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Sunday, 6 October 2013

The EAU View of Race

The subject of race, at its most basic level, shouldn't even be controversial, because it is a simple fact of reality. Race exists, and is far more than a social construct, and it furthermore goes far deeper than superficial differences in skin color. In fact, skin color is the least (and among the least important differences) between races.

by Board of Directors, European Americans United

The reality of race is attested to at the most basic levels by forensic anthropology. Dr. George Gill is Professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado, and an expert in forensic anthropology. That is, he is able to distinguish the race of an individual by looking at that person's bones alone. Dr. Gill states the matter plainly:
"The "reality of race" therefore depends more on the definition of reality than on the definition of race. If we choose to accept the system of racial taxonomy that physical anthropologists have traditionally established—major races: black, white, etc.—then one can classify human skeletons within it just as well as one can living humans. The bony traits of the nose, mouth, femur, and cranium are just as revealing to a good osteologist as skin color, hair form, nose form, and lips to the perceptive observer of living humanity. I have been able to prove to myself over the years, in actual legal cases, that I am more accurate at assessing race from skeletal remains than from looking at living people standing before me. So those of us in forensic anthropology know that the skeleton reflects race, whether "real" or not, just as well if not better than superficial soft tissue does. The idea that race is "only skin deep" is simply not true, as any experienced forensic anthropologist will affirm." 1)
The professor goes on to note:
"For the time being at least, the people in "race denial" are in "reality denial" as well. ... Therefore, they have pushed the politically correct agenda that human races are not biologically real, no matter what the evidence. Consequently, at the beginning of the 21st century, even as a majority of biological anthropologists favor the reality of the race perspective, not one introductory textbook of physical anthropology even presents that perspective as a possibility. In a case as flagrant as this, we are not dealing with science but rather with blatant, politically motivated censorship." 1)
It just so happens that there are a huge number of credible sources that I could cite on this topic that demonstrate the reality of race and racial differences beyond any reasonable doubt. There are unfortunately people who, for reasons of philosophy, religion or politics, have a vested interest in deluding themselves into believing that race isn't real. And I'll never convince such folks anyway. But for those of you listening who have an open mind, and I suspect that is most of you, listen on!

The fact that a large number of traits are different between the various races is clearly demonstrated by the Ancestry By DNA test available from DNA Print Genomics. This test will tell you, plus or minus three percent by analyzing just 175 genetic markers, the percentage of your ancestry that is Caucasian, African, Asian or Native American - the classic races of physical anthropology.(2)

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