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Old 04-29-2015, 03:45 PM
 
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Minority , this word does not always designate numerical majority or minority of the population.
It has another meaning, definition, which you are unaware of I guess where it pertains to the sociological minority. To you this word seems like an oxymoron but you simply do not know the implication this word carries in the context of who controls the finances and political structure of a nation. You are taking the word out of context.
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"Majority minority" is an oxymoron.

In this city, Hispanic people are the majority. Non-Hispanic people of any race (including non-Hispanic whites) comprise the minority.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:14 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Of course I do because I initially said that Hispanic is not a race. My argument is that many people are choosing white when they are really mixed race.

Call me when there is a brown checkbox. Hispanics in SA are generally more close to white or Native American then they are black. or Asian.

... And what box to Indians from India check? Asian or Native American?

Oh these whacky US demographic categories...they don't always work for everyone.
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:34 AM
 
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Call me when there is a brown checkbox. Hispanics in SA are generally more close to white or Native American then they are black. or Asian.

... And what box to Indians from India check? Asian or Native American?

Oh these whacky US demographic categories...they don't always work for everyone.
There is a Native American box to check, so why not check it? Indians are Asian. Most Indians I've come across identify as Asian. Really, Native American is not a race, but I guess there is some socio-political need to single them out. Native Americans are racially Asian.
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Call me when there is a brown checkbox. Hispanics in SA are generally more close to white or Native American then they are black. or Asian.

... And what box to Indians from India check? Asian or Native American?

Oh these whacky US demographic categories...they don't always work for everyone.
India is in Asia.
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Old 04-30-2015, 01:16 PM
 
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Default Indians,

Indians from India are Caucasian, not Asian. As are Pakistanis and Arabic people.
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India is in Asia.
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:59 PM
 
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White is the Minority no matter how many stats you try to use to disprove it.

Whites should get the discount not some non tax paying illegal *******
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:45 PM
 
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Indians from India are Caucasian, not Asian. As are Pakistanis and Arabic people.
Some Indians might be Caucasian, but most are of the Asian (formerly Mongoloid) race. They used to also be classified as Australoid. The same applies to Pakistanis. Arabics are Caucasian.

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Old 04-30-2015, 04:13 PM
 
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Default Wrong,

Australoid is the name given the indigenous race of humans that is native to Australia. Subjugated and with alchoholism and unemployment the whole laundry list of sociological problems that Americans Indians have here is also prevalent to the native descendents of Australia.
Indians are Caucasian.
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This is incorrect. Some Indians might be Caucasian, but most are of the Asian (formerly Mongoloid) race. They used to also be classified as Australoid. The same applies to Pakistanis. Arabics are Caucasian.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:29 PM
 
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Australoid is the name given the indigenous race of humans that is native to Australia. Subjugated and with alchoholism and unemployment the whole laundry list of sociological problems that Americans Indians have here is also prevalent to the native descendents of Australia.
Indians are Caucasian.
The term Australoid was coined by Thomas Huxley and he, himself, placed some Indians into that category. If anyone would have known what was meant by "Australoid," it was him because he invented that racial classification. But, Australoid is not a term that's used much anymore. His racial classifications as a whole aren't used anymore because he obviously wasn't very accurate and didn't have the technology of DNA testing.
Human Race Map Historical by Thomas Huxley by Saint-Tepes on DeviantArt

There are many Indians who look like this.
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/...kata-w-008.jpg

In Northeast India, many people look like this and are genetically Mongoloid.
http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/d...T_1183505f.jpg

This study found that South Indians are more genetically-related to East Asians than they are to Europeans.
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The samples from southern India were assigned predominantly to the cluster of East Asians (84%), though some of them (16%) were assigned to the cluster containing Europeans.
Human Population Genetic Structure and Inference of Group Membership

Another genetic study in 2004 found that Southern Asians are closely-related to East Asians.
http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v36...ll/ng1435.html

The Andamanese Negritos are genetically Mongoloid. Many people in northern parts of India can be classified as mostly Caucasian, but that does not hold true for all of India. The Ancestral North Indians have mixed with the Ancestral South Indians, but the amount of Caucasian DNA among Indian populations still varies by region and caste. South Indians tend to be less Caucasian than North Indians.

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Old 04-30-2015, 09:28 PM
 
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Default Oh Yea, Good posting,

India is a mix of many peoples. I remember Huxley and his studies. Yes. Indeed, racial classification and its' accompanying dogma is all old hat I realize. Stereotypical and ridiculous. Yet, it remains in place
and is difficult to enlighten people about.
Dated. Obsolete information, yes. The human race is way too far a mix of populations, India in particular is known for this... a blend of Caucasoid, Australoid, and Asian people. The country's borders do not follow racial distinctions anyway , these are only political boundaries.
Once again, there is Caucasian, Asian and Black. It is a matter of semantics, is all.

People of all kinds try to point out differences, as though this one and that one must be put into this or that category. Skin pigmentation, complection, is the definition of what it means to be caucasian? - Indians- from India that is , can be darker complected than black people, yet they are considered to be caucasoid. This pigmentation is a matter of inheriting more or less melanin in the skin tone, of course . An evolutionary adaptation. These are very dark caucasian people from India.
Another sub-group of separate racial classification that I can recall is of African origin, Pigmoid. Maybe this is dated information also. I had an interest in paleoanthropological studies at one time but have long lost any intense interest in it so have not kept abreast of discoveries so what I can recall can be dated
information.
It is, was, fascinating, the human history of it. The evolutionary trail, the development of modern humans... Thanks for the post and links L210.
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The term Australoid was coined by Thomas Huxley and he, himself, placed some Indians into that category. If anyone would have known what was meant by "Australoid," it was him because he invented that racial classification. But, Australoid is not a term that's used much anymore. His racial classifications as a whole aren't used anymore because he obviously wasn't very accurate and didn't have the technology of DNA testing.
Human Race Map Historical by Thomas Huxley by Saint-Tepes on DeviantArt

There are many Indians who look like this.
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/...kata-w-008.jpg

In Northeast India, many people look like this and are genetically Mongoloid.
http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/d...T_1183505f.jpg

This study found that South Indians are more genetically-related to East Asians than they are to Europeans.
Human Population Genetic Structure and Inference of Group Membership

The Andamanese Negritos are genetically Mongoloid. Many people in northern parts of India can be classified as mostly Caucasian, but that does not hold true for all of India. The Ancestral North Indians have mixed with the Ancestral South Indians, but the amount of Caucasian DNA among Indian populations still varies by region and caste. South Indians tend to be less Caucasian than North Indians.
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