Letter: Anti-racist Eltham
Tuesday 09 March 1999
Sir: Almost all discussion of race and ethnicity is nonsense ("Every mixed race marriage is building a better Britain", 4 March).
All human beings are "mixed-race", resulting from complex combinations of the genes of all our ancestors, and all human marriages are "mixed- race", involving further combinations of combinations, all the way back to our obscure origins from notional ape-like creatures in East Africa thousands of generations ago.
The only proper answer to questions about our race or ethnic origin is "human".
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