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It still exists. Because it’s systemic, it may not always be conscious, overt or deliberate but can lead to overt or deliberate racism by skewed public perception (such as “biological race must be a real thing because...’sickle cell’”...well,only a little bit of digging disproves that - and suspiciously, that was known since 1937 when eugenics had a hold on science and was being used for horribly overt racist politics). Though there may be a higher incidence of sickle cell in some populations, it can be found across the human race. Therefore it is not proof that biological race exists, but that sickle cell is human trait. Race is socially constructed, not genetic. There can be as many or more genetic differences between people who share the same “race”, who come from the same ethnic “backgrounds” as there are between people of different “races”, coming from different ethic “backgrounds”. However, genetically, we are all one race of humans that have been “racialized” into different genetic categories arbitrarily, and it’s a persistent myth that science seems to have a hard time breaking the habit of when they keep looking at “racial” genetics...which is a function of systemic racism. Race is socially constructed, not biological, in origin.