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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 > chines! > e], > 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. > > > ~*AKHILESH*~ > > > > --------------------------------- > Do you Yahoo!? > Find out what made the Top Yahoo! Searches of 2003
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Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>Science of Race (was Racial Classification was LOTR credit line)