Hello Jeffrey, thank you for appreciating the information and the queries. Yes, indeed, as students of scripture we are commanded to study and think on the Word (2 Timothy 2:15).
Now, as to your question, the answer is, humorously, Blacks and Asians came from Adam, if we all came from Adam. At any rate, in all seriousness now, let me point you briefly to this article titled Creationism, Noah’s Flood, And Race by Paul Braterman posted in 3 Quarks Daily. In all clarity it should be noted that there is only one race when it comes to man, the human race (think about the implication of this, is there a race that is not human?). What we call “Race” today (Black, White, Asian, Aboriginal, Caucasian, Latino, Mongoloid, etc and any mixture of it) is a social construct devised to sustain prejudice and/or superiority complex (every time it is abused). It is a result of the sin nature that is with man. To put it in biblical context, instead of “Races” as viewed today, the word should be Nations. And that too not implying the political boundaries between countries. I mean nations as a group or collection of people with a common ancestor, what we call today, Tribes.
As an example, 100-200 years from now, your offspring and descendants will be of the tribe of Jeffrey, Jeffreyites, if you choose. If you have a brother, his offspring can also form a tribe just like you have the 10 tribes of Israel which collectively can be called Jacobites (better yet, Israelites after his name change). You can extend this, if you wanted to, Isaacites (which would included the Esauites, correctly put as Edomites). As you go up the family tree you can now have/look at the Abrahamites (which would encompass the descendants of Ishmael as well, making the Tribe of Ishmael). Now move up the line further and you have Terahites (from Terah), Nahorites (from Nahor, son of Serug), which would lead you to Serugites, and then you can go up to Reu, Peleg, Eber, Salah (Shelah), Arpachshad (or Cainan – another interesting topic here), and finally Shem, father of all the Semitic nations, aka, Races. Why go through all this trouble? At this point is where I implore you to read and study the descendants of Ham, and likewise of Japheth and find out how they migrated and which places they went to. The Table of Nations in Genesis 10 is a good start and a good summary can be found at freepages_rootsweb_com (the underscores are meant to be dots. Search for THE TABLE OF NATIONS (GENEALOGY OF MANKIND) AND THE ORIGIN OF RACES (HISTORY OF MAN) . (Sorry I am not allowed to add links in my responses).
In addition feel free to read Noah’s Three Sons by Arthur C. Custance whenever you have time. It offers some good insight on this subject.
In fact, understanding that all these nations came from the sons of Noah serves to show you as well that the flood was not just a local flood as implied by Brandon in the article Was Noah’s Flood Global?, but it was Global for all the so called Races mentioned today can trace their origin back to Noah (historically and scientifically). There is no nation you will find on earth today that does not have Noah as their ancestor. You can simply say we are all Noahites making up the Tribe of Noah. If this were not true, then one can say with absolute certainty that the flood was local to make room for the lines of other races to continue their existence. Or, it could be assumed that the other races also had their own corresponding Noah accounts in their own local. We know this is not the case both historically and scientifically.
Now let us get to the Hebrew of Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 regarding “mankind” and “a specific man”.
This section was discussed by Brandon under the topic, Did We All Come From Adam And Eve?.
For neatness and clarity, I am not going to address the subject of Race as it has been discussed above. What is discussed here is the clarity in the language for “man” or “mankind” as used in the article and the reasoning used thereof.
In the section titled, The Word Man, the translation of adam is given, the particle “et” and the article “Ha” are also explained. That is;
Hebrew: “אָדָם”, English: “‘âdâm”
Meaning, “man” or “mankind”.
Hebrew: “האָדָם”, English: “Ha‘âdâm”
With the “article” meaning, “the man” or “the mankind”.
Hebrew: “אֵת-האָדָם”, English: “‘êth-Ha‘âdâm”
With the “particle” and “article” meaning and more specific, “the man” or “the mankind”.
After establishing this the next section asks how the races come into existence? The answer given is that this happens during the Sixth Day of Genesis, Genesis 1:26. And what is the reasoning behind this? I quote,
“ As we have learned and can see in the manuscripts, “man” in Hebrew is “אָדָם” and can mean either “man” or “mankind”.
However, God was discussing the creation of “man” and called “man,” “**them**,” plural. This helps us identify, we are talking about all of mankind, all of the races.”
The logical fallacy made here is called the A Priori Argument, also known as Proof Texting. The context of the scripture being discussed is not considered at all and Hermeneutics is completely forgotten. A single portion of scripture is brought forth and from the use of a single word “them” a conclusion is drawn to mean that “adam” used here implies “mankind”.
Here is a counter argument. The word “Elohim” is plural, right? Since Elohim (a compound unity) says, “…let us…” in the same verse, are we to conclude that Elohim is many Gods since us is plural? I don’t think so.
Furthermore, if you continue reading verse 27 of Genesis 1, you discover that it says, “So God created man[adam] in his own image, in the image of God created he him[otow]; male and female created he them[otam].” We observe here that instead of having “them”- the plural, “him” – the singular is used. Otherwise we would have, “ So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he them; male and female created he them.” This would make absolute sense, but this is not the rendering of the Hebrew. Why is this so?
Now one will ask the question, “So why does God say “them” instead of him in Genesis 1:26?” A critical eye at this point would be quick to observe that in Genesis 1:26 the word where “them” is found is actually “weyirdu” – from radah, meaning to have dominion. It is a verb, qal, conjuctive imperfect, third person masculine plural. It is very different from “otam” – which is a direct object marker, third person masculine plural as used in Genesis 1:27. That being said, the use of “them”- plural in connection to dominion has always troubled people but we are not left without an answer. If you turn to Malachi 2:10-16. The subject of discussion is divorce. Husbands are discouraged from putting away their wives because the moment husband and wife come together, they become one flesh, one entity (a compound unity – echad, Genesis 2:24) Special attention to verse 15 now, looking at the use of the word echad and in context with divorce, knowing that the husband and wife are not separate entities but one, it can be reasoned that before Eve was ever formed/built (banah), her soul was in Adam (And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. Malachi 2:15). And so, from echad we can see why Elohim (God, who is echad) made (asah) adam (man, who is echad) – Genesis 1:26, and also says, “…and let them have dominion (weyirdu)…” granted they (male and female) are one flesh (adam). So follows verse 27 of Genesis 1 in that same manner where man is created (bara).
One can now also take Malachi 2:15further in this argument of different races being made on the sixth day and state that if God did not create only Adam (from whom all the “Races”, which we know now is actually Nations, come from) on the sixth day, then there were more than one Adam (the first ones). As such, Adam is not the 1st adam. Also, there were more than one Eve (assuming husband and wife are not one flesh – separate entities). This paves way to the existence of more than one potential godly seed of which Christ is but one of those potential seeds, for each so called “Race” should have their own representative to atone for sin. But if one man atoned for all of mankind (which is correctly the human race), then were all descendants of Adam who is adam; for he is the first of the human race while Christ is the last Adam!!! See 1 Corinthians 15:45-50. The first of a new creation!!!
This is where I conclude, I hope that is clear enough and allows you to harmonize Genesis 1 and 2 without creating more challenges than we are trying to solve.