I was wondering what others think about the possibility that race is a 'just' way of describing what would be considered as 'subspecies' in any other species. I am half black and half white so I would not offend anyone asking such a thing. in any other species, if there are populations isolated in different geographical regions of one species that have distinct physical features fully common in a group, they consider it a subspecies. just like different human races, mating and fertility between subspecies is equally possible, but the offspring will contain genes representing both variations of the species. this has been adressed in the past century by scientists. Could it be that the only difference between 'human race' and 'subspecies' is the name of the terms? If that happens to be true it would be because humans are best viewed all equal with no comparison of differences and race is a fare way of describing differences if necessary. Maybe if we were subspecies of some other intelligent species, we would argue against the word 'subspecies' and say 'race' for unity across the species.