How many races of people do you think there are?

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  1. Mem

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    I think there are only three. Caucasion, African and Asian. I think everyone else is a combination of either 2 or 3 of these.

    Do you agree or disagree?
     
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    The human race....period.
     
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    I disagree.
     
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    You are quite a Wordsmith.
     
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    there is only one race--the human race.....there are many ethnicities
     
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    Actually you are wrong. Humans are not a race they are a SPECIES. Within this species you find different races of people.
     
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    I did not mean to affend anyone. But I had a conversation about this with an aquaintance and he said there are black, white, yellow and red. He thought that the Native Americans (sometimes called American Indians) were a separate race. But I explained they are of Asian decent and walked to North America via a land bridge between Russia and Alaska. that is why they have straight black hair and somewhat Asian eyes. Of course over the centuries people in isolated groups change.
     
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    haha, OH SHIT! You tricked us all.

    Want a cookie?
     
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    Yes, chocolate chip macadamia please.

    On second thought can I have some of that dick?
     
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    I think that is a really good point. :smile: I do, however, think that there are far more "races" and the possibilites are infinite. I believe that everytime someone procreates with someone else, unless they have descended from a line of purely one race, they are creating someone unique and special.

    In the end we are the same, with unique differences that make us special.
     
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    What she said.
     
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    I think we all originated form one race in Africa, and if we don't kill ouselves we will all be one race in the future.
     
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    Disagree.

    race: Definition and Much More from Answers.com
     
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    Race is a social construct. There are as many as you say there are. Someone saying that there is only one race has just as valid an opinion as someone saying there are three. Actually the person saying there is one would have an easier time backing up their position.
     
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    the wiki article is better. it at least attempts to explain the scientific, cultural, and social aspects of the perception of race in humans. there's a lot of controversy about this topic, and anyone that is truly interested in it would benefit from at least reading the wiki article so they could have a general idea of the thought processes surrounding the term by people who study the notion of race in various fields.

    we can all have an opinion, but educated ones are far more interesting to debate about.
     
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    just the perfect thinking animals..
     
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    The word race has been discredited by almost all sociologists. There's simply no such thing.

    What there are are innumerable ethnic and cultural divisions. Some of the blackest people I've known come from India. According to you, that means they're from the black race.

    Using color to segregate people is totally useless and has no place in modern sociology.
     
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    What would that one race be? Human is not a race it is a species. If there are more that 3 name them.
     
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    No, but it proves my point that they are part black, part white and part Asian.
     
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