Re: BELL CURVE CRITIC EXPOSED?
James Nicoll (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 2 Feb 1995 19:49:19 GMT
In article <email@example.com>,
>firstname.lastname@example.org (Phil Nicholls) wrote:
>> The "guesses" are based on superfical phenotypic traits, not on
>> any information about ancestry.
>Only when there is no such information available. Whatever
>the guesses are based on, they are *about* ancestry. If, for
>example, someone were to identify me as black, and then discovered
>that I was in fact a dark-pigmented Hindu, I'd expect him to
>admit his error. "Black" means "African-American".
What race are Africans*, then?
* Those Africans not of recent European or Asian origins, I mean.
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