(Reposted from SNRAC)
In this article, I will not be re-inventing the wheel by proving the biological reality of race (this has been well established by others such as Jared Taylor and J. Philippe Rushton), this will be more of a reference to common race denying fallacies, along with their rebuttals.
This article is a work-in-progress. I will update this as more come to mind. Feel free to leave other suggestions or additions in the comments below and I will add them to the article.
Claim: “Race is just a social construct/there’s no such thing as race”
Rebuttal: Race affects every physical characteristic, from height, to muscle mass, skull shape to average intelligence. Race also has serious medical implications. If a doctor treated all races the same, he would be sued for malpractice. Bone marrow transplants must be from someone of similar heritage, or their body will reject it, and the patient will die.
Your race determines your likelihood for a variety of diseases including HIV/AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, sickle cell anemia, and many others. Some diseases are almost exclusive to one race, and organizations have been set up to test engaged couples of that race for prevalence.
Claim: “There is more variation within a race than between the races!”
Rebuttal: So you accept there are racial differences, that’s a good start. Addressing the fallacy, let’s keep the same formula and add different ingredients; “There is more height variation within a sex than between them!”, e.g. There are some very tall females. Does this fact disprove that, on average, men are taller than women?
Claim: “Everyone is mixed race/There’s no such thing as pure white, black, Asian/With some individuals you can’t tell what race they are, therefore race doesn’t exist!”
Rebuttal: …And there’s no such thing as perfectly pure water, does that mean you have no preference of bottled water over water from the sea?
As the sun begins to set, there’s a time where it’s difficult to tell whether it’s daytime or night, does that means there’s no difference between the two?
On a color wheel, it’s difficult to tell where one color ends and another begins, does that mean there’s no difference between orange and purple?
Claim: “We all bleed red!”
Rebuttal: So do rats, dogs, pigs, etc. Are you equal to them as well? How does blood color determine equality?
Claim: “We all came out of Africa, therefore all races are the same”
Rebuttal: Assuming the “out of Africa” theory is true, and there is much doubt its validity, So what? Sparkling diamonds come from black coal, white pearls from grains of sand. Does that give pearls and diamonds the same value as sand and coal?
According to evolution, we share common ancestors with apes, does that mean, after hundreds of thousands of years of evolution, we are still equal to them? Africans, Europeans and Asians have evolved separately for 50,000 years in vastly different environments.
Claim: “Race may exist, but it’s insignificant, you shouldn’t focus on it”
Rebuttal: Tell that to La Raza, the NAACP, the Jewish lobby, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the thousands of other race-based interest groups.
If race doesn’t matter, why are there race quotas for businesses, why do less qualified blacks get accepted into universities at the expense of more qualified whites?
This objection, that “race doesn’t matter” is only brought up whenever whites try to organize and promote their interests; It’s simply an ad-hoc fallacy used to discredit for whites exactly what every other group does for itself.
Claim: “If we put low intelligence people into college, they will get smarter!”
Rebuttal: Just like if we put short people into the NBA, they will get taller!
Claim: “Whites are the majority in America/Europe/Australia/etc, therefore they don’t need to organize!”
Rebuttal: When the Democrats become majority in congress, do they cease organizing and advancing their interests? No. When Amazon became the #1 online retailer, did it stop advertising, promoting their products, and marketing? No.
This is another example of an ad-hoc fallacy that is raised to prevent whites from organizing for their interests.
Happy leap day!