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Thrust of argument: 'Western' 'whiteness' is a recent (about 5000 years old) and arbitrary mutation in humans: 'white' skin has only been on 'European' bodies for a few thousand years, before which they were the same as many people they call 'black', eg 'Hispanic', 'Asian', 'African' etc.

The mutation which led to whiter skin survived in cultures where agricultural practises lowered vitamin D intake and white skin absorbed vitamin D from the sun much faster. Due to the switch from hunter gatherer to farmer, humanity's diet made it harder to survive cold European weather with previously normal human skin, only with the white mutation did you have a chance of producing enough vitamin D - the vitamin had previously come to us via our diets, whereas once the diets changed (to the precursor of today's western processed-food diet) the only source of vitamin D would be the sun, meaning that if you had dark skin and were in 'Europe' you would often have a serious vitamin D shortage - causing people to die or migrate to more suitable conditions.
Direction of resistance / implied resistance: Chomsky has pointed out (read the long Numberwang related doc in the links below) that thought, as a capacity, evolved hundreds of thousands of years ago, whereas we know that 'white skin' on 'Europeans' is a mere 5,000 years old.

 

 

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Removal of resistance: If you need someone to spell out for you what that means, I recommend spending a few years in basic education, because it means you're not so bright. Unification: Anyway, the rest can see - there is 'no such thing as race', basically. The pretence that 'whiteness' is a 'cultural characteristic' is already disproved. How long before society catches up? If only, readers, you were all just a tad more scientific, eh?
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http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/02/07/where-did-white-people-come-from/
http://www.ruthlesscriticism.com/where_does_racism_come_from.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caepDj0udmo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q71DWYJD-dI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gq77rOuZck
http://opinion.tvhobo.com/owenjones_israel_numberwang.html

 

 

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Science has demonstrated that your 'skin colour' or 'race' has zero link to your mind, your intelligence, etc.

'Western' 'whiteness' is a recent (about 5000 years old) and arbitrary mutation in humans: 'white' skin has only been on 'European' bodies for a few thousand years, before which they were the same as many people they call 'black', eg 'Hispanic', 'Asian', 'African' etc.

The mutation which led to whiter skin survived in cultures where agricultural practises lowered vitamin D intake and white skin absorbed vitamin D from the sun much faster. Due to the switch from hunter gatherer to farmer, humanity's diet made it harder to survive cold European weather with previously normal human skin, only with the white mutation did you have a chance of producing enough vitamin D - the vitamin had previously come to us via our diets, whereas once the diets changed (to the precursor of today's western processed-food diet) the only source of vitamin D would be the sun, meaning that if you had dark skin and were in 'Europe' you would often have a serious vitamin D shortage - causing people to die or migrate to more suitable conditions.

Chomsky has pointed out (read the long Numberwang related doc in the links below) that thought, as a capacity, evolved hundreds of thousands of years ago, whereas we know that 'white skin' on 'Europeans' is a mere 5,000 years old.

If you need someone to spell out for you what that means, I recommend spending a few years in basic education, because it means you're not so bright.

Anyway, the rest can see - there is 'no such thing as race', basically. The pretence that 'whiteness' is a 'cultural characteristic' is already disproved. How long before society catches up? If only, readers, you were all just a tad more scientific, eh?



http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/02/07/where-did-white-people-come-from/
http://www.ruthlesscriticism.com/where_does_racism_come_from.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caepDj0udmo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q71DWYJD-dI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gq77rOuZck
http://opinion.tvhobo.com/owenjones_israel_numberwang.html