Scientific American: Race is a Social Construct, Scientists Say

RACES DON’T EXIST. SO WHAT ARE WE SEEING HERE?
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Scientific American rejectes science in favor of political correctness in this article published earlier this year.

Following the article is a 10 minute video hosted by Jared Taylor that demolishes the “race is a social construct” nonsense.

Scientific American

More than 100 years ago, American sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois was concerned that race was being used as a biological explanation for what he understood to be social and cultural differences between different populations of people. He spoke out against the idea of “white” and “black” as discrete groups, claiming that these distinctions ignored the scope of human diversity.
Science would favor Du Bois. Today, the mainstream belief among scientists is that race is a social construct without biological meaning. And yet, you might still open a study on genetics in a major scientific journal and find categories like “white” and “black” being used as biological variables.

WE ARE ALL ONE RACE, SAY EGALITARIANS.
Egalitarians claim race doesn't exist.  Which means this Abo woman is exactly like you, white woman.  Who you gonna believe--egalitarians or your own eyes.

In an article published today (Feb. 4) in the journal Science, four scholars say racial categories are weak proxies for genetic diversity and need to be phased out. [Unraveling the Human Genome: 6 Molecular Milestones]

They’ve called on the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to put together a panel of experts across the biological and social sciences to come up with ways for researchers to shift away from the racial concept in genetics research.

“It’s a concept we think is too crude to provide useful information, it’s a concept that has social meaning that interferes in the scientific understanding of human genetic diversity and it’s a concept that we are not the first to call upon moving away from,” said Michael Yudell, a professor of public health at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Yudell said that modern genetics research is operating in a paradox, which is that race is understood to be a useful tool to elucidate human genetic diversity, but on the other hand, race is also understood to be a poorly defined marker of that diversity and an imprecise proxy for the relationship between ancestry and genetics.
“Essentially, I could not agree more with the authors,” said Svante Pääbo, a biologist and director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, who worked on the Neanderthal genome but was not involved with the new paper.

“What the study of complete genomes from different parts of the world has shown is that even between Africa and Europe, for example, there is not a single absolute genetic difference, meaning no single variant where all Africans have one variant and all Europeans another one, even when recent migration is disregarded,” Pääbo told Live Science. “It is all a question of differences in how frequent different variants are on different continents and in different regions.”

In one example that demonstrated genetic differences were not fixed along racial lines, the full genomes of James Watson and Craig Venter, two famous American scientists of European ancestry, were compared to that of a Korean scientist, Seong-Jin Kim. It turned out that Watson (who, ironically, became ostracized in the scientific community after making racist remarks) and Venter shared fewer variations in their genetic sequences than they each shared with Kim.

Assumptions about genetic differences between people of different races have had obvious social and historical repercussions, and they still threaten to fuel racist beliefs. That was apparent two years ago, when several scientists bristled at the inclusion of their research in Nicholas Wade’s controversial book, “A Troublesome Inheritance” (Penguin Press, 2014), which proposed that genetic selection has given rise to distinct behaviors among different populations. In a letter to The New York Times, five researchers wrote that “Wade juxtaposes an incomplete and inaccurate account of our research on human genetic differences with speculation that recent natural selection has led to worldwide differences in IQ test results, political institutions and economic development.”

The authors of the new Science article noted that racial assumptions could also be particularly dangerous in a medical setting.
“If you make clinical predictions based on somebody’s race, you’re going to be wrong a good chunk of the time,” Yudell told Live Science. In the paper, he and his colleagues used the example of cystic fibrosis, which is underdiagnosed in people of African ancestry because it is thought of as a “white” disease. [The Best Genealogy Software for Tracing Your Family Tree]

Mindy Fullilove, a psychiatrist at Columbia University, thinks the changes proposed in the Science article are “badly needed.” Fullilove noted that by some laws in the United States, people with one black ancestor of 32 might be called “black,” but their 31 other ancestors are also important in influencing their health.

“This is a cogent and important call for us to shift our work,” Fullilove said. “It will have an enormous influence. And it will make for better science.”

So what other variables could be used if the racial concept is thrown out? Pääbo said geography might be a better substitute in regions such as Europe to define “populations” from a genetic perspective. However, he added that, in North America, where the majority of the population has come from different parts of the world during the past 300 years, distinctions like “African Americans” or “European Americans” might still work as a proxy to suggest where a person’s major ancestry originated.

Yudell also said scientists need to get more specific with their language, perhaps using terms like “ancestry” or “population” that might more precisely reflect the relationship between humans and their genes, on both the individual and population level. The researchers also acknowledged that there are a few areas where race as a construct might still be useful in scientific research: as a political and social, but not biological, variable.

“While we argue phasing out racial terminology in the biological sciences, we also acknowledge that using race as a political or social category to study racism, although filled with lots of challenges, remains necessary given our need to understand how structural inequities and discrimination produce health disparities between groups,” Yudell said.

This article at Counter-Currents offers more on why race is not a social construct.

38 thoughts on “Scientific American: Race is a Social Construct, Scientists Say

  1. There are multiple official definitions of Race:

    • A category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits
    • A group of people identified as distinct from other groups because of supposed physical or genetic traits shared by the group
    • Inherited temperament or disposition -This one is epically annotated as “Obsolete”, in spite of being fully consistent with first two definitions.

    Cultural (((Marxist))) “scientists” and ultra-Left SJW frantically preach that existence of Races is “Social Construct” and that there is only ONE “RACE” – “HUMAN RACE” – ???

    OK, if there is “Human Race”, what or who are then the other Races. Does it than extends in the animal world? Lion Race maybe, or Monkey Race – ???

    Anti-Racial “anthropologists” driven by uncontrolled bias “coincidentally” omitted that by saying HUMANS only, they would avoid being caught in own inconsistency. However, it’s not the end in this Anti-Racist confusion, because if there are NO RACES, how the hell then RACISM could exist. How come that Racism is not marked as “social construct”?

    If (Race = Social Construct) then (Racism = Social Construct), hence non-existent, pure fiction.

    Disregarding PC, notion of Racism is actually the subject of INTERPRETATION. My interpretation, based on my personal stance toward this mess, is more realistic and logical. I am Race Realist (RR) or Racialist, which is Racist when INTERPRETED by Anti-White/Anti-Racist Lefties.

    QUOTE – “…four scholars say racial categories are weak proxies for genetic diversity and need to be phased out”

    COMMENT – Scholarly week and PC proxified Marxist scientist-sellouts need to be phased out. These pathetic Humanoids are without a grain of personal integrity and decency, intellectually debilitated patients as consequence of mental AIDS (Acquired IDENTITY Deficiency Syndrome) infection.

    QUOTE – “They’ve called on the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to put together a panel of experts across the biological and social sciences to come up with ways for researchers to shift away from the racial concept in genetics research”

    COMMENT – In PC world, whenever FACTS are not PC, they have to be conceptually “shifted away”. Hence, under Marxist NWO concept, if Cultural and Racial delusions collide with Reality, Reality has to be “shifted away”

    QUOTE – “…it’s a concept that has social meaning that interferes in the scientific understanding of human genetic diversity and it’s a concept that we are not the first to call upon moving away from,” said Michael Yudell, a professor of public health at Drexel University in Philadelphia”

    COMMENT – “Yudell”, sounds like Juden, and I wouldn’t be surprised that this scientific POS is Uber. I also believe him that he is not the first one that “call upon moving away from” the non-PC Reality.

    QUOTE – “Yudell said that modern genetics research is operating in a paradox…”

    COMMENT – Well, I can say that Yudell’s personal genetic shows serious anomalies, and in his case it’s not a paradox, it’s a FACT.

    QUOTE – “Essentially, I could not agree more with the authors,” said Svante Pääbo, a biologist and director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany”

    COMMENT – Ah, Germany! Merkel’s Germany is European paradox, a macabre sample how PC education fucked up their youth, more than any Monsanto genetic interventions would.

    QUOTE – “What the study of complete genomes from different parts of the world has shown is that even between Africa and Europe, for example, there is not a single absolute genetic difference, meaning no single variant where all Africans have one variant and all Europeans another one”

    COMMENT – Oh absolutely, European Jaws are identical to African Negroid protruding Simian Jaws and our lips are identical to their Bootlips. Culture, achievements … everything is identical. Because of undoubtable similarities Simian refugee-engineers and scientists massively participate in European Space program, Cern Hadron Collider project and similar.

    QUOTE – “Assumptions about genetic differences between people of different races have had obvious social and historical repercussions, and they still threaten to fuel racist beliefs…”

    COMMENT – First, these are not assumptions, “paradoxically” these are just simple FACTS. Truth – they have “social and historical repercussions”, but they don’t threaten Race Realist’s perceptions. As of beliefs…well, no beliefs here, just FACTS.

    Enough, I have enough of these PC nonsense, FUCK THEM ALL!

    Communism was Synthetic Social Construct
    Multiculturalism is also Synthetic Social Construct

    Early (((Marxists))) invented Communism, and their invention failed. Later (((Cultural Marxists))) “invented” PC, Multiculturalism and Diversity, which unparadoxically should fail too.

    Delusion of Racial Social Construct would also fade away together with all these Lefty isms.

  2. If there is no such thing as race. How do they decide who qualifies for affirmative action ?

    Why are the standards lower, in education, for the google allowing them to graduate ? The fact that they score lower in exams can’t be due to racial differences because there is no such thing as race. So why make allowances for them ? Why are they allowed to enter university with lower qualifications.

    Is it (((them))) again ?

    Anyway they are actually a different species. Look how closely the dna of some animals are that are considered different species.

    The dna of dogs and wolves are very close, closer than our dna and the google. Yet dogs and wolves are a different species, but not us. Scientists look foolish when people realise this anomaly.

    In fact when you look at some of these liberal lefties, they must also be a different species ?

    • Isn’t it something like 98% of our DNA is shared with frogs? So there is essentially no genetic difference between a google and a poisonous toad. There is no real difference between a white person and a handsome green frog.
      PS the North of Australia is full of horrible ugly foreigner poisonous toads, real toads not googles who prefer big cities. “Scientists” imported them deliberately (about 1920) to eat insects which attack sugar cane. The toads refused to eat the cane beetles but did very well in Australia, just like googles. When native predators eat the imported toads they die.

    • Here’s MY definition of “race:” The world is divided between just two races, niggers and non-niggers. A nigger is an asshole, and non-niggers are NOT assholes. The color of a person’s skin doesn’t NECESSARILY make them a(n) nigger/asshole or, conversely, a non-nigger/non-asshole, although certain generalizations and predictions can be made on the basis of skin color. Hillary is a nigger, while Dr. Ben Carson SEEMS to be an OK guy, but I hate ALL of those motherfucking muzzies, because even the women and children are bloodthirsty maniacs. Wanna know how to “trigger” a muzzie? Call him a “maniac.” The word exists in Arabic, is pronounced the same way the English word is pronounced, but is so RADIOACTIVE, to an Arabic speaker, that several Arabic speakers, with whom I’ve discussed this word, have flatly refused to tell me what it means. All of them, though, have told me to never call anyone that word, because the Arabic-speaking person will immediately try to kill you with, depending on what, if anything, he’s packing; his fists, a knife, or a gun. DAMN, I wish I knew what it means.

    • One day it will be illegal not to believe in Unicorns. In the Soviet Union it was a crime to be unhappy. Why? Because the Soviet Union was Paradise so unhappiness was a type of anti State hooliganism.

      • In Germany, a criminal law was passed, making it a crime to not be smiling all the time. The Gestapo, the Kripo, the SD, or any other police agency, could arrest someone who wasn’t smiling. They even invented a word to describe this infamous crime; it was called “physiognomic insubordination.” Physiognomic means ‘of the face” so, if you weren’t smiling, your face was being insubordinate to the Third Reich.

  3. Where “Race is a social construct came from”…One of the best explanations I have seen.

    “What is Cultural Marxism.” Video about 7 minutes.

  4. That comely wench google female in the photo is an Abo, also known as a Gin (obsolete).
    If we are all the same, why does Brad Pitt not marry an Abo Gin, or better yet a Highlander from Papua New Guinea or Irian Jaya? Same for all those lying social studies fraudsters in this article that pretend to be scientists. How many of them are married to primitive indigenous hill tribes-people from any country that has them? Answer – Zero.

    “people with one black ancestor of 32 might be called “black,” The Lefty SJW said it not me.. Just one google in the woodpile and there goes your DNA, for ever.

      • She was a world champion tennis player who was actually also a female, so that might attract a white man. She had fame and probably money too.

    • THIS IS A GOOD ONE – “If we are all the same, why does Brad Pitt not marry an Abo Gin, or better yet a Highlander from Papua New Guinea or Irian Jaya?”

      Well, isn’t it obvious, Brad is socially deconstructive wacist burdened with prejudice or just unreasonable picky

  5. If Jared Taylor was an anti-Jewish Aryan supremacist, he would say:

    “All races look non-white to me!”

    To supremacists, all non-European races might as well be grouped together under the umbrella term “the human race”.

  6. Upon leaving your home tomorrow, see if you can spot the following:

    1) Look out for people’s breathing habit; do they breath by the mouth or by the nose?
    2) Just how large are these people’s nostrils?
    3) Can these people ocularly follow an object without moving their head (within a 50° wide span)?
    3A) Can these people understand by simply hearing, or must they hear AND see to understand?
    4) Can these people delay their need for gratification, or must they get what pleases them right away?

    The aforementioned observable behaviour can be quite revealing. ONE and, TWO, a slack-jawed person that must breath by the mouth, or someone with excessive large nostrils, generally suggests their brains require more oxygen to operate, a sigh of bio-cognitive feebleness.

    THREE (a), must your interlocutor always have to LOOK at you to understand the meaning of what you are saying? If so, second-guessing his cognitive abilities is required.

    FOUR, do you often observe some people going ape-shit when no one is responding to their Facebook/Twitter posting just after 10 seconds after clicking/tapping on “ENTER”? People’s immediate need for instant gratification, rather than voluntarily or acceptingly delaying it, is a definite, and cogent indicator of inferior intelligence. (http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/why-delaying-gratification-is-smart-a-neural-link-between-intelligence-and-self-control.html

    P.S.: if no one is responding to this post in within a minute, m’gonna nuhts, mm’k.

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