The Never-Published Story That Scientifically Destroys Racism with Photos

SKELETONS OF THE Gibbon. Orang. Chimpanzee. Gorilla. Man. . . By Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825–1895 —, Public Domain,

Racism used to be called prejudice. Perhaps that word choice was made deliberately. But more likely, it wasn’t. Our distrust of ‘others’ is in our genes and culture, going way back in time. Pre-historical, really, except for DNA and fossil evidence. Prejudice is a necessary skill on a survival level. It has been for 100,000 years. When we lived in tribes.

A Libyan, a Nubian, a Syrian, and an Egyptian: 4 Different Races! . . . By Unknown (original)Heinrich Menu von Minutoli (1772–1846) (drawing) — Hornung, The Tomb of Pharaoh Seti I, 1991., Public Domain,
Humans often live in family-based social structures . . . By Unknown author — Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection — Library of Congress (see below), Public Domain,

On our virgin planet, life was usually pretty good. We lived in tribes because we had to keep moving for environmental reasons. At times we’d have depleted the animals that were our primary food source. Or perhaps the weather got too hot and dry for comfort. Other times we sought to escape hostile and murderous nearby tribes.
So . . . to have racism you have to have races, right? Why else would we call it the human race? Isn’t it true that we have races, plural
Well actually, if you look at the pictures lining the left-hand side of this article, you’ll begin to see with your own eyes what we really have. Race isn’t necessarily just black or white, brown or yellow. It’s not that simple. Our ancestors turn out to have come from several species of the genus “Homo.” Some of these races were quite primitive. Some had very small brains — and few skills. Still, we grant all of them the genus “Homo.” But in addition to the species-name, “sapiens,” that we grant to modern humans, archaeologists have added a host of new names.

By File:Anterior view of human female and male, with labels.jpg: Mikael HäggströmDerivative work: nagualdesign — This file was derived from: Anterior view of human female and male, with labels.jpg:, CC0,

Such as Homo heidelbergensis and H. naledi. Then there are other species and subspecies: H. sapiens idaltu, H. helmei, H. naledi, and H. heidelbergensis. The method of most genetic studies of human origins has been to investigate the depth of present-day diversity between and within African populations: a reason for this black-white racist/prejudiced bullshit. Source, (heavily distorted by author):

These naked people are a slap in the face for cultures that have a nudity taboo (Americans).

Buyers and sellers bargaining in a market in Tengeru, Tanzania . . . By Fanny Schertzer — Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5,
Akha couple in northern Thailand. The husband is carrying the stem of a banana-plant, which will be fed to their pigs . . . By Weltenbummler84 — This file has been extracted from another file: Akha couple.JPG, CC BY-SA 2.0 de,
By Valter Campanato/ABr —, CC BY 3.0 br,
By Vedant Gulati — Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
A Yanomami woman and child . . . By Cmacauley — I took this photograph.Previously published: none, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Your author, me . . . I could have filled up the rest of this right-hand space with more blah, blah, blah. But mostly I wanted to present these pictures. They tell a story.

I am qualified as a sociologist of a sort, but this kind of work falls largely to other branches of science. So I’ll shut up now.

Please enjoy these pictures!




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Fred Ermlich

Fred Ermlich


Living in rural Panamá — non-extractive, non-capitalistic. Expat USA. Scientist, writer, researcher, teacher. STEM mentor +languages.