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The human race: "humankind's God-given creativity" (New York Times).
the human race; humanity
hu•man•kind(ˈhyu mənˌkaɪnd, -ˈkaɪnd; often ˈyu-)
human beings collectively; the human race; humanity.
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|Noun||1.||humankind - all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"|
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"