Re: Race

William Loker (wloker@FACULTYPO.CSUCHICO.EDU)
Fri, 11 Oct 1996 09:27:00 PDT

How about the term "populations" when referring to such groups? Or if
we need a more jargonish sounding term, what would be the biological
equivalent of an "ethno-linguistic group?" Perhaps a "bio-linguistic"
group (if language coheres with genetic populations along the lines of
Cavalli-Sforza's research)?

Bill Loker

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Subject: Re: Race

I appreciate your point about baggage, but wonder if you could elaborate
abit on which terms you would use. How doyou speak in general terms about
paterned biological variation? Would you refer to it in the adjectival
sense as "racial" but leave out the nominative form "race"? How would you
prefer to talk about specific biological patterns among particular human
groups, i.e., Khoisan, Bushman, San Bushman, Ituri Forest Pgymy, Pgymies,
Congo Pgymies, or how would you refer to the Ainu if discussing
among East asians, including Northern Japan? What terms and labels do you
think get us out of the racial baggage of the past?
Ralph Holloway