is the use of ostensibly scientific or pseudoscientific techniques and hypotheses to support or justify the belief inracism, racial inferiority, racialism, or racial superiority.
Carlos Linnaeus: Classifying the Human Race
Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778), the Swedish physician, botanist, and zoologist, modified the established taxonomic bases of binomial nomenclature for fauna and flora, and was a pioneer researcher in biologically defining human race.
According to Kenneth A. R. Kennedy (1976), Linneus certainly considered his own culture better, but his motives for classification of human varieties were not race-centered. The Linnean Society of London has stated that in Linnaeus’ view, “Europeans’ superiority resides in “culture,”
In Systema Naturae (1767), he labeled five “varieties” of human species. Each one was described as possessing the following physiognomic characteristics “varying by culture and place”:
- The Americanus: red, choleraic, righteous; black, straight, thick hair; stubborn, zealous, free; painting himself with red lines, and regulated by customs.
- The Europeanus: white, sanguine, browny; with abundant, long hair; blue eyes; gentle, acute, inventive; covered with close vestments; and regulated by customs.
- The Asiaticus: yellow, melancholic, stiff; black hair, dark eyes; severe, haughty, greedy; covered with loose clothing; and regulated by opinions.
- The Afer or Africanus: black, phlegmatic, relaxed; black, frizzled hair; silky skin, flat nose, tumid lips; females without shame; mammary glands give milk abundantly; crafty, sly, careless; anoints himself with grease; and regulated by will.
Let us break away from this Euro-centric White Supreacy thought process of accepting their validation of who we are. Man Know Thyself. – One People, One Mind