Color of skin has a strong genetic basis but also depends on sun exposure. People of various geographic, ethnic and “racial” backgrounds can have the same shade of skin color. The concept of “race” is very complicated because groups are always interbreeding and migrating and interbreeding some more. And “race” is not skin color, but defined simply as, “a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits.” So that grouping can be done a lot of ways. There is no consensus on where to draw lines. What are you suggesting is a “straight-up FACT”? Skin color? That’s not race. What exactly are you suggesting is a straight-up fact?

You can tell what “race” someone is (accurately) before you can (accurately) tell whether someone was born with a penis or vagina? We evolved the ability to tell immediately (and accurately) whether someone produces sperm or ova 98%+ of the time (allowing for DSD conditions), or slightly less of the time now that an increasing number of people are drastically changing their hormonal situations. If we couldn’t tell, there wouldn’t be so much anguish and work regarding “passing,” after all.

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