A race is a subdivision of a kind of the biology It is formed from certain characteristics that differentiate their individuals from others. These particularities are transmitted through the genes that are inherited.
It should be noted that, in the International Botany Congress that developed during 1905 , it was decreed that the use of the concept of race as a taxonomy value is not valid. However, its use is still very common, especially with regard to pets. For example: “I have a poodle dog”, "My nephew saw Lassie on television and now wants to buy a dog breed collie", "Siamesa and Angora are my favorite feline races".
The concept of race is also often used in Humans . Some specialists ensure, however, that the correct term to use with homo sapiens is ethnicity , while other experts argue that ethnicity is linked to the properties of culture.
Human races often differ from visible biological characteristics such as the amount of melanin they have in the skin (that is, its color) and certain facial features. That is why in colloquial language there is talk of White race , black race and yellow race .
The rise of racism in the Nazi Germany and in other countries it also contributed to the concept of race ceasing to be used by scientists. The main theories began to highlight that the Humanity It has no isolated races due to mobility (emigration and immigration), sociability and miscegenation processes.
Societies and racism
Racism is, along with specism and sexism, one of the most heinous evils that our societies. Although today there is much more information and, supposedly, greater freedom, many people are victims of this type of discrimination every day.
In the United States, for example, in the last four years the number of racist groups has increased by 755%. Without going any further, an organized gang that planned to assassinate President Obama has just been arrested, just for his African-American condition.
In Spain and many European countries, where it is assumed that there is a greater tolerance, racism becomes xenophobia and, although laws tend to protect the immigrant community, in practice they do not apply and many people suffer their consequences. People who cannot access this or that service just because of the color of their skin, for example. Proof of this is the measure taken by the Rajoy government with illegal immigrants in Spain; it denies to all of them the right to the health card and, therefore, to the Health public, forcing them to pay for services. There are thousands of equally ominous examples.
In other countries, such as Latin Americans, this type of discrimination looks at those who come from poorer regions, in the North of the Country, or who belong to aboriginal cultures.
Racism exists in every corner of the land. Humans continue to divide and humiliate those who are different, even becoming able to kill because of it. Humanity boasts of being superior to animals because of its ability to think and, nevertheless, and although this hypothesis has less and less foundation, it is capable of destroy everything and everyone those who oppose their way of life. In this case, those who present physical characteristics different from their own.
One of the things that characterize the human species is the fear of the different, his rejection of change and everything that might threaten his stability. Therefore, some religious denigrate those who are not saying that "they will go to hell for not believing" and trying to convert everyone to their ideology, homophobes lash out against homosexuals and all those open beings who accept sexual freedom, and Racists attack those who are physically and culturally different.