Ashley Stewart started the topic No Such Thing as Ethnic Groups…It is All in Our Head Study Reveals in the forum Diversity 2.0 11 years, 10 months ago
A recent study from my favorite source the Science Daily reported that ethnic groups are a creation of our minds and not grounded in genetic reality. What substitutes for what we think are ethnic differences are really the result of social rules and norms we have created to erect barriers between groups. Probably as a way to promote the status of our own respective ingroup. Which is wholly grounded in the science of evolutionary psychology. The study also stated that there is more genetic difference between the same members of an ingroup then there are between different groups. In other words two European Americans may have less genetic material in common than a European and African American respectively.
What this means: This research suggests that our whole paradigm or perspective must change to meet the reality of the real world. Just like our basic understanding of the world had to change when it was determined that the earth was flat. So to is the need for a mindshift of our current mindset which promotes that skin color is a real source of genetic difference between people. Leaders who get their followers to understand there is much more that connects us together than there are differences that tear us apart. However, it is the differences if levaraged correctly that can provide the extra boost to excel past competitors.
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