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Friday, January 13, 2017

You Can't Hide Your Lying Eyes

Sorting people, you can't hide your lying eyes. What is race? What is ethnicity? What is culture? What is color?



 Your Lying Eyes. Our eyes tell us that people look different but do our eyes lie to us placing humans into invented categories to suite our needs.

What is race?

Your Lying Eyes. Our eyes tell us that people look different but do our eyes lie to us placing humans into invented categories to suite our needs.
Sorting people
Race has no genetic basis. Race is considered by many to be a made up characteristic in order to objectify people who have the same physical characteristics or phenotype such as eye shape, hair texture or skin color. Race is not biological.

What is ethnicity?

An ethnic group is a category of people who belonging to or deriving from the cultural, religious, or linguistic traditions of a people or country. People who identify with each other based on similarities, such as common ancestral, language, social, and cultural experiences. Therefore, ethnic group is a subjective category based on personal feelings, tastes, or opinions of others.

What is culture?

Culture is the learned pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior transmitting knowledge to future generations and this shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices distinguish the person. Culture is a category based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions.

What is color?

Color shapes our perceptions of the world around us. Color is visual, the pigmentation of the skin. Color is a strong sensory sensation that shapes our everyday life.
Color is visual 
Color shapes our perceptions of the world around us. Color is visual, the pigmentation of the skin. Color is a strong sensory sensation that shapes our everyday life. Colors give the sensation of feeling cheerful, depressed, cautious or friendly.


Did you know?

Genotype vs phenotype

Genotype cannot be seen by the naked eye, it is the genetic makeup of an organism. Visible traits are known as phenotypes. A phenotype is an individual's observable traits, such as height, shoe size, eye color, and face shape. 


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The eye never forgets what the heart has seen - African Proverb

A tree without roots cannot survive the wind

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