Race [was: political correctn]

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jan 22 00:45:56 UTC 2010

I was about to say the same.  I remember not too many years ago a TV
program where the genomes of a number of "racially" diverse young
people were analyzed.  Many were found not to correlate most closely
with other persons of their own "race", but with persons of other
"races" -- such as (although I don't remember the specific instances)
a "black" of American ancestry with a Scandinavian.

Another way of putting the situation is that there is more genetic
diversity *within* a single "race" than there is across "races".


At 1/21/2010 07:17 PM, Salikoko S. Mufwene wrote:
>ronbutters at AOL.COM wrote:
>>And for good reason.
>>  Race is determined by genes.
>Biologists would not agree with your statement, because they  have found
>no correlation between the geographical distribution of genetic
>materials and that of races. For them race is a social, not a genetic,
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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