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Friday, July 31, 2015

Races in Colors - Red, White, Black, Brown, Yellow

Race Classifications is something that determines what race of stock you are based on your physical appearance, primarily skin color, hair textures, features including the shape of your skull in some cases.

White, African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Hawaiian, Native American usually is answered in legal documents. This racial biased was first introduced by, Johann Blumenbach.

Born in Gotha, Germany Professor of Medicine & Author of 'On the Natural Varieties of Mankind', Johann Friedrich Blumenbach created the classifications of Race in History. Social ideas, as in superiority & inferiority inequality, has shaped mankind mind into "stereotypes" to discriminate against massive of people who are unlike Caucasians.

The layout of the science behind race categories is justified in 'On the Natural Varieties of Mankind', which describes placing Caucasians at the top of the pyramid of the 5 human types because he [Johaness] believed that the Skull that was found in the Caucasus Mountain was the most beautiful form of skull known to man therefore, others diverged from The Superiority of white. "I have allotted the first place to the Caucasians because this stock displays the most beautiful race of men".

His beliefs and teachings were that other races, other than white, degenerated from environmental factors such as the sun and poor diet. He believed that the degeneration could be reversed in a proper environmental control and that all forms of man could revert to the original Caucasian white race.

He claimed Negro pigmentation arose because of the heat of the sun, this much is true and the one dominating reason really, that contradicts his whole theory.

Activated through the sun heat and instantly tans the skin after exposure to the sun creating melanogenesis without the need of laboratory made sunscreen for long period of times in direct contact with the sun light, is not a degeneration gene. For the inability to withstand natural sunlight and decline in health is defective and melanin is the total opposite of something retrogressive.

Races in color according to his work in the early 17th Century:

The white race the Caucasian race
The yellow race the Mongolian race
The brown race the Malayan Southeast Asians
The black or Ethiopian race
The red or American Indian race

Many more like, Georges Cuvier, French Naturalist, shared similar bias: "The white race appears to us the most beautiful of all, superior to others by genius and courage".

Christoph Meiners in, The Outline of History of Mankind, 17th century divides mankind into the "beautiful white race" and the "ugly black, inferior, immoral race".

Lothrop Stoddard and Madison Grant also carried on similar ideology dividing main races to colors such as "white, black, yellow, brown; composing the "colored" and white race in separate categories.

President of the American Association of Physical Anthropologist, Carleton Coon, into the late 1960s, divided homo sapiens into five races:
Caucasoid race
Congoid [Negroid] race
Capoid [sub type of Negroid] race
Mongoloid [East/Central/South Asian or Pacific Islander] race
Australoid [Aboriginal] race

The color of races is embarked by these men egotistical view on their own race. Beauty isn't color divided, beauty is what the body is composed of and to have melanin is to be of every color that melanin has created. Melanin unites not divides.

Where skin color classifications begins.
Written by Alifiku

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