language, people, language

Jim Jaszewski ab975 at
Mon Jul 17 23:45:54 MDT 1995

On Mon, 17 Jul 1995, Lisa Rogers wrote:

> Rather than "'mongoloid' peoples" I suggest the terms "Asian",
> "indigenous Asian" or "of Asian ancestry".

	I understand the 'problem' with this, and considered it, but Asia
includes all kinds of people, many of them caucasian, turkic and tamil.
Using 'asian ancestry' is like using 'developmentally challenged' -- an
obscuring (and frankly, stupid) euphemism...

	Maybe you'd prefer 'sinoid'??


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