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Blacks are unsuccessful, because of their genes. Is there a superior race?

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Started: 3/5/2017 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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If we take a closer look at the list of inventions over the time of human history, we can see that African countries contributed virtually nothing to said list. Whites, on the other hand, make up the majority of contributions, they invented internal combustion engines, flush toilets, toilet paper, dryers, washing machines, anesthesia, analgesics, insulin replacement and a million other things, Asians making a few inventions too. You could object that this would be due to cultural reasons, but this has been the case for literally all human history, Asians and Europeans being relatively balanced in inventing most of the time.


I will be debating that Blacks are not unsuccessful due to race, rather culture. As a result, there is no superior race.

Black - (adjective) Of any human group having dark-colored skin, especially of African or Australian Aboriginal ancestry.

Unsuccessful - (adjective) Not successful.

Genetics - (noun) The study of heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics.
The genetic properties or features of an organism, characteristic, etc.

If this is sincerely what you believe, you are in turn a racist for holding a prejudice against a certain race (specifically blacks). As a conservative, I find that unbecoming...

Racism - (noun) Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.

Argument # 1 There is little to no genetic diversity between races.

According to a recent study there is little to no genetic diversity at the core of being human. In terms of raw biology, humans vary in few ways below the skin, besides bone structure and other factors. These however cannot and do not effect the social sitting of a race of individuals within a society. I am more convinced that what is plaguing the black community is their modern culture, and this is why they are responsible for nearly half of the US homicides and violent crime. To this extent genes to not determine a predisposition of a entire race, or individuals within that race. That is generated from outside factors, such as environment.

To this extent, I would argue while some races have different traits, we are all inherently human, and therefore there is no superior race. Genetics pass on traits, not behavior.

I would also like to point out that there are numerous successful black people, some who have married into my family. To label an entire race is ludicrous. However, that does not go to say that all stereotypes are wrong, as many have a root in reality.
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Posted by GoOrDin 3 years ago
Genes is a useless term in a field of heritage now adays. the term is bastardized. Genes are associated with unscientific qualities. and bigots reiterate those fallacies as truths until they have actually become the only conception of the term which identifies A specific element with varying qualities.
Posted by mfigurski80 3 years ago
Chinese and Indian people are awesome too, when it comes to inventions.

Anyhow, I think one of the explanations for the dark continent is simply because it was big and dangerous. The people there never had overpopulation, had very few cities... probably for cultural reasons, but also beause it wasn't easy to survive with all those elephants and such. Anyhow, as shown in pretty much every analysis ever, population was the spark of the indutrial revolution. Africa didn't get it. Europe had lots of poor people and such, so it got industry eventually too.
Posted by What50 3 years ago
The White Race is the superior race considering how many inventions have been made.
Posted by deering 3 years ago
What you say is true, but even now Africa is the same as it was 10,000 years ago.
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