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Patrick Wachira

IT Consulant, San Francisco State University

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In order to achieve a social and economic equality, we need to change the core of humanity.

Premised under Darwin, life and more specifically humanity is based on propagation. Racism i contend, at the core, is self-preservation and the propagation of a unique species. Dilution of a gene pool allows the eventual eradication of a trait or group; as such in order to achieve equality we need to change the reason for being.
For thousands of years, human lived long enough to propagate then died. This allowed for the continuation of the gene pool .Though certain traits were eliminated, the overall structure was maintained (black skinned tone, white skin tone, language structure) continued to thrive .
However human curiosity allowed to obsess and then experiment on what’s was beyond the horizon. However our base code still maintains an innate routine that calls for self preservation. This interns manifests itself as sub-groups (tribes, race, language etc.).
To achieve the third wave of human evolution, we need to define a new reason of being. The basis of why we exist needs to shift from propagation of the species to enlightenment. Am not sure how to change this base code, but a wise man said to know and define a problem is the first step to having a solution.

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  • Feb 13 2013: NO! am not advocating racial purity far from it, my contention is, we've been trying to solve most this issues for years but we seem to be heading no where. Could it be because a predisposition meaning nature or nurture. I believe most of the problems we have in society today, date back to the basic idea of survival premised on propagation. To countermand this basic code, we need to redefine why we are here now. Whats the reason for being, is it still our nascent humanity or have we evolved beyond this point. The more challenging question would be, if we have not as i suggest, can we?

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