You mean the Negroid, Caucasoid, Mongoloid races Blumenbach created??
Personally, as a Muslim, I attribute the creative process to Allah. YMMV.
So yes, race is a social construct by white men to keep the races divided..
So no; that’s your opinion stated as fact.
If your argument is that the original designation of “race” (e.g., the division of Homo Sapiens into groups based on skin color) is specious, trivial, and largely irrelevant in today’s world, then we’d agree.
However (1) the observation that skin color differs regionally is a scientific observation, (2) there is no evidence that Blumenbach created his categories “to keep races divided”, and (3) in fact, Blumenbach argued AGAINST that thought with other biologists who did want to label the races as “better” or “worse” than others.
So……racial categorization as unscientific? No. Racial categorization irrelevant today? Yes. Racial categorization created as a social construct? No. Has categorization been used as a weapon to discriminate? Absolutely.
which is why Abraham Lincoln claims the black and white races cannot coexist.
And why Asians would never be classified as being white unless those of them look white enough. Think about it.
See above. Sometimes its best to not OVERthink these things, and read too deeply into them. Always apply Ockham’s Razor. There is a difference between things which are racIAL and things which are raCIST. These are often conflated in today’s hypercharged political environment.