Scientists say there is no way to look at someone’s genes and determine his or her race. Read the story on CNN.com.
There is wide agreement among anthropologists and human geneticists that, from a biological standpoint, human races do not exist. Yet races do exist as social constructs.
What does this mean? In short, the artificial social structure we’ve imposed on ourselves is the only point of division between so-called human races.
That’s terrific news! Now we can all stop bickering about meaningless, superficial differences in skin color. Well, perhaps not. We’re not a very bright species, apparently, and one suspects this scientific data will not get as much air time as either the Democrat’s excoriation of Trent Lott’s gaffe or the reruns of last decade’s Seinfeld episodes.