Caucasian Race

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Caucasian Race

 

in the classification of the German anato-mist and anthropologist J. Blumenbach (1776), a large racecorresponding to the Europeoid race. In contemporary anthropological literature the term “Caucasian race” is used relatively infrequently.

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Not all Americans of European descent are "Anglos" (English), and as an Irish (Celtic) Catholic I find the term applied to me offensive.
However, because he equates Anglo-American with white and ignores its structural similarity to Anglicanism, he fails to acknowledge the connotation of the term for Americans of European descent who are neither Protestant nor Anglo-Saxon, but, instead, are members of oppressed groups.
Following on the heels of the first Earth Day in 1970, he notes, this picture became an icon of the environmental movement, one that helped cement in the popular imagination the idea that there were "fundamental differences between the way Americans of European descent and Indians think about and relate to land and resources.

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