Archive for July 22nd, 2015

The thing about race is that, scientifically, there is no such thing.  As far back as 1950, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released the conclusions of an international group of anthropologists, geneticists, sociologists, and psychologists that stated that the concept of race was not a scientific entity but a myth.  Since then, one scientific group after another has issued similar conclusions.  What we use to determine race is really nothing more than some haphazard physical characteristics, cultural histories, and social conventions that distinguish one group from another.  But, for the sake of communication, we will continue to misuse the word, myself included, in order to discuss our social issues so everyone understands them.
     —    Kareem Abdul Jabbar
Quoted from his editorial:  “Let Rachel Dolezal be as black as she wants to be
Appearing in:  “The View” section of:  “Time Magazine“;  dtd:  June 29, 2015
[We all are the human race (species).  And, at least until another advanced species is discovered somewhere in the vast reaches of space, we are it…   Equal == Equal.    —    kmab]
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2013 Dangerous Systems
2012 Useful Science
2011 Say It, But Please Don’t Make Me Listen

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