A characteristic shitlib comment to a Washington Post-Op story about the alt-right’s adoption of Taylor Swift as an Aryan Goddess.
Using DNA, one can get hints of where one’s ancestors may have lived. The test conclusions are based on correlations with the location of modern populations and can help with the study of human migration patterns. The tests say nothing about “race”.
Forensic Anthropology can provide a guess as to ancestry (a term they have chosen to avoid reinforcing the idea of “race’) that is purely statistical and depends on knowledge of where the remains were found. This is often coupled with sociological concepts of “race”.
Caveat: This may be a too-clever-by-half troll of race creationist leftoids. But probably not. It reads like sincere shitlibbery.
What is it with lunatic libs and their pathological compulsion to deny the reality of race? “Red” and “blue” are social constructs to describe real world differences in colors, but that doesn’t mean the visible light spectrum is imaginary or a tool of the oppressive White patriarchy. All words are literally social constructs — labels created by social humans — to describe real world phenomena. Leftoids can call it “ancestry”, “population locations”, “human migration patterns” or “geography-based groups” that “correlate” with “sociological concepts of race”, but it’s all just legerdemain-slash-poopytalk meaning the same as race.
You hear the same semantic games when leftoids attempt to discredit race by pointing to the existence of mulattoes. “No clear dividing line” is piss-poor logic if the purpose is to disprove the concept of categories. There’s no clear dividing line between deserts and grasslands, and yet everyone can see that both terrains exist on earth as distinctive entities.
I have a suggestion for leftoids allergic to the socially constructed word “race”: try these perspicuous alternatives instead:
Whatever dissembling term you use, you aren’t fooling anyone but yourselves. Race is real, and so is your sophistry.