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Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Friday, October 17, 2003, 13:05
Quoting Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>:

> > > I'm not sure I'd buy into capitalising "Gay" (any > > > more than "Straight"), though, neither > > > racio-ethnic terms. Those are kind of like > > > capitalising "green eyed". > > I suspect any group subjected to long-term prejudices (at least n the USA) > is likely to capitolize its label: "Asians", "Blacks".
"Asian" isn't really relevant here - the adjectives (and therefrom derived nouns) refering to the continents are always capitalized.
> >I thought is was usual practice to capitalize the more scientif[i]quesque > >race- > >labels like "Caucasoid", "Mongoloid" and "Negroid"? > > "Appelachians"? "Cajuns"?
I'm afraid I'm missing the point. To my knowledge, neither of those is a racial term, while they go well enough with the long-standing tradition of capitalizing words refering to ethnicities and whatever the word is for people comming from an area designated with a particular toponym. Andreas


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>