Re: Identifying Race

Jesse S. Cook III (jcook@AWOD.COM)
Wed, 31 Jul 1996 13:26:49 -0400

On 31 July 1996, Chuck Coker replied:

>J Cook wrote:
>> > Looking at her ancestry, I see (using stereotypical labels) Cherokee,
>> > Zapotec, Mexican, Black, and White. Now which box should be checked?
(I ruled
>> > out Asian, BTW.)[snip]
>> You shouldn't have "ruled out Asian". The so-called "Native americans" came
>> over from Asia sometime before 12,000 years ago. And that includes all the
>> "stereotypical labels" you listed except "Black and White". They, of course,
>> came over some time later.
>Good point! I didn't think of that at the time. Maybe I should have given
>the school office personnel (an unwanted) lecture on migration patterns. :-)
>Of course, if we go back far enough, we must all be African, right?


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