Whitness not a 'social construct'
0 comment Tuesday, July 22, 2014 |
It's a mutation.
In a blog post recently I said that, given the logic of the 'out of Africa' theory, Whites could be considered a 'mutated' form of human. Actually I had never heard a scientist say anything like that before. The only suggestion of such a bizarre idea came from people like Louis Farrakhan and the black 'Muslims' who believe that a mad scientist invented mutant Whites in a laboratory many millennia ago.
Well, now we have the Washington Post quoting 'scientists' as more or less endorsing the Farrakhan theory of races.
''Scientists said yesterday that they have discovered a tiny genetic mutation that largely explains the first appearance of white skin in humans tens of thousands of years ago, a finding that helps solve one of biology's most enduring mysteries and illuminates one of humanity's greatest sources of strife.
The work suggests that the skin-whitening mutation occurred by chance in a single individual after the first human exodus from Africa, when all people were brown-skinned. That person's offspring apparently thrived as humans moved northward into what is now Europe, helping to give rise to the lightest of the world's races.''
Did you notice the last sentence in the first paragraph above? Race is 'one of humanity's greatest sources of strife.' Just forget all you read in history books about the countless wars fought over various other things (territory, resources, greed, envy, women, religion, etc.) Race is the main culprit.
But lest we start to think race is anything more than a 'social construct', the next paragraph cautions us:
''Leaders of the study, at Penn State University, warned against interpreting the finding as a discovery of "the race gene." Race is a vaguely defined biological, social and political concept, they noted, and skin color is only part of what race is -- and is not.
In fact, several scientists said, the new work shows just how small a biological difference is reflected by skin color. The newly found mutation involves a change of just one letter of DNA code out of the 3.1 billion letters in the human genome -- the complete instructions for making a human being. ''
Keep on repeating it often enough, and maybe that will make it true.
Read the rest at the link, if you have a high tolerance for leftist pseudo-science. Maybe 'pseudo-science' is a harsh term for what we see here, but these people, whether they can admit it or not, are allowing their own backgrounds and prejudices as well as the societal straitjacket called 'political correctness' to color their interpretations of data. Scientists, as we know, are not immune from bias and from peer pressure. Look at the 'global warming' canard, and how strong a hold it has on many ostensibly objective people.
If they really believe that race is a 'social construct' then they should have the courage of their convictions and eliminate the concept of a form of thought-crime called 'racism', and they should oppose affirmative action and every other race-related policy which the Politically Correct faithful defend ferociously.
It rather worries me that this Ms Wang of the National Human Genome Research Institute clearly subscribes to the PC belief system.
If you can make sense of the quote from her at the end, you are cleverer than I am. She seems to be contradicting herself. But she is right about one thing: the 'race is a social construct' crowd do ''sound crazy.'' And for good reason.
Leftist 'scientists' have long railed at people who differentiate in any way between the various races and ethnic groups. The accusation is that such people are practicing 'social Darwinism' or 'racial Darwinism', misapplying Darwin's theory to create a hierarchy of races. Is this idea of Whites as a 'mutation', which in common parlance is a 'freak' or an aberration, not an example of such thinking? As usual, the left contradict themselves, quite brazenly.

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