Although many people, particularly the white-news media, act as though they are unaware of it, the Human Genome Project has proved that "race" is a fallacy with no basis in science.
DNA studies do not indicate that separate classifiable subspecies (races) exist within modern humans. While different genes for physical traits such as skin and hair color can be identified between individuals, no consistent patterns of genes across the human genome exist to distinguish one race from another. There also is no genetic basis for divisions of human ethnicity. People who have lived in the same geographic region for many generations may have some alleles in common, but no allele will be found in all members of one population and in no members of any other.
In other words, while the concept of separate human sub-species called "races" was developed four hundred years ago, during a time when white supremacists and the slave trade were seeking to justify the enslavement of Blacks, as well as the social, economic and political exaltation of whites, however, the most recent in-depth study of human DNA ever completed has shown that "race" does not exist.
This certainly ought to be news, particularly in light of how often the word "race"continues to be used by the white-news media.
For example, in a Washington Post article entitled, "Race a Dominant Theme at Summit: Subject Seen as Drawing Leaders Closer", I saw and counted the word "race" used nine times, discussing the importance of "race" for President Barack Obama's trip to the Latin American summit.
Considering that "race" has been proved not to exist as a matter of scientific Government-approved fact, one would expect that the news media would begin using alternate words to refer to factors that DO exist, like skin color. But, the news media still stubbornly insist that "race" exists after the theory of its existence has been utterly disproven.
The insistence that "race" exists in the face of conclusive evidence that it does not is an example of color-aroused ideation and behavior. Obviously, the media's belief that certain people are members of the "black race" is aroused by and based upon the media's perception of the skin color of those people. And yet scientific evidence has proven that there is no link between skin color and race, and that moreover race does not exist at all.
So, why does the media continue using the word "race" so frequently? Are they perhaps trying to help Blacks to maintain a sense of "racial" identity in a rapidly changing world.
It seems far more likely that the news media is trying to help WHITES maintain their sense of superior identity in a rapidly changing world -- a world in which science is utterly disproving the fundamental theories of biology upon which white supremacy has been based.
When people say, "my race", they might as well be saying "my fairy wings" as far as science is concerned. For example,
"I am black, and what affects my race affects me," says Bennett, who also works part-time in criminal defense. "I feel that I am exposing things that people, black and white, try to hide. In my own way I am trying to force an honest debate and open dialogue." LATimes
Of course, if you remove the phrase "my race" and insert the phrase "my skin color group", then the laudable statement of solidarity makes perfect political sense. It also makes biological sense, because "skin color" is something that actually exists.
In light of the findings of the Human Genome Project, the American Journal of Color Arousal still uses the term "racist" but redefines it:
A "racist" is "a person, organization or institution continuing to believe in, advocate, perpetuate or passively accept the proposition that there are separate 'races' among the human species, in spite of all of the well-known Human Genome Project evidence that separate human "races" do not exist.