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Race as a construct that really originated in the 17th and 18th centuries when scientists wanted to categorise everything. Carl von Linné was a Swedish botanist, zoologist, taxonomist, and physician who formalised binomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms. He is known as the “father of modern taxonomy. He gave us all the binomial name of Homo Sapian.
For want of any better criteria they categorised Human Beings then by their appearance and called them different Races as if there was a distinct difference between them. With the discovery of DNA that criteria is surely no longer valid. We all have the same DNA and but different breeds and all of the same Species/Race (?). However we are like dogs – different breeds with different skills. Border Collies excel at herding sheep, Labradors at leading the blind. You would not expect a Jack Russel to herd sheep but they make excellent rat catchers. While cross breed dogs are as good and valid as any there is a strong desire among dog owners to maintain the integrity of each breed.
Some breeds of humans good at running, others at swimming but we are all the same.
The accusation of someone being ‘Racist’ was an invention of Leon Trotsky to close down a rival in discussion and to defame his opponents.
Who was Trotsky? He was a co-founder of the Russian Revolution with Lenin. He was a very prickly, arrogant and unpleasant man. So much so that even Stalin eventually had his goons put an ice axe in his skull.
To use ‘Racist’ now as a means to defame someone with whom you disagree is to make you de facto a Trotskyite and just as unpleasant as he.