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Terms of Race and Nationality

From:Abrigon Gusiq <abrigon@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 10, 2002, 23:58
I know in this modern era. To be called European has atleast three
meanings, atleast when it comes to a person.

European meaning white person (for the most part).
European by living in a location that is in Europe, which can be fun if
you are not "white" or you are from Turkey, since you could be Turkish,
but not European, since you don't live in Europe.
European as in a member of the European Union, but what do you call
someone outside of the Union?
Also like many terms, if you are European by culture, then you could be
European, even if you live on Mars!?
Citzenship? A country in Europe?

It is even worse when you think Hispanic, you can be Hispanic, but not
European. But can be Hispanic and be European (Spanish)!?

Maybe we should just take the name of our internet provider?

Or the name of the semi-corperate body we call a Government? Citizen is
basically a stock holder. After all much of our American form of
Government is based more on merchantile law/rules.

Got that rant out of the way.

Mike