Already in the United States, another recessive trait, blue eyes, has grown far less common. A 2002 study by the epidemiologists Mark Grant and Diane Lauderdale found that only 1 in 6 non-Hispanic white Americans has blue eyes, down from more than half of the U.S. white population being blue-eyed just 100 years ago.The idea is that Brazil is paving the way in inter-racial mixing into brownies but this article attacks that facile argument.
Edward Telles, a professor of sociology at Princeton, has written a useful book that blows the whistle on Brazil’s “racial democracy” and the claim that the country has somehow solved problems that baffle the rest of us. Prof. Telles calls for greater honesty in describing the race question, but his proposed solution—quotas—would only light the fuse for greater conflict. His basic position is that genetic explanations for race differences have been refuted and that inequality is a product of culture. His descriptions of Brazilian society thoroughly debunk the image of harmony.
The myth is that miscegenation solved the Brazilian race problem. Mixing between Portuguese migrants—almost all of whom were men—and blacks produced a roughly half black-and-mulatto and half white population that supposedly gets along without friction.
From 1940 to 2000, European immigration decreased, and the percentage of whites fell from 64 percent to 54 percent. Mulattos increased from 21 percent to 43 percent, and blacks declined from 15 to 5 percent.
With more whites of both sexes available for marriage, whites in the middle-class and higher turned their backs on miscegenation, leading to a de facto color line.
The south of Brazil is majority white, and the north is predominantly black and mulatto. In most areas there is residential self-segregation;
As for miscegenation, it now appears to be more myth than reality. Prof. Telles describes a system of exchange in which status, money, and skin color are all carefully evaluated in the marriage market, with very little left of the romance of the racial-rainbow utopia. Everyone wants to marry light-skinned women, and Prof. Telles depicts painful scenes of the blackest of women who are left on the shelf.Also, one commentator pointed out that with genetic engineering on the way, some people may eliminate themselves by engineering for intelligence, health, and beauty in a way that destroys their inherent racial characteristics.
Here's a start on three parent babies.
I happen to be green-eyed.
I remember back in 1984 when newly married and staying at a resort town on Crete how a sudden plane load of Finns or Swedes would show up. I never saw so many dazzling light blondes all at once. It was stunning. The people weren't all pretty or handsome but the lightness of their hair made them seem like they might be.
And so many blonde English girls with the English having the most symmetrical faces and good looks that it reminded me of what the Pope had said when he saw the British slaves brought to Rome: non Angli sed Angeli. (Not Angels but Angels.)
But it's sad to see such beautiful people being ignorant sluts, drunkards, and yobs. The Finns and Swedes got blind drunk every night since the booze was so cheap compared to their nations'. The girls took up with Greek men for the exotic thrill of it all. The men didn't get the chance to pick up Greek girls since they were carefully shut away. I almost never saw any, and we stayed there three months in one town.