[APG Public List] Re: [APG Members] "caucasian" instead of "white"

Craig Kilby persisto at live.com
Sun Dec 6 16:06:27 MST 2009


Roland,

You have to take all of this in the context of the time at which it was written. Recently, I have found Nelson Mandela and a Kenyan athlete described as :African-American. Just what that is supposed to mean is anyone's guess.

Craig Kilby

On Dec 6, 2009, at 3:55 PM, Rolgeiger at aol.com wrote:

> Hello, 
> 
> Reading the "Declaration of the Intention" of a woman from 1917 she states:
> 
> color white
> complexion fair
> 
> I read that: 
> color of skin: white
> color of face: "fair" = bright?
>  
> Or what is the difference? And why is there a difference?
> 
> From a friend I learned that today they take "caucasian" instead of "white" for color of skin.
> 
> Can someone tell me the reason for that?
> 
> Thanks a lot in advance. 
> 
> Roland Geiger, St. Wendel, Germany
>  

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