James Nicoll (
Thu, 2 Feb 1995 19:49:19 GMT

In article <3gp0bt$>,
<> wrote:
> (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?

James Nicoll

* Those Africans not of recent European or Asian origins, I mean.

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