“Yes, There is Such a Thing as Race” By John Alexander

Posted: December 8, 2011 at 6:07 am

This paper will start by making an assertion that many politically correct academics wouldconsider frustrating, alarming and infuriating: “Race exists as a biological concept.”   Despite theunpopularity of the idea that race exists, slightly over half of all biological/physical anthropologiststoday believe in the view that human races are biologically valid and real.

Although the simple statement “race exists as a biological concept” might make manyfeel uncomfortable and want to bury their heads in the sand, this paper will attempt to prove thatthe statement is true.  Before doing so, however, it should be noted that this paper focuses onlyon the question of whether there is such a thing as race.  It will not discuss concepts of racialinferiority or superiority and nor will it even attempt to examine the scientific utility of classifyinghumans by race.   The focus of this paper, as stated upfront, is entirely limited to whether raceexists as a biological concept.

Definition of Race

First, there are easily-perceived traits such as hair and eye color, body build, and facialtraits which vary among human population groups; these differences are easily perceived by thelayman; and these traits are determined at least partially (and perhaps wholly) by ancestry(genetics). Race then is simply the label given to that human population grouping.  In otherwords, as population geneticist Steve Sailer has put it, race is a lineage; it is a very extendedfamily that inbreeds to some extent.  Under this definition, race and ancestry are synonyms.  Other synonyms for race are cluster, population, statistical collections of alleles, cline, clinalgrouping, lineage, and regional pattern.  The aforementioned are all terms that many populationgeneticists use instead of race; however, these terms all mean the exact same thing as race.

Note that race does not mean the same thing as “species,” if the word species is definedas a biologically distinct breeding unit. Because it is possible for members of different racialgroups to breed with one another, the races are not separate species.  Also, it is not possible totake any given human and unambiguously classify him or her as belonging to one particular race(as would be required with species classification).  Race in the biological sense therefore is morea statistical concept.   It is, to put it plainly, simply a major division of the human species groupedby ancestry.

Racial Traits

A race is distinguished by a particular combination of inherited features.  Anthropologists

such as University of Wyoming Professor George Gill--who, as a forensic anthropologist,determines race scientifically by analyzing the bone structure of skeletons--recognize three majordiscernable racial groups: Caucasoid (white), Mongoloid (yellow), and Negroid (black). Basically, all people on Earth can be classified into one of or a mixture of these three ancestries(races).

Skin color is only one of many phenotypic traits that make up the three major racialgroups.  Stanford University Professor Luigi Cavalli-Sforza describes those of the Caucasoidancestral group as having a strong chin, light to dark hair that can be straight or slightly wavy,blue to brown eyes, thin lips, and a pasty white to tan complexion. Geographically, whites arenative to the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.   One of the other races, the Negroidancestral group, is characterized by a prominent jaw, broad nose, curly to frizzy hair, dark browneyes, generally large lips, and a yellow-brown to bluish-black complexion. Black Negroids arenative to Africa. In the words of Cavalli-Sforza, "There are clear biological differences betweenpopulations in the visual characteristics that we use to classify races."

Classification of humans into different racial groups is essentially arbitrary, since the linescan be drawn anywhere. However, when humans are grouped into the traditional Caucasoid-Mongoloid-Negroid classifications, it can, as J. Philippe Rushton has concluded based on thehundreds of inherited clusters that are unique to each group, have much predictive andexplanatory power.

These inherited features run deep.  No one can seriously deny that there is greatdiversity within the human genome, and differences are significant enough that the term “race”can be used to describe the different ancestral clusterings of populations.  Below is a listing ofsome racial differences between just the white race and the black race.  In delineating thesedifferences, this paper focuses only on physical biological differences.  The question of differingintelligence and psychology between the black race and white race is beyond the scope of thispaper, and will be intentionally ignored.

It should also be noted that race is based on ancestry, not on any arbitrary combinationof traits.  A white person is racially similar to another white person simply because the two ofthem have a great deal more recent ancestors in common than they do with blacks.  As geneticistSteve Sailer noted, “Race starts with boy meets girl, followed by baby." However, implicit indiscussions of whether there is such a thing as race is the question of whether racial differencesare merely skin deep; therefore, this listing will show that racial traits include far more thansuperficial skin color.  The listing is not intended to define race by traits; it is instead intended toshow ways in which two of the three main ancestral groups--the black race and white race--differgenetically.

Nicotine processing differs in blacks and whites.  Blacks appear to absorb 30% more nicotine from eachcigarette than Whites do.

A CPR Chicago Project study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that the black community was at higher risk for cardiac arrest and subsequent death than the white community, even after controlling for other variables. [Note: there are a couple ways to interpret this disparity. It might be caused by nothing more than racism (as the race deniers would point out), and/or it might be caused by genetic differences in the way heart attacks affect blacks vs. whites.

Elderly blacks have a lower life expectancy than elderly whites, even after researchers controlled for significant factors such as educational status.

In a study comparing birthrates of blacks (both American-born and African-born) and American-born whites, slight differences were found. [Note: this indicates that differing birthrates might be caused at least partially by genetics.

White patients who receive kidney transplants have a higher survival rate than black patients.

Black men and women with the highest body-mass index have a much lower death rate than white men and women with the highest body-mass index.

Treatment with the drug Enalapril results in a significant reduction in the risk of hospitalization for heart failure among white patients with left ventricular dysfunction, a heart ailment, but no such reduction among black patients with the same disorder.

“Black Americans and Africans have a high frequency of a CYP2D6 allele that encodes an enzyme with impaired activity. This allele is virtually absent in whites.

“There are marked differences between whites and blacks in the frequency of polymorphisms of adrenergic receptors, including the (beta)1-, (beta)2-, and (alpha)1-adrenergic receptors.”

The distribution of drug receptor polymorphisms differs among populations of different racial backgrounds, which causes people of differing racial backgrounds to have different responses to drugs.

Although blacks tend to receive lower doses of hemodialysis kidney treatment than whites, their survival when receiving dialysis treatment is better than that for whites.25 Breast cancer mortality is higher among black women than among white women in the United States, even when controlling for socioeconomic factors.

Black patients and white glaucoma patients respond differently to different surgical treatments.

One in 400 blacks inherits sickle cell, versus only 1 in 1,000,000 whites.

Physicians tend to prescribe more calcium channel blockers for blacks than whites because studies have indicated they work better to lower high blood pressure in that racial group.

For blacks with mild kidney disease linked to hypertension, the drug ramipril, an ACE inhibitor (the most commonly prescribed blood pressure medicine) is not the best at protecting against kidney failure as it is with whites, a new study has found.

Blacks are more sensitive to pain than whites.

Blacks respond more poorly to certain chemotherapy drugs than whites.

Compared to whites, blacks have narrower hips.

Blacks have wider shoulders than whites.

Black athletes have less body fat than whites.

Black athletes have more muscle than whites.

Black males have 3% to 19% more testosterone than white males.

Black babies are born on average one week earlier than white babies.

Black infants, although born on average one week earlier than white babies, are more mature than white infantsare when born, as measured by bone development, amniotic fluid and other indices.

Black children physically mature faster than white children, as demonstrated by the fact that black infants holdtheir necks erect earlier by an average of two weeks, walk an average of one month earlier, and enter pubertyan average of about one year earlier.<

Brains of whites are on average five cubic inches larger than brains of blacks.<

White men have brains 8.2% larger than black men do.

Twenty percent of whites have a gene that prevents their bodies from producing alpha-actinin-3, a muscleprotein that provides the explosive power in fast-twitch muscles.  Only 3% of blacks have that gene.

Blacks have a longer arm span than whites, and the hand of a black is relatively longer than the forearm,compared with a white.

Teenage blacks demonstrate a significantly faster patellar (knee) tendon reflex time than white teenagers.

In 1999, even though they only made up 12% of the total US population, blacks accounted for 47% of all newAIDS cases in the United States.  [This indicates that either blacks are more biologically susceptible to HIV,they are more sexually active, or both.  Even the latter explanation, however, arguably is based on biology.]

Forensic anthropologists can identify the racial origin of a skeleton with a higher degree of accuracy than aneyewitness looking at the living person.

To a trained osteologist, the bone traits of the nose, mouth, femur, and cranium can reveal a person’s race justas well as skin color, hair, nose form, and lips can.

When the gene that controls production of thrombomodulin--a protein found in the walls of blood vessels--mutates, it causes blacks to have six times the risk of developing heart disease than for whites with the exactsame gene mutation.  This means that the gene may act differently in blacks than in whites.

In the 2000 Olympics, for the fifth consecutive Olympics, the eight men who reached the final of the 100-meterdash were all blacks of predominantly West African descent.  Given that blacks of West African descentconstitute only 7.5% of the world’s population, the probability of this occurring by chance is0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001%.  Therefore, unless this phenomenon can bedemonstrated to have occurred due to the social environment blacks live in, the only explanation other thanhappenstance is that the races differ genetically (and thus race exists as a biological concept). 

Although they dominate at the 100-meter and 400 meter dashes, blacks of West African descent are marginalat running races of 1,500 meters and higher.  This is either a coincidence, is explained by social factors, or iscaused by genetics.

As of 1997, 134 out of the 134 times the 100-meter dash had been sprinted in under 10 seconds, a black ofWest African descent did it.

The sheer number of differences listed above shows that racial differences are profound;the existence of race is self-evident.

Of course, any racial differences are average.  Individuals within races have their owntraits, which can differ from the norm of their racial background.  However, when one comparesthe racial groups with one another in each of the above traits, no purely cultural or society-basedexplanation suffices.  Genetic and biological explanations are required; therefore, race must existas a biological concept.  Genes play a role in athletic ability, bone structure, susceptibility tovarious diseases, and even tolerance for pain--differences that go far beyond skin color.

Racial differences have an evolutionary explanation.  According to the currently acceptedtheory of human evolution, Africans and non-Africans split about 110,000 years ago when non-Africans (the ancestors of Mongoloids and Caucasoids) left Africa.  Yellows and whites splitaround 70,000 years ago.

 Natural selection then carried itself out over hundreds and thousandsof generations.

Genetic Differences Between the Races

The Human Genome Project so far has shown that human populations (races) share99% of their genes in common.<

However (and ignoring the fact that this paper uses the word“race” as a synonym for “populations”), tiny genetic differences can translate into vast differenceson the macro level.  Human genes and chimpanzee genes are 98.4% similar,

yet any claim thatthere aren’t biological differences between humans as a group and chimpanzees as a group isabsurd.  Additionally, under the working definition of race used by this paper, any geneticdifference whatsoever between the socially-defined races would imply that the races exist biologically.

There are 30,000 human genes, a number that includes 3.1 billion base pairs.

Population groups (i.e., races) differ in roughly 1 in 500 (or 60 million) of the base pairs.

Whenviewed in these terms, the genetic differences among the races are profound.  It is thereforepossible for a small number of genes to account for racial differences in looks, physical abilities,and perhaps even in such traits as personality.

According to one estimate, roughly six percent of genetic variation between any twohuman individuals on the planet is caused by known racial groupings.

The genetic code ofblacks and whites differs by a full 3.2%.

Furthermore, population geneticists havedemonstrated that even an infinitesimal bit of genetic variation can cause differences in traitssuch as skin color--indicating that even the slightest genetic variations between populations(races) can cause vast differences.

To further illustrate the reality of race on the genetic level, population geneticists such asCavalli Sfroza are able to calculate a person’s ancestry (race) from different parts of the world tothe percentage point.

Forensic anthropologists can determine a suspect's racial backgroundfrom DNA evidence left at the scene of a crime.  The Canadian Society of Forensic Scienceseven has a web site at http://www.csfs.ca/pplus/profiler.htm which police can use to enter asuspect's DNA data--compiled from such sources as blood and hair samples--in order to figureout the suspect's race. Sometimes it is pointed out by race deniers that there is as much or more geneticdiversity between people of the same race from different parts of the globe as there is betweenpeople of different races.

Although this statement is true, it is irrelevant to the question ofwhether race exists as a biological concept.  To put it into perspective, as Florida State UniversityProfessor Glade Whitney has pointed out, this statement is also true when the subjects arehumans and macaque monkeys, a close primate relative: "When comparing humans withmacaque monkeys, there is as much or more genetic diversity between individuals of the samespecies as there is between humans as a group and macaque monkeys as a group."

Obviously, all the statement about vastly greater similarities among races than amongindividuals within races really means is that there is a wide amount of diversity within the humangene pool--just as there is wide diversity within the macaque gene pool.

Similarly, there is a vastamount of diversity within the gene pool of each of the racial groups.  Genetic differences amongracial and ethnic groups usually reflect differences in the distribution of polymorphic traits, whichoccur at different frequencies in different populations, rather than a trait unique to a particularracial or ethnic group.

Overlap of many traits would obviously occur, then, and would not berelevant to the question of whether they tend to occur more in some groups than others. Cavalli-Sforza in his The History and Geography of Human Genes compiled tablesdepicting “genetic distances” of the various sub-races around the world.  The genetic distance between English and Danes, two populations that are part of the white race, is equal to 7according to his classification system.

Then, Cavalli-Sforza’s team found, the separationbetween the English and the Italians, another white population, was 51.

The genetic distancebetween the Japanese (who are part of the yellow race) and the English was 1,244, and thedistance between English and Bantus (the largest population group of Sub-Saharan Africa that ispart of the black race) was 2,288.

Irrelevance of Racial Purity

On the question of racial purity, Cavalli-Sforza has found, based on DNA studies, thatnone can be considered pure.  Race, then, exists as populations separated by intergradingzones instead of sharp lines.  Racial groups are made by unique clusterings of gene frequenciesand physical and other differences--as one might naturally expect to find among geographicalancestral groups.  As psychologist J. Philippe Rushton concludes, “Races are recognized by acombination of geographic, ecological, and morphological factors and gene frequencies ofbiochemical components.”

Under this definition, purity is irrelevant.  Either there are inheritedphysical differences among peoples (whom we call “races“) around the world, or there are not.  Saying that lack of purity nullifies the concept of race, as many race deniers do, is like saying thata border collie is not really a border collie because she has a poodle 10 generations back in herancestral background.

In fact, though, recent evidence suggests that, at least with respect to the white race, thedegree of admixture that race-deniers claim for human populations has largely not taken place.  According to a genetic recent study of Britons, only 1% of the native British population hasanything other than white ancestry.  The remaining 99% of native Britons are “pure” white.

Thestudy itself, however, begs the question of how the researchers could determine African or Asianancestry if such a concept is a myth.  (Remember that the basic definition of “race,” for purposesof this paper, is ancestry.)  This lack of “negroes in the woodpile,” so to speak, among whitepeople suggests that the white race might have been totally separated from the other races longenough for significant genetic differentiation to occur.

The Role of Hybrids in the Racial Model

A common argument put out by race deniers is that due to significant interracial breedingin the past, there are so many racially mixed individuals that different societies interpret racedifferently, and therefore race must not exist as a biological concept. For example, there arepeople classified as “black” in the United States who can simply by virtue of getting on a planeand flying to Brazil, find themselves in a society where they are classified as “white.“ This is taken by race-deniers as proof that race cannot be rooted in biology, since it appears to renderscientifically meaningless the question of who is black and who is white.

However, this argument is fallacious because it confuses culture with biology.  It is toomuch of a jump to say that race does not exist because certain societies have conflicting or“wrong” interpretations of it in their cultures.  This argument boils down to saying that race doesn’texist because no pure races exist--which in itself is a common tactic of race deniers. But this isa strawman, because there is no such thing as a “pure” race anyway, as discussed above.  Whether there are individuals who are hybrids or combinations of races or not, one can still makethe true statement that various human populations are phenotypically and genetically(ancestrally) different from one another.  Thus, they make up different races.

The idea that because there is hybridization--that the various races merge togetherinstead of having distinct boundaries--begs the question.  Suppose all mixed-race individualswere ferried off to another planet, in order to create a situation in which the human populationsleft on earth did not overlap.  Would race deniers then acknowledge the existence of race?  Usingthe criteria of, for example, the American Anthropological Association in its policy statement onrace, if human populations, through the theoretical removal of racially mixed people from theequation, were unambiguous and clearly demarcated, then the existence of race (using thereasoning of the American Anthropological Association) must be acknowledged.

Another way to look at this problem is to turn it around.  Suppose there were a situation inwhich there were definable differences between definable populations and no interracial breedinghad ever occurred.  In this hypothetical situation, all individuals could be unambiguously classifiedas Caucasoid, Negroid, or Mongoloid.  Then blend the populations at the edges.  Would this theninvalidate the theoretical truth that the populations could be classified by race?  Obviously not.  Ifsomeone had both Mongoloid and Caucasoid ancestry, then that would make him bi-racial, not a-racial

There are several areas where significant racial mixing has occurred, such as India andLatin America. The existence of racially mixed populations in those areas, however, in no waydisproves the notion that the populations of Europe, East Asia, and Africa can be differentiatedgenetically and ancestrally.


Calling a Race a Race

Ultimately, the question of whether race exists as a biological concept is little more than aword game.  Race-deniers will claim some problematic definition for the word “race,” such as theuntenable notion that race means a group of individuals that is biologically different from the rest(i.e., like a separate species). Then, while trying as hard as they can to deny that race exists,the race deniers will come up with some other word that really describes the exact same thing that race-proponents mean when they use the word “race.”  Cavalli-Sforza for example usesterms such as “population,” “clinal variations,” “collection of alleles,“ and “cluster,” all the whilereligiously avoiding the taboo word “race.”  All throughout his monumental tome The History andGeography of Human Genes, Cavalli-Sforza examines racial groups, yet he simply refuses to calla race a race.  Human beings, as described by Cavalli-Sforza, are a continuum of variationsamong “populations.” If one substituted the word “race” for “populations,“ however, it would fit.

Conclusion  Possibly, opponents of the idea of race might argue, there is no good that can come fromeven discussing the realities of race, and a great deal of harm.  This, although it may be true, hasno logical bearing whatsoever on whether concepts surrounding race are true or not.  Onlyevidence and reason, not right or wrong, can determine the truth.

If differences among populations are small, yet still there, then they are open for furtherexamination.  If racial differences in athletic ability exist, for example, then might there also beracial differences in intelligences and emotion, and/or in behavior and temperament?  How deepracial differences go, as well as their implications for society and the future, must be confronted.

Indeed, if it is acknowledged that race exists, then some earth-shattering questions mightpop up.  Does the existence of race as a biological concept mean that racial harmony isimpossible without complete racial separation?  And is complete racial separation also the onlyway to maintain the rich diversity contained in the human genome?  Or is there some othersolution?  Those questions, and many more, will no doubt be discussed in upcoming editions ofRacial Dialectics.

To sum up, there is indeed such a thing as race.  Race exists not only as a social andcultural concept but as a biological one as well.  The basic reasoning, as demonstrated above,begins with the premise that certain biological traits exist in human populations (e.g., skin color).  These traits manifest themselves in a statistical collection of alleles, which are caused byancestry.  The label given to this collection is “race.”  Therefore, race, by that definition, exists asa biological construct.  One’s race is no more, and no less, than one’s very extended family.

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55 Talbot, Chris, “Human Genome Project: First scientific milestone of the twenty-firstcentury”, July 11, 2000, http://www.wsws.org/articles/2000/jul2000/gen-j11.shtml

56 National Center for Biotechnology Information, “Genes and disease,”http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/disease/

57 CAVALLI-SFORZA, et al.: History and Geography of Human Genes: 7.

58 Blum, Deborah. “Race: many biologists argue for discarding the whole concept,” TheSacramento Bee, October 18, 1995, p. A12.

59 M. Nei and A. K. Roychoudhury. 1982. Genetic relationship and evolution of humanraces. Evolutionary Biology 14: 1-59  

60 Steve Sailer, “We Know They Said ‘Created Equal.’ But They Didn’t Mean . . .”http://www.vdare.com/sailer_human_prop.htm

61 Gregory M Cochran, evolutionary biologist, quoted by Sailer, Steve, “We know theysaid ‘created equal.’ But they didn’t mean...”,http://www.vdare.com/sailer_human_prop.htm

62 See, e.g., Natalie Angier, “Do Races Differ? Not Really, Genes Show,” The New YorkTimes, August 22, 2000: F1.

63 Michael Rienzi, “Race is a Myth? The left distorts science for political purposes,”American Renaissance, Dec. 2000

64 CAVALLI-SFORZA, et al.: History and Geography of Human Genes: 75

65 CAVALLI-SFORZA, et al.: History and Geography of Human Genes:  75

66 CAVALLI-SFORZA, et al.: History and Geography of Human Genes: 75

67 CAVALLI-SFORZA, et al.: History and Geography of Human Genes: 75

68 Cavalli-Sforza, Luigi Luca, Genes, Peoples, and Languages, North Point Press, 2000:12-13.

69 Rushton, J. Phillipe, Race, Evolution, and Behavior, Transaction Publishers, 1995: p.96.

70 Reuters, “DNA shows black genes in white Britons,” May 20 2001:http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010519/sc/science_britain_black_dc_1.html

71 Charles Petit, “NO BIOLOGICAL BASIS FOR RACE, SCIENTISTS SAY -Distinctions prove to be skin deep,” The San Francisco Chronicle, Monday, February 23,1998: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1998/02/23/MN94378.DTL&type=special#The%20San%20Francisco%20Chronicle

72 Charles Petit, “No Biological basis for race, scientists say--Distinctions prove to beskin deep,” http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1998/02/23/MN94378.DTL&type=special#The%20San%20Francisco%20Chronicle

73 See, e.g., Paur R. Spickard, “The Illogic of American Racial Categories,” PBS Online:http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/jefferson/mixed/spickard.html

74 American Anthropological Association, American Anthropological AssociationStatement on "Race", 2000: http://www.aaanet.org/stmts/racepp.htm

75 Michael Rienzi, “Race is a Myth? The left distorts science for political purposes,”American Renaissance, Dec. 2000

76 Michael Rienzi, “Race is a Myth? The left distorts science for political purposes,”American Renaissance, Dec. 2000

77 See, e.g., Cavalli-Sforza, Genes, Peoples, and Languages, North Point Press, 2000: 25.

78 CAVALLI-SFORZA, et al.: History and Geography of Human Genes, PrincetonUniversity Press, 1994: 11-16.