Okay, so I was telling my dad about this article: http://io9.com/5436621/theories-on-why-our-bigger-brained-predecessors-vanished that I'd read a few minutes before and somehow our conversation ended up drifting and I mentioned a study that I'd read (somewhere... Newsweek I think) about cultural academics that basically said that people of from Jewish families tend to pursue more academic careers because of a certain cultural push... And so my dad told me I'm a racist. I tried arguing that there ARE differences (mind you, not differences in capability, differences in "cultural perception" if you know what I mean) between cultures and to ignore them would be ignorance (A bit redundant, but whatever). But he just kept insisting that I'm a racist. This has bothered me somewhat. I've nevered even cared about race until now. For me, its about as important as something like eye colour or navel type (innie or outie). So is it racist to acknowledge the difference between cultures? ... On the other hand, my dad said that you just shouldn't think of people as being just another part of cultures anyways and just think of them on an individual basis. I feel like we're both right in a way. I'm confused and a bit taken aback at being labled a racist by my own dad (even if it was -at least partially- in jest). So what do you think? BTW if you're an outie GTFO NOW YOU INSIDE-OUT ABOMINATION OF NATURE!