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May 25 – What is a creole?

May 25, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Language

Creole is used in so many different senses that it is hard to define. In fact the term has been so distorted by usage that it is not safe to employ it except with extreme care. In the United States creole is generally applied to the white descendants of French and Spanish settlers of Louisiana and other Gulf …

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Why is Caucasian applied to the white race?

April 16, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Human Physiology

Johann Blumenbach (1752-184o), the German anthropologist, classified mankind into five races; namely, the Caucasian, Mongolian, Ethiopian, American and Malayan, corresponding respectively to the white, yellow, black, red and brown races. The finest and most perfectly proportioned skull in Blumenbach’s collection was from the Caucasus, the region between the Black and Caspian seas. He, therefore, took …

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