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Are Black Women Genetically Shaped Different Than White Women?

Thursday, November 13, 2008


We see the shapes in all the magazines and on TV, but is it true? Are black bodies genetically different from white bodies? And if so, are Hispanic bodies genetically different than the others as well? This is relevant because in theory this would explain certain physical accomplishments that one group has achieved that another hasn't. This in no way would mean that one is superior to the other, though. Obviously everyone is anatomically the same, but genetically their are some differences.
A controversial study popularized by Fox News earlier this year claimed that Europeans had many more possibly harmful mutations than did Africans, and that it explained an advantage than one group supposedly had over another. I wouldn't go that far. My point is simply that people, races included, are different. That is cause for celebration, really, I mean the human stock is wonderfully diverse.

8 comments:

Sierra said...

I really enjoy you guys' blog, too...thanks for the love. I hope you come back soon to follow my journey! Blessings to you and your wife...

November 13, 2008 at 12:41 PM
Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

Chekih Anta Diop called it Pheadiopesia - and yes, like mesomorps and ectomorphs

November 13, 2008 at 12:52 PM
Portia Freno said...

Now that's a body ;)

November 13, 2008 at 3:32 PM
NADINE CHARLES' BLOG said...

I agree, we are all different and should celebrate it. I have a mixture of races in my family and I like to embrace all of them .Although essentially I am a black woman, the other races make me what I am and I am proud of them!

November 13, 2008 at 3:35 PM
jade said...

very interesting blog. this is a debate that has been going on for some time, so i am glad to hear that they are actually putting some research into it. either way i think you're right; our differences should be celebrated - it's a beautiful thing that we all come in so many different shapes, sizes, and colors!

November 14, 2008 at 8:51 AM
Hey Shae! said...

For the most part, I think there is a difference, but these days you can insert a blonde or red wig on that silhouette and that body could belong to a random white girl or two here in GA.

November 15, 2008 at 7:36 AM
MR. CHAP said...

Fox News may have actually gotten something right

nice post. Glad to finally make it over here

November 15, 2008 at 12:13 PM
Breezi F said...

i love your blog too!!!
good topic cuz i love my curves and although we are shaped differently all women should embrace their size!!

keep em comin & keep checkin me out too!!

November 16, 2008 at 12:03 PM
 

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