Started by neoteny, Apr 16, 2011, 08:47 AM
As Shem means "dusky," or the like, and Japheth "fair," it has been supposed that Ham meant, as is not improbable, "black." This is supported by the evidence of Hebrew and Arabic, in which the word chamam means "to be hot" and "to be black," the latter signification being derived from the former. All were Hebrew as sons of Abraham.
So miscegenation as it relates to early Judaism holds to the religious identity and not the ethnicity or color of ones' skin unless of course apples are oranges' and oranges' are apples.
That there has always been ethnic species of homo sapiens which have become extinct, absorbed or exterminated - just as new ones have emerged makes us really no different than other species of mammals. To pretend that some have been around longer, are smarter or have more resilience than others seem to be the general group think now days but hey we keep evolving despite ourselves. There will always been men and women too, that like a little or a lot of pepper in their salt just as there will always be those that preach and practice against race mixing- even in this melting pot society. DLove
The mere impossibility or gall that one could determine, and with who's yardstick, a definitive answer belies the limit of our real absolute knowledge we humans possess currently and in the past both qualitatively and quantitatively.
To the people who think that "black culture" doesn't exist in the USA:Could you guess a race with a probability of great than 50/50 with regard to the following names:Shaneqqua JacksonPenelope Ariel PonyweatherWhich is black and which is white? I would have no clue.
Quote from: DLove on Apr 17, 2011, 01:43 PMThe mere impossibility or gall that one could determine, and with who's yardstick, a definitive answer belies the limit of our real absolute knowledge we humans possess currently and in the past both qualitatively and quantitatively. I don't know - I've met people who are incredibly stupid, and I've met people who are very bright - and I suspect they would roughly play out in their respective areas on an IQ test, although it is absolutely not certain. Maybe the problem is that psychologists are designing them, and they are not at the top of the heap in terms of intelligence (LOL).But as a Caucasian - who is supposedly lower in intelligence to Asians - I still think there is something there with races. OF COURSE individuals vary widely. But we're talking about averages of groups.
If someone said that I was hired because I was white, I would say 'great!'. My turn to catch a break. Why must I always be the last in line? Maybe racism could work in my favour for once?
But as a Caucasian - who is supposedly lower in intelligence to Asians = group think myth.Many not all Asian have a unique system of exploiting the current education system in their favor through the use of consolidating and concentrating their human capital and at an early age establishing for their a proven system using psychological practices that results in good learning habits and a high desire to forgo self-pleasure to attain a desired goal. Most other ethnic races are aware of these techniques but opt not to use them or use them incorrectly. As some studies are now finding out this process many times produces a different type of family strife not found in the rest of the culture.To be sure there are stupid people and there are smart people but to apply that premise to ethnic races in general is a road filled with too many pot holes. I am not an advocate of affirmative action but the difficulties white males are having has less to do with AA as it applies to minorities than it does with the shrinking of the middle class and a loss of "good jobs" as well as the decline in real wages. The AA of all women in the workplace - who are not disadvantaged, an original component for qualification, makes our country greatest population of workers - white men compete directly against them. Certainly included in this dilemma would be fifty years of unchecked immigration. Where Pedro might have come here to pick fruit his children and his children's children certainly are not found in the fields as evidence through their current dominance in once white dominated areas - construction, maintenance, local truck driving, social services ect, yet to come nursing/ health services and business management. So the future prospects for white men indeed look grim.Dlove
It's becoming politically correct to mix with other races.