language, people, language

Roderick Hay rhay at mcmail.CIS.McMaster.CA
Tue Jul 18 11:33:30 MDT 1995


It probably really doesn't matter what term you use. Any attempt at
"racial" classification will very quickly lead to absurdity. There is no
such thing as race, so how can you use it classify people?


On Tue, 18 Jul 1995, Jim Jaszewski wrote:

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> On Mon, 17 Jul 1995, Lisa Rogers wrote:
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> > Rather than "'mongoloid' peoples" I suggest the terms "Asian",
> > "indigenous Asian" or "of Asian ancestry".
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> 	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...
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> 	Maybe you'd prefer 'sinoid'??
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