S. LaBonne (
1 Feb 1995 15:48:03 GMT

In article <3gnp6s$>,
<> wrote:
> (S. LaBonne) wrote:
>> Obviously it is in a sociolgical sense, but sociological
>> concepts of race have always had illegitimate sources of support in
>> the popular fallacy that "races" have an objective biological meaning.
>No, not a sociological sense, a common sense. If you have eyes
>to see the tension between blacks and whites, you have eyes to
>see blacks and whites. There's no avoiding the distinction unless
>you want to bury your head in the sand. There's no point in
>projecting your fantasies about the "objective biological meaning"
>of races on everyone who discusses race in the U.S.

The point you seem unable to grasp is that continued thinking in
"racial" terms is not necessarily useful. Certainly nobody in _this_
thread inspires any confidence that it is useful! Just _why_ are you
so emotionally attached to the idea of race, anyway?

Steve LaBonne *********************** (
"It can never be satisfied, the mind, never." - Wallace Stevens