When you think about race.

In 2020, when the world suffers from Pandemics, the Black Live Matter movement took place around the world again in memory of George Floyd, who was victimized by excessive police suppression. Human beings are composed of various races, including white and black Asians, but there are many discrimination and conflict within them. One of the biggest reasons for this discrimination is that mankind is still a white-centered society. Everyone knows that many European countries in the past have built colonies in many parts of the world and thus accumulated huge wealth. Was it possible because they were superior to other races? Perhaps most people know the answer. In Jared Diamond’s book ‘Guns, Germs, and Steel’, he talks about the benefits of form on the continent as the first reason that European countries have been able to stay ahead of other countries. The form of agriculture is more affected by latitude than longitude, with Eurasia being the longest continent on the side. In other words, it means a large area with the same latitude. This has brought the spread and development of agriculture to Europe, and the development of agriculture has led to population growth. The increase in population also created an empire, in which letters were born. The birth of letters caused the development of technology, or military power, through the database of records. Secondly, many mammals such as cattle horses and pigs that can be domesticated live in the Eurasian continent. This livestock has had a great impact on agriculture and technological development and have also given Europeans antibodies to the germs held by various animals. When Europeans arrived in the Americas in the past, the natives, who had only antibodies to one type of germ, were exterminated. As you can see in his book, the reason why European countries representing white people were so powerful is because of environmental factors, not race. These days, articles about Asian abhorrence are frequently published because of the coronavirus. Although it is true that the virus spread first in Asian countries, it is only for a number of environmental reasons and should not act disparaging Asians. In a time when many people are struggling and exhausted by the coronavirus, we should cooperate with each other to cope wisely with the post-corona era, rather than confront each other between races.

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‘Guns, Germs, and Steel’ by Jared Diamond

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  • 20th July 2020 at 5:12 pm
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    This is really interesting, the growing literature about environmental factors is worth keeping an eye on- I’ll give Guns, Germs and Steel a read!

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