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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Othering, Cultural Appropriation, and "Racism"

    by , 04-14-2016 at 08:54 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    This morning someone told me that some government form he was filling out asked for “race”. I thought we had finished with that some time ago. There are no races of humans beyond the human race. There are vile people who seek throw division into human activity by falsely claiming that there are races of humans. Those people are racists.

    Race is a clear and well defined characteristic of some species of plants and animals, see links below. There are other sources that equate race ...
  2. The End of Racism

    by , 01-11-2014 at 10:57 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I don't think much of racism mostly because it is not a valid way to classify humans. But before I go further into that, there are a couple of things that I have to clear up. First, what is a race?

    Whether one is considering animals or plants, a race is a subspecies that is separated from others of that species physically and by some genetic distance. Subspecies are on their way to becoming a separate species, but genetic drift has not yet separated them that much. An example of subspecies ...

    Updated 01-11-2014 at 11:34 AM by PeterL