I'm sorry but you'll have to be more detailed than that – between any too people (ignore identical twins) there are genetic differences so which genetic differences define 'race'?
So you're defining race by his bloodline which you're defining by his family's race? Isn't this circular?
We now know that there is more genetic diversity between the peoples of Eastern Africa than there are between any other groups of people.
Again you've chosen arbitrary differences between people and defined them as being your markers for race. Are people who have blue eyes a different race to those that have brown eyes? If not why not? Why is pigmentation a marker for race and eye colour isn't?
The East African example means that you're more likely to have a greater genetic difference between 2 people of East Africa than, say, a Native American and a European. Just how many races are there in East Africa? An Ethiopian has a markedly different skin colour to an Egyptian, are they the same or different races?
Again sorry for the questions but if you think race means something you should be able to answer these questions, I can't.
Edited by martu at 22:35:35 06-04-2005
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