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Why Indians Might Share the Same Genes as (White) Europeans and Americans
As everybody knows, race has been used as an excuse for violence and hatred for countless centuries.
Unfortunately for white supremacists, however, the very idea of race is one that scientists barely employ, as it is such a complicated and unclear affair.
This hub will use the example of Indians and (white) Europeans and Americans to illustrate the case.
Anybody who knows anything about the history of the part of the world that stretches from Greanland and Iceland east across Europe to India, will know that this entire region, encompassing Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal, Turkey, Russia, and Iran, to name but a few countries, has been crisscrossed by various peoples for millenia.
Of particular interest on this topic is the notion of the "Aryan."
Perverted by Hitler and the Nazis, in fact the word Aryan most correctly refers to a people now called Proto-Indo-Europeans.
Proto- simply meaning 'earliest', these were a people who spoke a language called PIE (Proto-Indo-European). They lived in the southwestern part of modern Russia/Georgia/Ukraine, just northeast of Turkey and north of Iran.
These people spread over many hundreds of years as far east as India and as far west, eventually, as San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver.
Rather than attempt to use physical characteristics to identify this "race", something next-to-impossible to do even since the development of modern genetics over the past decade or two, anthropologists instead use language to map out who the descendants of the Indo-Europeans were.
In fact, a large number of languages were all once local dialects of this original Proto-Indo-European tongue, at first divergent to a small degree, like British and American English, then diverging over time, thanks to geographic isolation into similar languages (much like modern Italian and Spanish), until time separated their unique developments to a point where only a specialist can tell you which languages were originally local dialects of the original tongue.
Modern linguistics is able to tell us that Russian, Latin languages like French, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, etc., Germanic languages like English, Icelandic, Danish and Norwegian, and Slavic languages like Czech, Polish, Serbo-Croat and Ukrainian were all the same language several millenia ago.
More interestingly still, Persian (Farsi), which is the language spoken in Iran, as well as the language spoken by certain Indians of India, belong to this group which encompasses also Latin, Greek, and Gaelic (Scots, Irish, Welsh, Cornish, Manx, and Breton).
In short, the modern science of linguistics puts the theory of race supremacists to shame.
People who can rightly claim ancestry back to the ancient Romans and Greeks must recognize that they share genes with Iranian Muslims and certain people in India.
We know this because similarities that cannot be coincidence between some Indian dialects, Latin, Greek and Iranian (Persian), as well as English, Spanish and, yes, German, show that there was once a small band of people who spoke Proto-Indo-European, who gradually spread east across Europe and west down into India and Iran.
This alone is a reason to laugh at anyone claiming to know anything about 'race.'