Sunday, September 05, 2004

"What may surprise the reader most of all is that, for all its social historical significance, race can no longer be considered a valid scientific concept. In the terms of human genetic science, there is no such thing as race...there are no hard and fast racial boundaries, and few significant differences other than the mostly superficial elements of outward physical appearance, exist among the numerous human populations around the world"-The Civilizations of Africa- A History to 1800 p. 9

This is an important concept. I urge anyone reading this to meditate on it, and not in a self serving kind of way- if you are making excuses for a lack of justice, then race is still salient to you.

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