As summarized by A.R. Templeton, who is among the world’s most recognized and respected geneticists summarized his thoughts: “Because of the extensive evidence for genetic interchange through population movements and recurrent gene flow going back at least hundreds of thousands of years ago, there is only one evolutionary lineage of humanity and there are no subspecies or races. . . . Human evolution and population structure has been and is characterized by many locally differentiated populations coexisting at any given time, but with sufficient contact to make all of humanity a single lineage sharing a common, long-term evolutionary fate”.
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1950 issued a statement that categorically asserted that all humans belong to the same species. There are several anthropologists, geneticists, sociologists, and psychologists that endorsed this idea and remained convinced that race is not a biological reality, but a myth.
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It is not known how many people around the world are aware of this! Probably even the most neutral person on earth who has not come across such discovery would admit, at least to himself, that racial difference exists in terms of intelligence, sexual behavior, birth rates, infant care, work ethics and abilities, personal restraint, lifespan, law-abidingness, aggression, altruism, economic and business practices, family cohesion, and even brain size.
Such has been the propaganda, initially outwardly and blatantly and later on in the second half of the 20th century inwardly and subtly, that racial difference exists and that certain races are better than the others.
As you and I are surprised of the fact that racism does not exist, so was the highly acclaimed journalist Guy Harrison, who wrote in 2010: “One day in the 1980s, I sat in the front row in my first undergraduate anthropology class, eager to learn more about this bizarre and fascinating species I was born into. But I got more than I expected that day as I heard for the first time that biological races are not real. After hearing several perfectly sensible reasons why vast biological categories don’t work very well, I started to feel betrayed by my society. “Why am I just hearing this now?. . Why didn’t somebody tell me this in elementary school?” . . . I never should have made it through twelve years of schooling before entering a university, without ever hearing the important news that most anthropologists reject the concept of biological races”.
Racism has become a part of life and a part of the human lifestyle. And so much that people have suffered over the century only on the basis of racism and now to find out that it does not exist speaks itself about the transient nature of human beliefs. It’s only in the looks that racial difference exists and the rest are all myths.
One would wonder if Mr. Donald Trump knows this! If he knows, there is a good reason that curbs will be applied to his racial slurs and hatred. This fact and reality should be part of the school curriculum in every school around the world so that differences and discrimination created on the basis of races can be restrained. That’s race for you! But, this won’t happen and schools will not teach this to the pupils of tender age – that’s racism! This won’t go away so easily.