#689035, By martu I'm not a racist, but...

  • martu 6 Apr 2005 19:28:30 47 posts
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    Realised I might have been annoying replying with so many questions so I'll just state my case before I leave work for the day.

    In purely scientific terms there is no such thing as different races, when most people use the term 'race' they really should use the term 'culture'. The lines were drawn at a time when an arbitrary difference between populations, in this case physical characteristics especially skin colour, were used to separate 'them' and 'us'. Why? Mainly to feel superior but also to justify, or at least excuse, certain rather abhorrent actions.

    We now know that there is more genetic diversity between the peoples of Eastern Africa than there are between any other groups of people.
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