The idea of "race" as a "biological fact"
is quite clearly and very much a `myth'.
(((As a "social construct" however the concept of `race'
is as much of a `reality' that -- as a result of living in
a `systemically racist culture most people (no matter
their `categorization' including, at times, some of those who,
under most circumstances, are considered to have been handed some
amount of `white privilege') are, in fact, forced to deal with and
adjust to as much as are `speed limits' and `student loans'.)))
THE ILLUSION OF RACE:
Commentary on how "Race" is a Social Construct
and is not based on any actual Biological Grounds
"Who is Black?: One Nation's Definition"
"The uniqueness of ethnic-identity"
On The Racism of 'The One-Drop Rule' and it's
impact on certain multi-racial Ethnic groupings:
--- The One-Drop Rule and It's impact on the
two mixed-raced Ethnic groups of the
Louisiana Creoles & `African-Americans'.
(Check here to see an example of how the Census
Bureau uses a racist, false "one-drop rule"-based
and erroneous definition of `African-American' (AA)
-- and does this *only* to the AA Ethnic grouping.)
The One-Drop rule and it's erroneous
misclassification of *most* African-Americans
as `black' (which most of them are not) rather
than as `multi-racial' (which most of them are)
Another example of the effect of the racist
one-drop rule against of-color people who
have any amount of black/African ancestry:
Ethnicity (as distinct from crude, unidimensional
race categories), however, is another matter.
We cannot pretend that African Americans are
not a distinctive group with an uniquely oppressive
history they are still struggling to overcome,
nor that Chinese Americans or Ukrainian
Americans are like everyone else in every way.
But we need not assume that Americans
of Chinese origins are a separate "race,"
while classifying Ukrainians as "white." .
[" Several factors have been cited as leading
to this renewed `interest in ethnicity,
arguably the most significant being the civil rights
struggle of African Americans in the United States.
to take charge of their ethnic and racial identity
and to subsequently redefine their ethnicity
at both a societal and cultural level.
Consequently, the social movement led to increased
discourse on the topics of race and ethnicity in addition to
an upsurge in societal awareness regarding these topics
More and more it appears that North Americans are
realizing that their biological ancestors wittingly
and unwittingly influence their lives.