The Fifth World

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April 20, 2412

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Race

Race emerged in the last few centuries of civilization as a taxonomy for classifying human beings, and did not survive its collapse as a widely understood concept. Though human beings have identified themselves and others as members of different groups for as long as we can tell, the notion that these differences have something to do with biology only took root in the age of colonialism and only lasted for a few centuries. 

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