Race may be just like the elusive mirage that seems so real in the distance but when you get close it disappears. Since the human genome has been mapped, it turns out that there are no lines that separate race. We share 99.9% of our DNA, only 0.1% is variable. One of those characteristics is skin color. When some of us migrated north, we needed more UV rays to allow more calciferol to be turned into calcitriol (Vitamin D) and thus lost our pigment. There are other differences as well. Some of us have muscles that can move our ears, and others have lost muscles in the forearm that help with grasping. Some of us are not able to drink cow’s milk, and are resistant to diseases that others are not. None of these variances make much difference as to who we are, what we are capable of, or how smart we are. Racial differences are based more on our social background than on biology. It is high time that we realize that our differences cannot let us be divided by the Aryan nation, the Nation of Islam, the proponents of Critical Race Theory, or the Nazi ideology of Friedrich Nietzsche. We need to start trusting the name given to us by Carl Linnaeus – Homo sapiens – wise human, and act accordingly!
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