1. Gene Pool (Human Race)
1.1. Gene Pool of Subspecies (specific races as we think of them)
1.1.1. Family (specific ancestry)
It is not inaccurate, genetically, to refer to racial subspecies as extended family.
Within every human subspecies (race) the intelligent functional specimens are in the extreme minority.
Collectively every human subspecies approximates their general collective traits, usually behaving less than average when in pack-mode.
Behavior of people with above average intelligence is significantly less predictable than average.
Behavior of people with below average intelligence is significantly more predictable than average.
Each subspecies (race) differs from one another at ratios approximating the differences between any given individuals.
On average, most members of a collective subspecies (race) look, think, and act approximately like their typical stereotypes (where "stereotypes" come from), and frequently worse.
Most white Americans are mediocre crass mindless consumers, most black Americans are surly loud and economically incompetent, most Jews are pushy whiny and cheap, most Asians are quiet inoffensive and good at school, most Chicanos bring their whole family everywhere with them in one car, including cousins and grandparents, etc.
Even if you are committed to being non-racist, it behooves every individual to keep racism in their personal psychological arsenal for the simple fact that most people of all races are racist, so you may find yourself in situations where being "racist" at a simple awareness level will be a useful survival instinct.
If one race decides to abandon "racism" while all others embrace it - guess who gets wiped off the map?
Ingroup/outgroup inter and intra-group pecking order is hardwired human monkey behavior. Use it or get used by it.
Maybe someday the smart people of all races will weed out the stupid people of all races so they can all sit down together and devise better reasons to hate and more efficient ways to oppress and kill each other.
Really, EVERYONE has it coming.
The fallacy at the root of "prejudice" (meaning literally pre-judging) on an INDIVIDUAL level is in treating the next person as if they were the previous person.
For example; anyone who deals with the public comes to appreciate that most people are assholes. The hard part is NOT automatically assuming the next person through the door IS an asshole, after dealing with so many assholes.
If you divide people into groups (by race, religion, favorite eye color, etc.) the same applies. Most people from any group are probably assholes, and by definition "most" will be "average" at best.
That is not to say all groups are equally bad. Some may be worse than others, one group’s average may be another’s below average, or vise versa, but it won't be automatically reflected in a consistent way in each individual from that set.
You may be safe in saying GROUP Q is for all practical purposes incompatible with the society of GROUP Z, or that GROUP S is for all practical purposes a quasi-organized crime cartel and should be packed off to Siberia. It is unfortunate that isolated individuals who are the exception will be lumped together with the rest and receive the same privileges or abuse whether they deserve it or not.
This can be avoided by conscientious individuals on an individual level, but at the level of collective interface between groups it is frequently a juggernaut disaster riding rough-shod over human concepts of "justice" or "fairness."
"Ethnic" is a more fuzzy term than "race" (subspecies), as is "culture"; the correlation to race is clear in some cases, less clear in others.
Germanics, Scandinavians, Dutch, English, French etc. are all essentially the same race or subspecies, descended from Germanic tribes; Goths, Franks, Angles, Saxons, etc. but have developed specific regional "cultural" or "ethnic" differences based on geographic, economic and sometimes religious factors (such as the reformation) resulting in incessant genetically-fratricidal wars. WWI and WWII were just as genetically fratricidal as the American Civil War and every inter-European war (in contrast to the Crusades and wars against Ottoman Turks, Arab Muslims, etc.) after the fall of Rome.
Hutu's and Tutsi are the same racial group but with "ethnic" differences resulting in what is more properly called "ethnic cleansing" rather than "genocide."
Arabs and Jews are both "Semitic" people, although Jews later became racially mixed with Eastern European Slavs, Khazars, etc., and Arabs are genetically distinct from Iranian Persians, Kurds, Turks, etc.
Serbs and Croats are more or less of the same racial subspecies, but divided by religious and other "ethnic" factors.
Distinct racial subspecies of black (sub-Saharan) Africa are far more diverse than those of Europe. Not surprising considering how small Europe is and how HUGE Africa is, and how divided/isolated different gene pools of Africa were by insurmountable geographic factors.
The re-Mixing of Dutch, English, Germans and French in North America was basically a genetic reunion.
The mixing of different black African racial subspecies in the Americas as a result of slavery was much more radical, even though mostly from West Africa.
The genetic demographics of East and S.E. Asia are another story. How many different genetically Chinese "ethnic" groups are there in China? How many different genetic and ethnic groups were pulled together under the Majapahit Empire?
The big ruckus about Sociobiology, Evolutionary Psychology etc. is that it lends weight to xenophobia as a historically valid adaptive evolutionary strategy (albeit without validating "racism" in the retarded angsty commonsense idea of the term).
Americans are pathetically obsessed with "equality."
Anything that remotely challenges that idea, which means basically everything in existence, results in histrionic fits of insecurity and excessive protests to the contrary.
Preference naturally implies something is better than another.
Anything but "better" ... "better" is a SIN against equality.
If there is a "Master Race" on Earth it is probably the Chinese.
If European culture could claim unbroken continuity as far back as Ancient Egypt, we could claim to be Historical peers of the Chinese.
China does not have to defeat the West. China can sit back and wait while we self-destruct.
I've always said, in another century or two the USA will be a VERY short chapter in a Chinese history book.
The other day I needed to look up "Japan" on Wikipedia to get a time-line for something else and this line struck me "The first written mention of Japan begins with brief appearances in Chinese history texts from the first century AD."
China is odd. They tend to have too many internal issues to act "imperialistic" abroad, but counter to that they have so many people that their version of emigration (as what is happening in Africa now) is another culture's idea of invasion. Demographically one thin slice of their pie is enough to saturate a smaller nation. Interestingly the Chinese tend to set themselves up as "economic middlemen" in whatever countries they emigrate to, especially in SE Asia and Africa, historically parallel to Jews in Europe, Russia, and the USA. They are an extreme minority in crucial economic hub positions of resource distribution, banking, etc. and subject to similar resentment from the majority host culture in times of crisis.
Two core books on race and culture:
RACE by John R. Baker. (Oxford University Press)
RACE & CULTURE by Thomas Sowell.
Anyone who imagines these are "racist" texts either has never read them, or their definition of "racist" is so broad that anyone admitting there are different races, much less differences between them, is "racist."