How many different 'RACES' of people...

How many different 'RACES' of people are there?

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stop the hate

United States

#1 Jul 8, 2008
Some people seem to think that their ETHNIC group is a race of its own. I really don't know about that.
I believe that their are sub races that don't quite fit into the major Racial categories. But when some people think hat their ethnic group makes up an entire new race, this just drives me crazy. Show me the scientific proff that your ethnic group is an entire new race.
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#3 Jul 8, 2008
There's only one race, The Human Race!
Tod

United States

#4 Jul 8, 2008
stop the hate wrote:
I believe that their are sub races that don't quite fit into the major Racial categories. But when some people think hat their ethnic group makes up an entire new race, this just drives me crazy. Show me the scientific proff that your ethnic group is an entire new race.


I agree, there are only 3 distinctive racial groups in the world. African,European and Asian. Everything else like bi-racial or mulatto falls under a sub-race. You got to have two parents from the same group, if not your a sub-race. This will keep African people dark for the next 12 million years.

P.S Stay dark
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#5 Jul 8, 2008
Tod wrote:
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I agree, there are only 3 distinctive racial groups in the world. African,European and Asian. Everything else like bi-racial or mulatto falls under a sub-race. You got to have two parents from the same group, if not your a sub-race. This will keep African people dark for the next 12 million years.
P.S Stay dark
Staying dark is a good thing! Who wants to be pink? Not even you guys, that's why you risk skin cancer trying to get a tan! Toodles....
Tod

United States

#6 Jul 8, 2008
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Staying dark is a good thing! Who wants to be pink? Not even you guys, that's why you risk skin cancer trying to get a tan! Toodles....
What are you talking about? I'm an African.
Tod

United States

#7 Jul 8, 2008
bappie,

Why you starting trouble with me, I didn't even do anything wrong.

P.S I'm a good guy
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#8 Jul 8, 2008
Tod wrote:
bappie,
Why you starting trouble with me, I didn't even do anything wrong.
P.S I'm a good guy
If you are (Black African) My bad, if not?
hamza

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#10 Aug 6, 2008
there are six races in the world
JUST ONCE

Boynton Beach, FL

#12 Aug 6, 2008
JUST ONCE wrote:
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The theory of race has been debated since the 17th century when a systematic use of the term "race" was used. based on geographical and some distinguishing physical characteristics.. Ended up with Caucasian, Negroid and Mongoloid. this concept is false and is an artificially constructed theory.
So race is just a scientific construct. The child from two distinct different individuals, creates a new human phenotype.genotype and thereby a different "race". So logically the number of "races" will be infinite. So "mixed phenotype/genotype" of whatever dominant ethnicity is probably more correct .. well until a better "mouse trap is built"
A good example are black Americans. Some physically resemble some black Africans. Others would fit in in a variety of countries. For instance if some were born in Puerto Rico, they would be considered Latinos...but in the USA they are just black of African ethnicity.
A thousand years from now, when all are blended together back to the ONE from whence we came, hopefully, it will not make a difference. All will just be humans, better civilized, and better socialized... hopefully.
UP
Rosie

United States

#14 Sep 10, 2008
what the hell wrote:
Blacks=ROACHES...enough said!!!
Ignorance comes in all racial groups.
Rosie

United States

#15 Sep 10, 2008
I also believe that there are three basic racial groups, the rest are a mix of the basic three.

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Since: Apr 08

Augusta,GA

#16 Sep 10, 2008
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Staying dark is a good thing! Who wants to be pink? Not even you guys, that's why you risk skin cancer trying to get a tan! Toodles....
http://www.brownskin.net/cance r.html

“Click My Pic”

Since: Apr 08

Augusta,GA

#17 Sep 10, 2008

“Click My Pic”

Since: Apr 08

Augusta,GA

#18 Sep 10, 2008
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>If you are (Black African) My bad, if not?
Racist!!!!!!!!!!

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Since: Nov 07

Texas

#19 Sep 10, 2008
does it honestly matter how many racial groups there are?

cant we all be human without people splitting us up?
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United States

#20 Nov 17, 2008
Race is more of a social classification than anything else as the genetic difference between different 'races' is negligible. Which groups developed differently in terms of appearance and physical traits over time however...

Through isolation: Many: East African, South African, East Asian, South Asian(Indian), Oceanic, Native Australians, Central American Natives, South American Natives etc.

Through interbreeding: Arab, Hispanic/Chicano Mestisos, Malays, American Creoles, Slavs, Central Asians, Brazilians etc.
the light has come

Danville, IL

#21 Nov 17, 2008
Black, white, yellow, brown,red. the others are a combination from these 5#
SO TRUE

Loganville, GA

#22 Nov 17, 2008
Race is an artificially constructed term first used by Buffon in the 17th century. So forgetting the artificial label.. each time a new individual is born, there a new genotype/phenotype is developed because the child inherits traits from both parents..

Bottom line.no one, two three or four shoes fit all.. there are as many so called "races" as there are people(s) a better term might be "ethnic classification"
PTBW

Bowling Green, KY

#23 Nov 17, 2008
one, race is just a pathetic social construct that doesn't even make sense once you acquire real knowledge about it.
SO TRUE

Loganville, GA

#26 Nov 17, 2008
JUST ONCE wrote:
<quoted text>
The theory of race has been debated since the 17th century when a systematic use of the term "race" was used. based on geographical and some distinguishing physical characteristics.. Ended up with Caucasian, Negroid and Mongoloid. this concept is false and is an artificially constructed theory.
So race is just a scientific construct. The child from two distinct different individuals, creates a new human phenotype.genotype and thereby a different "race". So logically the number of "races" will be infinite. So "mixed phenotype/genotype" of whatever dominant ethnicity is probably more correct .. well until a better "mouse trap is built"
A good example are black Americans. Some physically resemble some black Africans. Others would fit in in a variety of countries. For instance if some were born in Puerto Rico, they would be considered Latinos...but in the USA they are just black of African ethnicity.
A thousand years from now, when all are blended together back to the ONE from whence we came, hopefully, it will not make a difference. All will just be humans, better civilized, and better socialized... hopefully.
rd

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