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  •  no...not race but ethnic groupings (2+ / 0-)
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    mamamedusa, Kylopod

    "race" doesn't help here because it doesn't exists as a scientific concept.  Ethnic groupings do...and certain ethnic groups share common genetic markers -- as once would expcet.  But this has nothing to do with our common and popular notions of "race."  And the diaryist is using the popular concept of race as his talking point.

    Sorry, race is not a scientific concept.  Biologists and anthropologists have long discredited the idea that race exists...except as a social construct.  

    It may still be a worthy project to examine the ways that various ethnic and religious groups get assigned a racial category...but that is a social project not a scientific one.

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