This is daily blog post #270.
Something to ponder:
Do you guys think that the Chinese race will go extinct?
Now, hear me out.
If I were to have children with someone who is NOT ethnically Chinese, every generation under me will never be 100% Chinese again. Genetically and statistically, it can’t happen.
The same goes for any ethnicity.
Eventually, and I don’t know how long it’ll take, (or we might go extinct by then), all of humanity will be mixed races.
10% African, 10% Japanese, 10% Chinese, 70% Italian.
5% Indian, 10% Caucasian, 12.5% French, 12.5% Korean, 35% Malaysian, 25% ???.
75% Armenian, 25% Russian.
50% ??? and 50% Mexican.
In the end, the pool of mixed racial people will continue to grow, and those who are only one ethnicity will slowly (potentially VERY slowly) fall.
This may take forever, or humanity altogether might go extinct before it is able to happen. But the Chinese can’t only reproduce with other Chinese forever. (or can they???)
But still, I think it’s quite interesting to ponder. And which is why I don’t understand racism. In fact, didn’t humanity stem from Africa? Don’t we all have African heritage? (I don’t know, but I’ve read research papers that claim this)
Growing up, I’ve always felt that I needed to marry someone who was Chinese. Now, that concept has been completely dispelled for me. The future is one where all races are together. The future is one where our identities are not predetermined by whether we are black or white because we can appreciate both (or many) cultures.
The idea that the potential for pure ethnicities (100%) may disappear in the (far) future is a bit scary. I love my culture… and I definitely don’t want it to be taken away from me. But I don’t think that this is a matter of destroying cultures, but rather connecting them and sharing them.
In the same breath, I understand a lot of my friends who are racially mixed who often struggle with their different cultural backgrounds. I can never understand how they feel, being treated in two different lights. The world is just different for them because right now, they are literally living in two different worlds. I don’t have an answer to this, but I would imagine that if we, as a society, can all embrace our different diverse backgrounds (whether it be one ethnicity or several), the world will be more connected.
A few days ago, I saw a lovely family where the mother was Chinese and the father was black. Their children spoke perfect Mandarin AND English. A few years ago, I never would have expected to see this in China.
I may just be rambling, but I do think this is up for debate and conversation. If you disagree, please let me know. If you have something to add, please share. In the end, I just think it’s something worth pondering about (also another reason why I think racism is simply unfounded and idiotic).