Dear White Supremacists
Dear White Supremacists,
Science is not on your side. The social construct we all know as “race” means nothing genetically. Zilch, nada, null. Here for example, two scientists of European ancestry were compared to that of a Korean scientist and they found that one of the European scientist had more genetic sequences in common with the Korean scientist than he did with the European scientist. In fact, geneticists through the years have shown that there is no genetic universal that corresponds with a people group. There are similarities among people from geographical locations, but that isn’t exclusive. Populations of racially similar people have 80 to 90 percent of genetic variation. Not to mention the fact that we all came from a common ancestor whose origins were most likely in Africa, who then migrated throughout the world.
But barring all of that, let’s talk about the purity of a race, the homogeneity you desire. While you may think that keeping a race free from outsiders is a good thing, science is once again not on your side. Genetic researchers looked at the health of 350,000 people across four continents and found that children with more genetically diverse parents had greater lung capacity, greater general cognitive ability, and higher educational attainment. But this is not news. In 1868, Darwin, a firm abolitionist, stated that breeding with more closely related parents makes children that are not evolutionarily fit.
These ideas aren’t out of a Kumbaya spirit, it’s the hard facts of science. Down to our DNA, there is no superiority of race, there’s just people. Smart people, stupid people, healthy people, sick people, strong people, weak people. We all are made up of the same recycled carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, calcium, and phosphorus that have been on this planet for millennia. While science has found that race is nothing more than a social construct, racism is something that is alive and real. But even with your strongest efforts, unless you can rid the world of airplanes, cars, trains, boats, etc., humans will continue to travel the world, making that small genetic distinction between continental ancestors even smaller. Consequently, the US will continue to move forward, becoming even more of a melting pot, and there is nothing you can do to stop it. It’s science.