I've been in more than a few conversations here and elsewhere that impressed upon me that race is a dated social construct. We've all been confronted with boxes on forms that cite Hispanic as a race, or that feature this categorization: RACE/ETHNICITY, as though they are interchangeable. Because they are becoming obsolete...
This came up first in a google search:
"A race is a biological subspecies or variety of a species, consisting of a more or less distinct population with anatomical traits that distinguish it clearly from other races
. This biologist's definition does not fit the reality of human genetic variation today. We are an extremely homogenous species genetically. As a matter of fact, all humans today are 99.9% genetically identical, and most of the variation that does occur is in the difference between males and females and our unique personal traits. This homogeneity is very unusual in the animal kingdom. Even our closest biological relatives, the chimpanzees have 2-3 times more genetic variation than people. Orangutans have 8-10 times more variation.
"It is now clear that our human "races" are primarily cultural creations, not biological realities
. The commonly held belief in the existence of human biological races is based on the false assumption that anatomical traits, such as skin color and specific facial characteristics, cluster together in single distinct groups of people. They do not. There are no clearly distinct "black", "white", or other races."
Of course, you knew this - you just seemed to want to focus on minutae to try to derail my point. Fine. There are likely some who feel I'm doing the same thing.
I guess if you continue to throw out this useless argument, I can c and p this in response.
Z is a person of color, regardless of what you say. He has not had the white cultural experience, and therefore is not culturally white, and according to current thinking cannot be considered "white."
THIS is disturbing, and in the same vein as the sudden "new white Hispanic" race/ethnicity issue.
And, yes. A lapse on toe-ing/towing, as I envisioned you carrying Democrat water.