It's been a while since I've taken Keith Ablow to the woodshed. Mercifully, I tend to forget about this creep, but then one of his ablowviations makes it to the blogosphere. Well, Ablow's latest is another bit of non-scientific jackassery:
Who was the first human being in the world to say that transgenderism would pave the way for people to declare their own races? Dr. Keith Ablow. I warned about it. And it's happening and it will happen with age because of guys like Mark Zuckerberg, who have you invent your life on Facebook and then don't understand the concepts of the borders of a country. The country's a real mark, he's part of this too. It's part of the denial of reality.
Race is a social construct, there is no biological basis for the concept of race. I believe that Ablow is really afraid that a world in which transgendered persons are accepted is one which is likely to jettison the whole concept of race, and realize that the human species is one big, interconnected family.
He's not warning about a world in which individuals can declare their own races, he's warning about a world in which people can declare that there is no such thing as race. That kind of world, in which Ablow can't claim superiority because of the melanin content of his skin, is what really has him worried.