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Racial Classification (was Re: LOTR credit line)

From:Akhilesh Pillalamarri <valardil@...>
Date:Thursday, January 1, 2004, 0:30
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!
 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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