In our lectures this week, there is substantial evidence that there is one single human race. First, we look at the overall definition of race. Within the definition of race, it is explained that this is the process of assigning individuals to groups, associating those groups to bodies, biology, or nature.
Within our definition of race there is one very prominent argument as to why there is one single human race. We look at race through a biological standpoint. When you look at it through this point of view, as was mentioned in the lecture, we analyze groups by “most human, less human, and not human”. No human being would be classified in the same group as an animal. When we look at every human being in this category, color of skin, ethnicity, race, and background doesn’t matter. We also talked about comparing humans to apes. When we see a statue of a human being, it looks like any human being. We could also look into the biological components of every individual. Human beings are all made the same. When you look into things like skulls and bones, we are all “one race”.
There is a similar argument to looking at humans within nature. We can make classifications based on human being, animal, insect, and even natural things in the environment around us. In this case, we would also be classified as one whole human race.
In our lecture, we looked into classifying individuals by race based on religion or cultural background. With both of these topics, we can find another underlying race. We can classify all human beings separately with their individual religions, or we can classify them as all human beings have some opinion on religion. Also, all human beings can be linked to a cultural or ethnic background.
Whenever you look into race, there is always a way to revert it back to all humans being a single “human race”.