Re. brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

John Knight jwknight at polbox.com
Tue Oct 1 07:54:35 EST 2002




"Dan Holzman" <holzman at panix.com> wrote in message
news:anb2nl$s2g$1 at panix2.panix.com...
> In article <f17m9.5696$Fl4.506637 at news20.bellglobal.com>,
> Parse Tree <parsetree at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >That's false.  Race is entirely biological.  Ethnicity is social, and the
> >meanings of the two have been blurred together due to ignorance.
>
> I would direct your attention to a book entitled _White By Law_, which
> you will find listed at the book retailer's web site of your choice.  It
> tracks the development of race as a legal principle in American law --
> a crucial point because for quite some time only "White" people could
> immigrate.  Particularly amusing was how Syrians went back and forth
> between being non-white and white over the course of 30 years.
>
> Race is not biological, despite all the pseudoscience that has come up
> around it.  It's purely a social and legal definition, which is why
> there exist fair-skinned, blonde-haired, blue-eyed women whose
> passports listed them as "Black" or "Octaroon."


The simple fact that you too think it's odd that "fair-skinned,
blonde-haired, blue-eyed women" would be listed as "'Black' or 'Octaroon'"
is proof enough that you don't believe your own bs.

By DEFINITION, race is also GENETIC!  You cannot excluded genetics just
because there are a few exceptions to the rule.  This would be like saying
"all Americans are on death row" because 3,000 Americans are on death row.
Just because there might be 3,000 blonde bimbos listed as niggers doesn't
eliminate the other 480 million members from the Caucasian Race.

John Knight







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