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From: "Tom Gull" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] OT How many races are there?
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 19:20:13 -0400
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I have no idea what race means to you, that's certainly the case. I'm just
saying I think you missed part of the message of the speech. Race used to
be something applied to individuals based on appearance alone. Now we know
better, and her speech says exactly that. Having her also say that there is
more to be learned doesn't negate the rest of her speech.

From: "Raymond Whritenour" <>
Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2010 7:17 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] OT How many races are there?

> Tom:
> You can't hang on me the 18th, 19th and early 20th-century prejudices
> about race, because I don't hold them. I'm just calling it as I see it.
> Saying that I "see" four or five major races in the world is no more than
> saying I see four or five brothers (sisters, if you like). The brothers
> are not all the same person. They are identifiable and distinguishable as
> individuals.
> Ray Whritenour

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