Written Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Race is a product of the Human affinity to categorize everything. It defines a group of people with similar physical characteristics. Now, some would argue that race is non-existent. That it was created purely by socio-political means. They are partially right. The socio-political definition of race means that if you are remotely any sort of race other than Caucasian that is what you are (at least in the United States). That is not or should not be what race is. Race is common physical characteristics of a group of people. Please note that characteristics is plural. That means that arguing we should describe by 'hair color' to define race is not going against what I am saying.