ago

    Only to racists.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    No,

    If you are asking about the actual sport 

    than my answer would have a "yes" but 

    our species does not com in races dear

    Friend :-)

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  • 6 months ago

    Yes. The difference in races reflects the adaptations isolated populations made to their specific environments.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Why else would forensic scientists classify people by race?

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Race is a term used to acknowledge regional differences within a species. Yes, regional differences exist within the human species. It would be a lie to claim that Africans do not look different than Europeans. In most species, regional differences are the result of adaptations to different local environments. For example, the same species of snake may have red coloration because some populations are adapted to forests, but those populations that live in open habitats do not have red coloration because red is good camouflage in wooded habitats but conspicuous in open habitats. Therefore some species of snakes have been classified into different subspecies on the basis of these regional differences.

    Similarly, humans that live in warm climates do not wear clothes and they need dark skin to protect them from skin cancer causing UV light from the sun. Those that live in cold climates wear clothes and they need light skin to help them absorb enough harmless UV light to make enough vitamin D to avoid rickets.

    However, since humans moved around from one region to another more than many other animals species, these traits get mixed as people with different traits admix with one another. For example, the migration of the cold adapted Chinese after the invention of agriculture 10,000 years ago brought light skin color and other cold adaptations such as tall and narrow nose bridge, short arms and legs, thin lips, straight hair and abundant facial and body hair to tropical regions, which previously were only occupied by people who have dark skin, curly hair, full lips, long arms and legs, little to no facial and body hair and flat noses.

    As a result of these historical migrations and thorough admixing, there are people with a mix of both cold and warm climate adaptations. A person may have a tall nose and dark skin or a flat nose and light skin, for example. Or one may have full lips and a tall nose but thin lips and a flat nose.  In India, there have also been admixing among cold adapted migrants from Europe and the original dark skinned, warm climate adapted migrants from Africa. Therefore there simply are a lot of variation within any given region. The differences within a region can be more drastic than the difference between 2 different regions. Because of that scientists have not been able to classify different humans from different regions formally into different subspecies. Race is not the same as subspecies, and it is not a valid scientific classification, and it can be used informally. That is the current situation. Scientists do not dispute that regional differences or races exist, but the fact is that people cannot be neatly categorized into different subspecies, unlike snakes, since they do not migrate as much as humans. Humans simply move around too much and too often for regional differences to be maintained. How do you classify Malaysians for example, if there are both people who look like the Chinese and people who look like Africans and there are also people that have traits from both. If we cannot classify people from within a single country, how can we classify people within a wider area, such as SE Asia.  Within Asia, there simply is too much diversity for all the people to be classified as a single race. The term Asian can be applied to people who look indistinguishable from the Chinese, or people who look like Africans, or to people who look just like Europeans (e.g. Jews).

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    real races are the result of dozens of generations worth of purpose-breeding. As for humans... Denisovans and Neanderthals can be considered races, but all humans alive today are one-and-the-same race: Homo Sapiens Sapiens.

    Your skincolour or skullshape say nothing about your chances of surviving a transfusion of my blood, nor about your allergies or whether you like to swim/fight/hunt

  • Matt
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    The men’s 100m sprint is real. The rest are all fake

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    yes!  even dogs have many races.    Does a german sheppard look the same as a chihuahua?   one is like a lion and the other is a hobbit.   their habits are also different.   German dogs is like soldiers they are for police duties and the chihuahua is more like a toy (which Paris Hilton carries everywhere she goes). 

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    of course, it is only Marxist lies that there isn't, the propagators  don't don't even believe it themselves.

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