Re: Race defined
Posted By: Ras Heru In Response To: Re: Race defined (Leslie)
Date: Tuesday, 29 August 2006, at 5:58 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Race defined (Leslie)
"You quoted me here: "If, based on your definition of the word, "HUE-MAN", that it is based on complexion, different shades etc, then a variety of races (all races) would fall into this category."
You said: "This is true....
You stated that what I said was "true" but based on what you elaborated below, you disagree."
i shouldve noted, that i agree to an EXTENT.
You qouted me here by saying:"…but one has to understand "how" those other variety of "races" got the phenotype and attributes of the original womb/man.I know it might sound harsh to say that the pale skin womb/man is not hue-man, but like you said, you dont really agree with my understanding of such a concept, becuase to me, those peoples that existed on this earth, who were NATURALLY blessed with the said, different shades, are hue-man.Im just trying to go along the lines of science."
This is your answer "To answer the first sentence in this quote: evolution. And evolution is very much a NATURAL and ongoing process. Moreover, it is not like they (the rest of humanity) just dropped from the sky or landed by spaceship, they evolved from African human beings and retained the characteristics to classify them as human beings although many of their physical characteristics had altered and adapted to their environmental conditions. Note below"
Not disagree-ing with this paragraph.But check my responce to the next one below.
"HUMAN- c.1250, from M.Fr. humain "of or belonging to man," from L. humanus, probably related to homo (gen. hominis) "man," and to humus "earth," on notion of "earthly beings," as opposed to the gods (cf. Heb. adam "man," from adamah "ground"). Cognate with O.Lith. zmuo (acc. zmuni) "man, male person." Displaced its O.E. cognate guma (from P.Gmc. *guman-) which survives only in disguise in bridegroom. First record of humankind is from 1645. Humanoid (1918) is a hybrid of L. humanus and Gk. -oeides (oid) "like, like that of" from eidos "form, shape"
"HUMAN - of, relating to, or characteristic of man; having human forms or attributes"
Cee, thats what i mean by knowing the ROOT of words BEFORE they EVOLVED through different languages and cultures.The word "Man" comes from a Sanskrit word meaning "Mind".Im sure you heard of the word "Manas" before, which also comes from sanskrit and represents the type of mind that we have, as seperated from the rest of the life-form kingdoms.The dark-skinned are darker hue ones were the ones who connected the word Hue to Man, because they understood that they were Mind, but the body of matter that they (the manas)were clothed with, is what gave way to the word Hue, which describes it.
"Also, the definition of "HUE-MAN" that you use also incorporates pale skin people into it. White people do have colour/pigment. Yes, it is considerably less than dark-skinned people but "colour" does not only denote "Blackness" as some may like to say. The only people who lack colour/pigmentation are albinos but they are most certainly human."
I didnt get technical with my explanations, i basically just summed it up.But, what i mean technically speaking, is yes, you are also right, that the "pale skin" man ALSO has pigmentation, because we all have the same melanocytes, but its the abundance of it that matters (melanin).But, like i said before, our understandings of the matter i cee are different, but i just sit back and look at history, past present AND future, and it makes me say "The "black" man and wombman ARE the Gods and Godesses of ancient lore, that created Adam and Eve".Not trying to get religious, but i hope by this answer, you get my drift.I dont dis-like albino brother and sisters, ofcourse not, but the fact of the matter is, that melanin is the truth, and speaks in and of itself, and whoever isnt blessed with the abundance of it, nature will still takes its course.
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