I Am Bored

Loads of viral videos, games, memes, lists and social networking for when you're bored. Updated every day, so visit often.
Latest Popular Most Bookmarked Most Emailed Top Rated My Favorites Random Chat
All Games Funny Entertainment Quizzes Weird Tech Lifestyle, Arts & Lit. News & Politics Science Sports Misc
T-Shirts   Submit Content  

We`ll Soon Get Past The Trayvon Martin Case [Pic]

submitted by: eugenius
< Back Next >
We`ll Soon Get Past The Trayvon Martin Case [Pic]. Until that day, there`s going to be a lot of interracial hostility.
+ Add to Favs
View/Add
Hits: 14763 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 1.9 | Category: Funny | Date: 04/06/2012
 
 popular today
It Was Bound To Happen [Pic] Should`ve seen it coming.
I Could Win This Race [Gif] Should have had a cigarette at the finish line.
Gotta Get The Girls Situated [Gif] I could watch this all day.
18 Hipsters That Take It Way Too Far [Pix] Some of these guys might need an intervention.
This Costume Makes Me Dizzy [Pic] This hurts my eyes. I mean I literally can`t look at this without physical discomfort.
More Comments >

Bountykat
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 399 Posts
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 7:41:34 PM
Bahahahaha, hilarious.

aroc91
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 175 Posts
Saturday, April 7, 2012 9:57:29 AM
"And the distinctions between individuals within "races" are greater than those between "races". So why do you consider the latter cause for classification and not the former? Because you've been taught to. It`s normal."

Look up Lewontin`s fallacy and Edwards` critique of it. General homogeneity does not preclude the existence of group-specific gene combinations.

Regarding CCR5- No one group has interbred enough to make this mutation significant enough that you can identify somebody`s heritage with it, unlike Ashkenazi Jews and their susceptibility to Tay-Sachs. If you took a couple hundred people with a high prevalence of CCR5 mutation and put them on an island for 2000 years, it would be a different story.

Also, your suntan line is flawed, as skin tone is determined genetically and research has been done to discover the prevalence of certain alleles in certain populations.

http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Human_skin_color

alpensepp
Male, 70 & Over, Europe
 1372 Posts
Saturday, April 7, 2012 7:26:22 AM
stop being such a cultural marxist angilion. the muslims will come and get you.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11547 Posts
Saturday, April 7, 2012 6:44:18 AM
On top of that, in practice "race" is defined by wildly inaccurate descriptions of how much suntan people have or by whatever criteria any given speaker wants to use (e.g. nationality). It's not defined by the relative prevalence of a few diseases or a small variation in a few genes.

Here`s an example and a question:

The delta 32 mutation of the CCR5 gene has a significant effect on susceptibility to some diseases, as I`m sure you know.

So, if you`re telling the truth about how you define race (at least partly) in terms of susceptibility to disease, you should classify people with the CCR5 delta 32 variant as being a seperate race to people without it. Do you? Does anyone?

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11547 Posts
Saturday, April 7, 2012 6:22:35 AM
Just because a distinction can be made doesn't mean it`s a reason to pass judgement.


And the distinctions between individuals within "races" are greater than those between "races". So why do you consider the latter cause for classification and not the former? Because you`ve been taught to. It`s normal.

You`ve argued that the existence of breeds of dogs proves the validity of classifying humans by "race" and your initial argument was merely silly name-calling. You`re in no position to be claiming the intellectual high ground here.

More Comments >
 


Bored | Suggest a Link | Contact I Am Bored | About I Am Bored | Link to I Am Bored | Live Submission | Privacy | TOS | Ad Choices | Copyright Policy |
© 2014 Demand Media, Inc. All rights reserved.