Quote:Fixation index, or FST, is a way to measure genetic distance between populations. The FST between Whites (British) and Blacks (Bantu) is 0.23.
The FST between the common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and the bonobo (Pan paniscus) is
0.103 which is half the White-Black difference despite the two being classified as separate species. The FST between two gorilla species, Gorilla gorilla and Gorilla beringei is 0.04 or 1/6 the difference between Blacks and Whites. The FST between humans and Neanderthals is less than 0.08 or about 1/3 the Black-White difference. The FST between humans and homo erectus is 0.17 which is 3/4 the Black-White distance.
Thus Whites and Blacks are more genetically distant than two different chimpanzee species, two different gorilla species, humans vs Neanderthals, and humans vs homo erectus. If one is consistent and objective with taxonomic classification systems even in regards to human populations, Blacks and Whites could (and arguably should) be classified into separate species and at the very least into different subspecies.