Wednesday, December 22, 2004

There is but one race humanity.

There is but one race humanity and a man is its prophet. But is it so true? At first sight the answer seems to be «no». If we follow the definition given for the word «race», we will read that: Race is the large group of people of common ancestry with distinct physical features, such as skin colour( white, black, yellow), shape of head and eyes. But possessing equal ability towards cultural development the level of which is determined by the level of the given society. According to the scientific data there are 3 races existing: europeoid, mongoloid, negroid.
Let me take a look at the first component of the definition- «common ancestry»: those of us who are religious, or consider themselves to be, remember the story of Adam and Eve and the fact or creation. And if we really go into the matter there seems to emerge a positive answer to our first question- «Yes, it is». For we are not talking about the race of dogs or birds. And there in the Garden God didnt say: And we shall create a number of races according to our image.

Turn to the second part of our definition- «possessing the same ability towards cultural development the level of which is determined by the level of the given society». Here we are coming to the question of equality. Yes, we all are different. Many of us have different shape of eyes, bodies and the much spoken of skin colour. But we also possess different character, temperament, genes and set of chromosomes. Each of us. And each of us has its own individual finger prints.

So, it seems to show us or at least it shows me that the human race is the only one worth talking about. And we, humans, should live together and support each other. And the sad thing is that we so often forget about it. We are too busy deciding who is better and brighter and more intelligent.


Rinata St.

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