Re: Racial Classification (was Re: LOTR credit line)
|From:||Adam Walker <carrajena@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 1, 2004, 1:42|
Well, I've always thought the Latinos (at least the
Mestizos) sould be classed as Pink since they are part
White and part Red. ;-) And Dravidians should be the
Purple race. I mean they're at least as purple as
Amerinds are red or Africans are black! *g*
--- Akhilesh Pillalamarri <valardil@...> wrote:
> The racial classification system is totally messed
> up. When they say "asian," i guess they mean the
> "East asians." I also guess "white" refers to people
> of european, north african, and middle eastern
> descent, though i cant figure out where central
> asians belong. I also wonder aobut native americans
> and austrialian natives. I'm of indian (from India)
> descent. I cant figure out if im "white" or "asian."
> I kno im supposed to be white, but it doesnt seem to
> fit. I kno many indians that if they didnt have
> "Caucassian" features, they would be classified as
> "Black." And then, for blacks, i would exclude
> Khosian people. They should really create a better
> classification system, though scientifically race is
> non-existant; how about: northern
> white(european,some central asians), southern
> white(most middle eastern,north africa,india?),
> asian (many east and southeast asians), northern
> asian (north and many east asians) [there is a big
> difference genetically between north and south
> amerindians, austrialian aborigonies, black,
> khosian people, pacific islander, and pygmies.Thats
> 10, and it makes better sense. though i cant really
> draw a line between my "Asian" and "North Asian"
> group, and the "Asian" and "Pacific islander" group.
> I also cant figure out where to put eskimos. And
> latinos dont even form a group so their really hard
> to classify. Please give me feedback, questions,
> answers, comments, (general discussion). Read
> "Genes, Race, and Language" very good book.
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