This is an interesting question, and I guess it depends on how you look at it. The politically correct thing to say is "Of course not!"<br />
It depends on your point of view. For example, it's been shown that people of certain races have certain traits that are most common among their race. It's not just about skin color, though some people would believe that a dark skin color is preferable to a lighter one or vice versa. Some people might believe that dark eyes are superior to lighter ones. This has a little basis in science, by the way, since lighter colored eyes are more likely to be myopic. Anyway, superiority is basically like beauty, and it is in the eye of the beholder or the person making decisions, There are races that tend to be taller. Races within races that tend to have longer muscles or to be less prone to certain diseases. We are all the same in many senses, but we can also be quite different in others. And where there are differences, there will be judgments as to which characteristics are believed to be more desirable. <br />
As far as personality traits go, that is shakier ground, but I do tend to think that over time culture shapes the way our brains work, and that includes personality. I think that mating between a particular set of people will have an influence on the personalities of their offspring, and it has been proven that certain psychological characteristics are more prone to run in families. So I guess if your mom and dad both have volatile tempers, the odds are greater that you will too. If dad and mom are depressive, odds are greater that you will be. Again, it seems that this is more about culture than race, but you realize that many cultures are often associated with the particular race that promotes that culture. So again, we are all different. And it does seem that certain personality traits and physical traits are somewhat associated with certain races, depending on the lives of the people within that race over time. Some races are viewed as warlike. Some as peacelovers. But within each race, there are those who are anomalies as well. <br />
LIke I said, interesting question. And of course, superiority is a matter of personal opinion. The bush people of the Kalahari are quite small, which might seem inferior to other people. But in their indigenous environment, it is part of what keeps them strong and allows them to survive. As does the sparse amount of body hair, and their very dark skins.
I definitely agree with the culture aspect of your argument. Skin color just happens to often go hand in hand with certain cultures. It's not the skin color that affects personality but the culture from which those people came from. And as Vessa showed with her example, superiority is a matter of perspective.
What I've seen is cultural common traits, not racial personality traits.
What? Nemo would be appalled.
People from various races and groups have common CULTURAL characteristics. As for superior, it depends on what you mean by superior. Studies have shown that people all over the world have the same approximate IQs and abilities to cope with life.
Yes the closer you are geneticly (like in a family) the more aspect of the same genes are expressed. <br />
Is a rose superior to a gardinaia? Superiority is subjective.
i think that, physically, we have the evolutionary traits of our ancestral forebearers... i.e., mine were nordic, so i have a long bony nose which was more efficient in warming the artic air before it reached the lungs... even though my family hasn't lived in that region for ages. i went to a family reunion to meet a side of my family i'd never seen before and was shocked at how similar the facial structures and builds of the people there were. so if a person and their ancestors stays in the same geographical location for many generations, i think that they can take on many similar physical traits.<br />
however, if a baby from that region i've described grows up in subsaharan Africa, it will obviously take on the cultural and behavioral traits of the people which surround it.<br />
given the transitory nature of people in the modern world, the "lines of demarcation" (if any there ever were) are constantly being blurred, complicated, confounded and confused. the result is a beautiful interwoven tapestry of life which is best appreciated as it exists, in its totality, rather than pulling it apart and attempting to limit it within defined parameters. <br />
that said, it never hurts to learn a person's background and experiences before attempting to judge their actions or beliefs.
The first is false. The second is true.
I find that there are some generally more common traits that exist depending on where abouts on the class ladder people find themselves..So a single child from a middle class background will have particular issues that are different from say the working class person from a large over-crowded family..<br />
So too,.a race may differ as a result of its place in history and cultural circumstance...<br />
Given the same set of conditions i think most people are mostly going to turn out mostly the same...Human.
haha! you're funny. of course blue fish are superior to goldfish. goldfish are so common.
I think yes races certainly do have common traits but it also has to do with how you were raised