Race is a social construct

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    A lot of this is just personal observations, but it appears that race is becoming more and more of a social construct. Rachel Dolezal is just one obvious example of somebody choosing what race they belong to, and I have no problem with her identifying as non white, and in fact prefer she continues to do so.  It seems though that people are identifying as white when they feel they are intelligent. Be around a group of black adolescents much and you will see them rag their smart friend with being white, because he like to stay on top of his school work. Eventually this kid starts adhering to white culture. At first it may just start with him eating mayonnaise, but then he starts watching comic book movies or playing Pokemon card games, maybe he marries a white woman, goes to a white church and eventually obtains a good credit score.

    On the other hand, if you are around enough white youth, you will see people like Rachel Dolezal are pretty common. A white young man may start to wear his pants in a way that exposes his rear end. Perhaps he will listen to rap, and involve his self in hoodlum behavior. He will consider himself black. He may grow up to marry a black woman, have black kids and engage in other activities his shallow view of blackness decides is appropriate such as playing dice games or whatever black persons do. 

    As this self selecting continues, with the dumb whites identifying as black and the smart black continuing to identify as white, the differences between the races will grow. It's not just smart blacks identifying as whites. A lot of Asians are doing it as well. Many hispanics who view themselves as too smart for their race identify as white now, such as Ted Cruz. Anyone who is following smart Jewish people on Twitter, like I am will see many of them start to claim to be white because they are ashamed of their race. (true some of them claim to be white as an excuse to bash white people while having a white pass, but it is not universally true).

    This is obviously good for the white race. The white race is made stronger through poaching the best of every other race. It prevents a problem though. How does the world respond to the fact that after this divide is so big enough it will be undeniable that the white race is superior to all other races. (superior in terms of adaptation to "the machine of industrial society" not actual superiority).

    How should the world respond to a race living side by side to other races clearly inferior, and no longer close enough to even be deniable?
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    Interesting how you perceive race as a Black and White issue....Why is this?
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    Interesting how you perceive race as a Black and White issue....Why is this?
    I don't. Nor have I indicated I do anywhere. If black and white is a referance to skin tone, I also brought up instances of non blacks and non whites who engage in the same behavior. If by black and white you mean no grey areas, you are incorrect as well, because the entire premise of the article is that race is becoming more and more of a grey zone.
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    Fair enough.

    I would suggest though,  that what you initially refer to, is trend, relative to social pressures, inspired by global integration.

    Your latter white supremacist  remarks are probably more indicative of yourself rather than of the global reality.... Industrially and technologically , power is shifting more to the East, where in fact, I think it's fair to say, it all started in the first place.

    It's a big world for sure but rapidly becoming tighter knit and slowly becoming more racially integrated....I'm only guessing that you are of the U.S.A, which ironically is one of the youngest and consequently  one of the  most diverse nations in terms of "race" ….Nonetheless it is still true that certain groups strive for insularity, which in a large Country such as the U.S can easily be achieved. Here in the U.K where we've been forced to homogenize for centuries you will find that the racial bigots are now a tiny and inconsequential majority and "racial" integration and equality is the generally accepted norm. 

    And most of how we live our lives today is based upon "construct", that's the human condition.... Though ironically once again, race is in fact a perceivable difference both physiologically and geographically, though that's not to say that we do not also construct differences...The good thing is, differences can also be deconstructed and this is undoubtedly happening, albeit more slowly in certain regions.

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    "Race" is a biological construct. If your skin color is white, then you're white, no matter how smart/stupid you are. If your skin color is Black, then no matter how clever/dumb you are, you are still black. However, it is not the race causing the problems, it is the stereotypes. If all black Americans are categorized as stupid and primitive(Which I accept exists but that still doesn't make it true), then does this mean that no matter how black your skin is, as long you have an IQ of 160, you are not black? no. Race is judged by skin color and DNA, and it is not an adequate form of social categorization. 
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    A lot of this is just personal observations, but it appears that race is becoming more and more of a social construct. Rachel Dolezal is just one obvious example of somebody choosing what race they belong to, and I have no problem with her identifying as non white, and in fact prefer she continues to do so.  It seems though that people are identifying as white when they feel they are intelligent. Be around a group of black adolescents much and you will see them rag their smart friend with being white, because he like to stay on top of his school work. Eventually this kid starts adhering to white culture. At first it may just start with him eating mayonnaise, but then he starts watching comic book movies or playing Pokemon card games, maybe he marries a white woman, goes to a white church and eventually obtains a good credit score.

    On the other hand, if you are around enough white youth, you will see people like Rachel Dolezal are pretty common. A white young man may start to wear his pants in a way that exposes his rear end. Perhaps he will listen to rap, and involve his self in hoodlum behavior. He will consider himself black. He may grow up to marry a black woman, have black kids and engage in other activities his shallow view of blackness decides is appropriate such as playing dice games or whatever black persons do. 

    As this self selecting continues, with the dumb whites identifying as black and the smart black continuing to identify as white, the differences between the races will grow. It's not just smart blacks identifying as whites. A lot of Asians are doing it as well. Many hispanics who view themselves as too smart for their race identify as white now, such as Ted Cruz. Anyone who is following smart Jewish people on Twitter, like I am will see many of them start to claim to be white because they are ashamed of their race. (true some of them claim to be white as an excuse to bash white people while having a white pass, but it is not universally true).

    This is obviously good for the white race. The white race is made stronger through poaching the best of every other race. It prevents a problem though. How does the world respond to the fact that after this divide is so big enough it will be undeniable that the white race is superior to all other races. (superior in terms of adaptation to "the machine of industrial society" not actual superiority).

    How should the world respond to a race living side by side to other races clearly inferior, and no longer close enough to even be deniable?
    "Black" and "White" are not races. They're corporate designations. Race is your patrilineal association.

    As for your comment, you're not speaking of "race"; you're speaking of custom. The same argument can be made for sex, especially considering the feminization of boys (psychologically and chemically.) The designation of sex will however always remain a distinction in the roles of reproduction.
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    There is a huge difference between the title claim, "Race is a social construct" and your first sentence, "race is becoming more and more of a social construct."
    The first implies that race is completely made up, similarly to other social constructs like awkwardness, while the second implies that it used to be, and still somewhat is, something else entirely.
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    At first it may just start with him eating mayonnaise, but then he starts watching comic book movies or playing Pokemon card games, maybe he marries a white woman, goes to a white church and eventually obtains a good credit score.
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