Re: Could old races have been exterminated?

Marius Johnston (
Sun, 01 Sep 1996 20:49:52 -0700

In article <4vq844$>, (Yousuf
Khan) wrote:

> On Fri, 23 Aug 1996 08:25:06 -0700, Frank Moore
> <> wrote:
> >I noticed that they just found some old footprints in Tanzania. It got
> >me to thinking. Maybe there are old races that have vanished. Someone
> >here speculated that original Europeans were dark-skinned. Maybe there
> >was. Maybe there were also other races in other places. Maybe there are
> >other peoples such as the Ainu in Japan that could have existed on all
> >continents but were killed off in warfare or absorbed into other tribes.

Who is to say what "race "were the Tanzanian foot prints that Mary Leaky
found. Just because the foot prints were in Africa does not mean they
were placed there by a "black" person
> >Could this explain why redheaded people are usually from
> >Ireland/Scotland, and blonds may have originally been from Scandinavia?
> >Could they have been separate tribes a long time ago? Could the black
> >man in Africa be the dominant race that disposed other races? Could
> >whites in Europe have done the same?

There are several problems with this apparent supposition:
1.You assume that the "original person" in Africa was "black".
2. You assume a conquering black race.
b. you assume the Nation of Islam's racist origins of "white people"
being a genetic misfortune that was spurned by the dominant black race.

Racism is grand, ain't it!

Marius Johnston
> >Any thoughts?
> I don't think it was quite that sinister. Let's face it, it takes
> a lot of energy and time spent to exterminate other people. In
> the process, you could get yourself exterminated too. I'd say
> it's more likely that every other color or race will eventually
> get absorbed into the majority race by intermixing. Eventually
> the race with the more numerous people will have more percentage
> of their genes passed along than the other races just by shear
> numbers.
> This maybe why we still see regional racial characteristics but
> overall the genetic mix still keeps us all of the same species.
> There is enough intermixing to keep the species going in the same
> direction all over the world, but still enough to keep a distinct
> character to certain regions.
> Yousuf Khan
> --
> Yousuf J. Khan
> Ottawa, Ont, Canada
> Nation's capital