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Post time 2004-8-30 16:53:16 |Display all floors

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先生,你对Caucasian的理解又一次证明你对一些知识的深度把握上欠佳,可谓只知其一,不知其二.
Caucasian is originally a geographical term, meaning relative or pertaining to the Caucasus region of eastern Europe. It has in time acquired other specific meanings:
1.in forensic anthropology and census contexts, especially in the United States, the Caucasian type is a specific combination of physical attributes, especially white skin.
2.in common usage and political contexts, Caucasian refers to light-complexioned people indigenous to, or descended from Europe, northern Africa, southwest Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. In North America, Caucasian usually means a white person of northern, southern, eastern, and western European descent, excluding people with significant Asian, African, or American Indian ancestry.
3.in linguistics, the Caucasian languages are a large number of languages spoken in the Caucasus area; often specifically those that have no demonstrated relatives outside of that region, which are classified into the South, Northwest, Northeast, and North-central Caucasian language families.
4.in physical anthropology, the Caucasian race is meant for a specific race of Homo sapiens, sometimes given a Latin designation such as "Varietas Caucasia" (sic), which does not follow the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.

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Post time 2004-8-30 18:34:09 |Display all floors

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  What's a "Caucasian"
Talking so eloquently about Chinese racism, let's use racially appropriate language and not misnomers, please!

I hate it when people, likely fellow whites, call us "Caucasians".

Please, think a while before you use a moniker like this!
"Caucasians" come from the Caucasus, and that's part of Eurasia. Europeans are Europeans, and not Caucasians, while Caucasians are Europeans.

Europe has always had mixed populations, and it's next to impossible to define a single "race" or "ethnicity" there!

The only overriding feature Europeans have in common is a relatively light skin colour; even this can vary from swarty to very bright.

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Post time 2004-8-30 18:35:20 |Display all floors

词典对"Caucasians"一词解释

Cau.ca.sian

adj.(形容词)
Anthropology Of, relating to, or being a major human racial division traditionally distinguished by physical characteristics such as very light to brown skin pigmentation and straight to wavy or curly hair, and including peoples indigenous to Europe, northern Africa, western Asia, and India. No longer in scientific use.
【人类学】 高加索人的:属于、关于或是这个重要人种的,传统上以从十分浅到棕色皮肤色素沉着和直或曲的毛发等身体特征来区分,并包括欧洲、北非、西亚和印度的土著人。目前在科学界已不再使用

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Post time 2004-8-30 20:05:45 |Display all floors

Caucasians

In seneca’ message; he spoke out his opinion on Caucasian, is fair enough and I can understand him, but for me ,this is not an argument ,and he did not define the term Caucasian.

Caucasian relates to one of the traditional divisions of humankind, covering a broad group of people from Europe, western Asian and parts of India and North Africa. That means in the past even Indians and Arabs were called Caucasian. In the racial classification as developed by Blumenbach and others in the 19 th  century, Caucasian included people whose skin color ranged from light (in northern Europe) to dark (in parts of North Africa and India). Although the classification is outdated and the categories are now not generally accepted as scientific, the term Caucasian has acquired a more restricted meaning. It now used, especially in the US, to mean “white, or of European origin.”
Nowadays, Caucasian means “white or of European origin” and this meaning is widely accepted.

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Post time 2004-9-1 04:05:02 |Display all floors

Caucasians

The meaning of Caucasian has got changed, it  has a more restricted meaning just as nicedi2003 describes in her message and it is widely used .There are no debates on this term nowadays .Caucasian originates from Caucasus, a mountainous region of SE Europe, lying between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and SE Russian, however  today Caucasian not only refers to Russian. Caucasians are basically and simply regarded as Russian? That's  the water under the bridge.

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Post time 2004-9-1 04:28:05 |Display all floors

I've got a staff of mixed races, including Caucasian,

Oriental, Soth-Asian, and black. Among the Caucasians, there are British, Irish, Polish, Spanish,  Hungarian, Russian, Czech, and others.

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so, if nicedi 2003 didn't indicate who they were in her post, well, it is highly

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