Short answer: From Noah’s Family
Bible Text: Acts 17:26
“and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation”
“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.”
“Now the sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem and Ham and Japheth; and Ham was the father of Canaan. These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was populated.“
The Bible teaches us that humanity is all “one blood” derived from Adam and Eve’s genetic line. the human race.
Still, people tend to focus more on differences than similarities. This often leads to racist attitudes. Textbooks once taught that some races were more evolved than others. Evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould admitted that:
“Biological arguments for racism may have been common before 1859, but they increased by orders of magnitude following the acceptance of evolutionary theory.”
In fact, an African pygmy named Ota Benga was once displayed in the Bronx Zoo alongside an orangutan due to out-dated racist attitudes fueled by evolutionary arguments.
The sin of racism is hatred in its vilest form and respect of persons in its mildest. Jesus specifically denounced hate as murder during the Sermon on the Mount in the same way He denounced lust as adultery (Matt.5:21,22). John goes on to famously say that “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? (1 John 4:20).” James also notes that he that commits respect of persons commits sin (James 2:8,9), which only stands to reason since God Himself is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34; Rom.2:11). Genesis states that God created mankind in His own image (Gen.1:27); therefore, racism is an affront to God Himself!
Still, some claim that the Bible says that dark-skinned men resulted from the “curse of Ham,” an idea derived from a false interpretation of Genesis 9:25, that God marked Cain by giving him black skin after he killed his brother Abel or, bizarrely, blacks are the offspring of demons. None of the passages they use to try to justify their racism so much as mention skin color. As regards interracial marriage specifically, some maintain that miscegenation caused Israel to be judged by God; however, when God forbade Israel to intermarry with the Canaanites, the issue was not racial purity. A careful reading of these passages reveals that God warned them that if they married peoples of other faiths, they would forsake God for idol worship — which is exactly what occurred!
Another example of Scripture-twisting is this claim that since God made everything “after its kind” that we should maintain “racial purity.” However, a Biblical “created kind” has the ability to interbreed, which people of differing ethnicities can clearly do. A created kind has no reference to skin color. According to the Genesis record, we are all the genetic offspring of Adam and Eve (cf. Gen.3:20; Deut.32:8; Luke 3:38) and of Noah and his wife. The biblical view is of one human race, who were separated into different language groups at Babel (cf. Gen.11:1-9). As they dispersed and certain physical traits became isolated, the various cultures and people groups of the world developed.
The Punnet square at left shows the range of skin color coded into the genetic potential of two middle-skinned people. In fact, there is only 0.2% difference between any two people, no matter their ethnicity and so-called “racial” differences [skin color, eye shape, etc] only account for 0.012 of human biological variation. In fact, twins of differing ethnicities are sometimes born to a couple. This supports the Biblical view that God made us all of one blood.
God does not judge us by the color of our skin, but by the condition of our heart (1 Sam.16:7). All, regardless of race or culture, are guilty before God and in need of a Savior (Rom.3:23; Gal.3:22). All sinned in our father Adam, but the Good News is that anyone of Adam’s bloodline may be saved through the shed blood of Christ. [John3:16; 1 Cor 15:22]