NXSchell's 'The Reality of Human Races' Transcript
The Reality of Human Races
(Cover of Scientific American's 'Does Race Exist?')
Well, does race exist? Isn't race just a social construct with no biological basis?
Biological evidence shows that race is not a social construct. Coroners in crime labs can identify race from a skeleton or even just the skull. Race can be identified from blood, hair, or semen.
But doesn't genetics prove that there is no gene for race?
Right. There is no GENE for race. There are GENES for race. Race is defined by the correlation structure of a cluster of genes (alleles)
But do genes influencing skin color have anything to do with genes influencing hair form, or eye shape?
That would be trivializing race, reducing it to skin color. Race is more than "skin-deep", it is a unique, strongly correlated combination of genetic traits.
But aren't we more alike than different? Don't we all belong to ONE race, the Human Race?
The human genetic variation that is possessed in common by all human races comes from millions of years of common evolution. The human genetic variation that is unique to the different races is the newer part that has developed since humans began their genetic division along different lines of evolution. We are not part of the same Human RACE. We are different races that belong to the same Human SPECIES. Different species cannot intermix under natural conditions. Races can.
Still, aren't there more differences WITHIN races than BETWEEN races? Have we grown apart long enough for racial differences to be significant?
There are still specific traits shared by individuals within a given race, due to the races' own evolution paths in totally diverse environments. Why? Because Africa, Europe, and Asia had very different climates and geographies that called for different skills, resource usage, and lifestyles. Modern humans evolved in Africa about 200,000 years ago. Africans and non-Africans then split about 100,000 years ago. Orientals and Whites split about 40,000 years ago.
For the people who went "Out of Africa", it was harder to get food, gain shelter, make clothes, and raise children. So these groups needed larger brains and more family planning. But building a bigger brain takes time and energy during a person's development. So, these changes were balanced by slower rates of growth and lower levels of sex hormones.
Blacks have up to 19% more of the sex hormone testosterone than Whites or East Asians. Black babies are born a week earlier than White babies, yet they are more mature as measured by bone development. Orientals have lower level of hormones and bigger brain size. They give birth to larger brained babies. Their dental and bone development during infancy is slower than Blacks. Because they have evolved in similar environments, Whites are more similar to Orientals than Blacks. They fall between the two other races as hormone level and bone development.
(A picture displaying 'RACE - The Power of an Illusion')
Pretending that Race Denial will end Racism is the Illusion. Race is not just stereotypes and individual prejudice.
But why insist on the reality of racial differences? Doesn't that encourage racism? Why am I doing this?
There is no point in denying the facts for ideology. Racial differences are facts, Race Denialism is an ideology, as Racism itself is. Humans should respect their differences, not deny that those exist. The superficial morality of color-blindness & race denial is no solution against racism, which runs much deeper than just skin color and includes differences in history, culture, and religion.
The different biological divisions of humanity may not have been called "races" until about 500 years ago, but they had already existed for tens of thousands of years. They were created by divergent biological evolution.
Now, back to the original cover of Scientific American...
(Aforementioned magazine cover)
Of all the six faces in that cover, five of them are computer-generated. Only one is authentic. Guess which one?
(Identifies authentic human face)
The other faces were made from the caucasian one, to make them look more alike. That's where science ends, and ideology starts.
Race denial software...
Anyway, here's a more honest cover, more to the point...
(Shows aforementioned cover, with title edited to say 'Ideology American')
Or even better, just tell people the truth...
(Same cover, edited to say 'Race Exists'. Faces replaced with 3D models of African-American, Asian, and Caucasian women.)
Why all this denial of the existence of races, despite all the scientific evidence to the contrary? What's the real purpose of Race Denial? Is it just a "noble" attempt to end racial oppression? Or is it an attempt to prevent racial preservation? After all, why try to preserve something that "does not exist"?
Think about it. The existence that it denies is precisely the one that it wants to destroy.
Race is more than just skin color. Science & Human evolution vs the Egalitarian ideology.
Supporting video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JOkCTQf7EY
Race is biologically real. Dr Neil Risch, Stanford University study, published in The American Journal of Human Genetics, 2004: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1196372
The article is rather technical. A couple of easier reads:
New findings undermine basis of race isnt real theory: http://www.world-science.net/exclusives/exclusives-nfrm/040908_race.htm
Race Is Seen as Real Guide To Track Roots of Disease: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C01E0DC1038F933A05754C0A9649C8B63
Race determination from DNA in forensics: DNAPrint® 's DNAWitness™: http://www.dnaprint.com/welcome/productsandservices/forensics/
Entine, J. (2000). Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We Are Afraid to Talk About It.
J. Philippe Rushton (2000) : Race, Evolution, and Behavior: A Life History Perspective .
Rushton, J. P. (1997). Cranial size and IQ in Asian Americans from birth to age seven.
Ellis, L., & Nyborg, H. (1992). Racial/ethnic variations in male testosterone levels: A probable contributor to group differences in health.
Rushton, J. P. & Ankney, C. D. (1996). Brain size and cognitive ability: Correlations with age, sex, social class, and race.
Weinberg, R. A., Scarr, S., & Waldman, I. D. (1992). The Minnesota Transracial Adoption Study: A follow-up of IQ test performance at adolescence.
Cavalli-Sforza, L. L., Menozzi, P., & Piazza, A. (1994). The History and Geography of Human Genes.
Edwards, A.W.F. (2003). Human genetic diversity: Lewontins fallacy.
Filled with conspiratorial thinking, odd emphasis on worlds (Race Denial). Oddly enough, he had plenty of references, but only one of them he cited in the video.