TikTok Girl pushes the boundaries of Race Realism

She received over 1.6 million views on YouTube, TikTok and other social media platforms.

The video was released 1.5 years ago. She was an anonymous poster.

In a very calm voice, she simply called out the hypocrisy of race realism deniers, many of whom are in academia, the media, and most assuredly on social media platforms.

“9 subspecies of Tigers.  3 subspecies of Giraffes.  7 subspecies of Zebras.  But no subspecies of Humans?”

Tiktok which has a bias against science that doesn’t fit a leftwing narrative, eventually took the video down.

Subspecies for Chimpanzees and other Primates, but not for Humans?

Tiktok Girl

Tiktok Girl

They are perfectly fine with multiple subspecies designations within the animal kingdom. Yet, when it comes to the human animal, suddenly there are no subspecies.

Predictably she got some major push back.  Commenters attacked her.  Some said:

“We are all part of the same race, the human race.”

But new genetics evidence does not jive with that We are the World narrative.  For example, in 2010 geneticists discovered 2 to 4% Neanderthal DNA in both Asians and Europeans.  Africans have only tiny traces of Neanderthal DNA admixture.  Geneticists theorize that those traces came from later colonialists.  And some African tribes have zero Neanderthal.

In 2006, anthropology professors Jeffrey Wahl and Michael Hammer, published a paper in Science Direct, “Archaic admixture in the human genome.” They asserted that recent work strongly suggested Neanderthals “contributed to at least 5% of the modern European” gene pool.   Four years later, a team at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany led by genetics experts Swedish biologist Dr. Svante Pääbo and his lab assistant Johannes Krause  confirmed Neanderthal DNA in the modern human genome.  As the WSJ described, 2014, [Pääbo] “found that Neanderthal DNA makes up 1% to 2% of the genome of many modern humans—except Africans, who have no Neanderthal contribution.”

Indeed, there is some evidence to suggest that Neanderthal DNA percentage could be even higher, closer to 6%.  Otzi the Iceman for example, was found to have 5.5% Neanderthal DNA admixture, per University of Wisconsin professor John Hawks.

NeanderthalsEuropeans’ Neanderthal admixture could explain exceptional abilities in logic, reasoning, innovation and adaption to challenging environments.  It could also account for unique phenotypic traits.

Spencer Wells,  Journey of Man, (1:02): “The Ice Age was to cut the first Europeans off, eliminating any contact with the outside world. In isolation they developed distinctive traits. Their hair color changed; the shape of their noses changed; even their height. Today, people with European ancestry… look pretty different from our distant ancestors.”

Africans have up to 19% archaic DNA admixture.  This was confirmed by a 2020 study by two UCLA geneticists.

19% Australopithecine DNA admixture in modern Africans

From Sriram Sankararaman at a 2020 CARTA lecture: “There was integration into the African population, from a superarchaic population that split off prior to the split between Neanderthals and modern Humans [600,000 years ago]… neither Neanderthal or Denisovan… a ghost archaic population… so when did this population come back and interbreed with Africans…. of about 43,000 years…  Further, we estimate a fairly substantial contribution of this archaic ghost lineage of about 11%…  What is this population?  We don’t know.”

East Asians have roughly 5% Denisovan DNA.  According to ScienceMag.org “Denisovans interbred with H. sapiens… present-day human genetic makeup reflects that varied background, as in modern Melanesian populations… 4 to 6% [of DNA is] derived from Denisovans.”

GigantopithecusIn 1997 a third subspecies of Orangutans was discovered in the jungles of Sumatra – the Tapanuli.  That species has ancient lineage to the Gigantopithecus.  We now know there are three distinct subspecies or even species of Orangs.  Some scientists classify the Borneo Orangs into 3 subspecies.

There are 4 confirmed subspecies of Chimpanzees: Western, Eastern, Central and Cameroon/Nigeria.  Some researchers argue there might even be a 5th breakoff subspecies in the North from the Central population.

Of course, there are also the Bonobos.

Scientists have argued for years as to how many Gorilla species there are and subspecies.  The general consensus suggests at least two Species – Lowland and Mountain Gorillas.  But those species are divided into some say 7 subspecies, others say 9.

There are approximately 320,000 Orangutans with 3 species and 3 subspecies.  There 280,000 Chimpanzees with 4 subspecies, and the Bonobos.  There are two species and possibly as high as 9 subspecies of Gorillas, estimated worldwide population at 200,000.

Most scientists will say no subspecies exist among modern Homo sapiens. There are 8 billion Humans, but no subspecies?


Author Eric

FSU grad, US Navy Veteran. Houston, Texas

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