I am also considered to be sharing the same ancestry with the people of my race. I have also come to know that races are mostly linked with a specific geographic area. I am able to relate to this because my friends, me, and people i interact with, are all linked to a specific race depending on the geographic area that we come from. There are three types of race: Negroid, or the black race; Caucasoid, or the white race; and Mongoloid, or people who belong to the yellow race (R. Smedley & B. Smedley, 2012).
I have noted that the race classification concept has proved not to work very well when it comes to humans as compared to other organisms. Reasons for this include: humans inhabit a wide stretch of environments and are constantly traveling to and fro. An example being I am able to travel from Europe to Africa. This makes it very easy for gene flow to occur between me and people in Africa, making it difficult to organize people into distinct groups (R. Smedley & B. Smedley, 2012). By studying Charles Darwins work I am also able to see that race concept has no validity, he also considered classification of human beings into races as a futile exercise. He stated that there are only one human species and for this reason, and there are no reasonable grounds for developing human beings at a lower taxonomic level like race (R. Smedley & B. Smedley, 2012).
Europeans used race as a way of distinguishing and controlling other groups that were not of the same race as them (R. Smedley & B. Smedley, 2012). It is widely known that skin color is majorly used in dividing people into different racial groups. When one has a white skin, they are white, and when one has a dark skin color, they are black. This may not be reliable because an individual from African genes may have a similar skin shade as an individual who is of Asian origin. Someone of Asian origin may also have a similar shade as one who