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  •  The sociologists (1+ / 0-)
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    don't have to catch up.  The sociologists are describing social phenomena.  People aren't geneticists.  We don't see a person's genetics, only their outward appearance.  People relate to each other based on these codes.  It's wrong, but it's also an absolutely real phenomena.  The person interviewing Obama for a job doesn't have a genetic printout when making their hiring decisions.

    •  Who is darker? (0+ / 0-)

      An (east) Indian? or an Arab? The first is "Aryan," the second "African." What we see has nothing to do with race.

      There's a great photo in Richard Dawkins' Ancestors' Tale of Powell, Rice, and others asking "who's darker?"

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