[APG Public List] Re: [APG Members] "caucasian" instead of "white"
michael.hait at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 6 16:13:51 MST 2009
That reminds me of an American newscast from a few years ago in which the anchor referred to Britain's "African-American population" -- referring to British natives, not American transplants.
From: Craig Kilby
Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2009 6:06 PM
To: Rolgeiger at aol.com
Cc: apgpubliclist at apgen.org ; apgmembersonlylist at apgen.org
Subject: Re: [APG Members] "caucasian" instead of "white"
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.
On Dec 6, 2009, at 3:55 PM, Rolgeiger at aol.com wrote:
Reading the "Declaration of the Intention" of a woman from 1917 she states:
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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