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How Many Races are There?

Skeratch
Skeratch Members Posts: 1,395 ✭✭
edited November 2010 in R & R (Religion and Race)
For those who believe in race, how many races do you believe there are?

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  • Gural
    Gural Members Posts: 96
    edited October 2010
    Caucasian (People of European, North African, or Arab descent)
    African
    Asian

    But everyone on the planet is mixed with something.
  • Skeratch
    Skeratch Members Posts: 1,395 ✭✭
    edited October 2010
    Gural wrote: »
    Caucasian (People of European, North African, or Arab descent)
    African
    Asian

    But everyone on the planet is mixed with something.

    Where do East Indians, First Nations and Polynesians fall?
  • ThaChozenWun
    ThaChozenWun Members Posts: 9,390
    edited October 2010
    Skeratch wrote: »
    Where do East Indians, First Nations and Polynesians fall?

    And South Americans
  • Mr. AJ
    Mr. AJ Members Posts: 1,706 ✭✭
    edited October 2010
    Sigh....

    There is no such a thing as race technically but being that the concept does now exist, then there is only ONE race and that's Human. Other species would be plants/animals/insects.
  • DRO
    DRO Members Posts: 9,943 ✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    gural wrote: »
    caucasian (people of european, north african, or arab descent)
    african
    asian

    but everyone on the planet is mixed with something.

    huh? Africa was all black at one time right? So how is n africa caucasian?.. Even so...this is only like 5 crayons of colors, even if you mix em all, u wont get all the races/colors we have today
  • toktaylor
    toktaylor Members Posts: 612 ✭✭
    edited October 2010
    Mr. AJ wrote: »
    Sigh....

    There is no such a thing as race technically but being that the concept does now exist, then there is only ONE race and that's Human. Other species would be plants/animals/insects.

    Lets hope one day you are not proven wrong and we discover other races like...Grays, Nordics, Sepents and other alien life form then this thread would really be quite meanless.
  • VIBE
    VIBE Members Posts: 54,384 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    toktaylor wrote: »
    Lets hope one day you are not proven wrong and we discover other races like...Grays, Nordics, Sepents and other alien life form then this thread would really be quite meanless.

    There isn't one ounce of proof to prove Grays, Nordics and whatever other alien life names there are.

    Dude is pretty much right, race is pretty much a mind set.
  • laydee
    laydee Members Posts: 1,611 ✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    I presume that you mean to ask how many different ethnic groups are out there within the human race.

    A- there is no point in trying to count!!
  • Focal Point
    Focal Point Kushite descent... wandering child from Meru of Old TrentonMembers Posts: 16,307 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    human race... just different shades.
  • Skeratch
    Skeratch Members Posts: 1,395 ✭✭
    edited October 2010
    Caucasoid Mongoloid and Negroid

    What are Arabs, First Nations, Polynesians, and East Indians?
  • Skeratch
    Skeratch Members Posts: 1,395 ✭✭
    edited October 2010
    Arabs are Caucasoids, polynesians are Mongoloids, East Indians as most Indians, are Caucasoid as well

    East Indains are Caucasoids? How about Dravidians and Tamils?
  • BiblicalAtheist
    BiblicalAtheist Prude FieldsMembers Posts: 15,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2010
    VIBE86 wrote: »
    There isn't one ounce of proof to prove Grays, Nordics and whatever other alien life names there are.

    My AB negative blood is the proof that humans have been spliced with aliens. How else did it happen that some people lack the rhesus factor?
  • shootemwon
    shootemwon Members Posts: 4,635 ✭✭
    edited October 2010
    no doubt...99% of north american indians and east asians, are mongoloid

    That must be why Sharon Angle thinks the Hispanic descendants of indigenous North Americans look Asian.
  • janklow
    janklow god's lonely man. Members, Moderators Posts: 8,613 Regulator
    edited October 2010
    one or three. but no more than three!
    Skeratch wrote: »
    Where do East Indians, First Nations and Polynesians fall?
    "asian" or "mongoloid," depending on your terminology
  • Skeratch
    Skeratch Members Posts: 1,395 ✭✭
    edited October 2010
    I believe Punjabis Tamils Bengalis and Dravidians are all Caucasoid

    Amazing, so some Caucasoids are darker than some Negroids.
  • Skeratch
    Skeratch Members Posts: 1,395 ✭✭
    edited October 2010
    Since Race, is not about skin color nor skin-tonicity...then yes, you are correct.

    Then what is race about? How are humans divided into these three groups?
  • Skeratch
    Skeratch Members Posts: 1,395 ✭✭
    edited October 2010
    think about it...Don't the three groups, each, contain more than one Race?

    There are at least, 5 Races, within Blacks Whites Hispanic Arab Asian...

    So there are three races: Mongoloid, Caucasoid, Negroid each divided into five races?

    There are 15 races then.
  • Skeratch
    Skeratch Members Posts: 1,395 ✭✭
    edited October 2010
    alright now, ether-i-am, don't start with that juvenile delinquent nonsense...lol...what I asserted here is quite crystal clear;

    there's three groups of Humanoids, that you can divide all Races of People into

    Sorry, I'm just having fun.

    I believe there's only one biological race.
  • princetavern
    princetavern Confirm Email Posts: 492
    edited November 2010
    Skeratch wrote: »
    Then what is race about? How are humans divided into these three groups?

    I believe the division he is referring to is based on bone (specifically skull) structure
  • Skeratch
    Skeratch Members Posts: 1,395 ✭✭
    edited November 2010
    I believe the division he is referring to is based on bone (specifically skull) structure

    Craniofacial measurements inevitably fail to accurately assess "race" because the human population is structured in gradients not clear-cut divisions. Sure, you'll find different measurements in West Africans (the ancestry of most black Americans) and western Europeans (the ancestry of most white Americans), but throw some East Africans into the mix and it fails. Tutsis were classified as Caucasoid because of their 🤬 measurements by the racist Belgians.

    There is more genetic variation among the so-called races than between the so-called races.

    There are no genetic races - I think it is better to classify humans in terms of geographic populations and common ancestry.

    http://www.aaanet.org/stmts/racepp.htm
  • DRO
    DRO Members Posts: 9,943 ✭✭✭
    edited November 2010
    2 races

    whites

    non whites

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