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Aryan Race

 

a pseudoscientific term advanced in the mid-19th century by the authors of reactionary “theories” of race. The falsity of the term is found in the confusion of the concepts of linguistic and racial classification. In linguistics the Indo-Iranian languages are called Aryan; however, their speakers do not have common physical characteristics and do not constitute a race. The term “Aryan race” was used by the German fascists, who asserted the existence of a separate “higher” Aryan race composed mainly of Germans.

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In one entry he allegedly wrote: "If I had the right weapon like a military grade sniper rifle, I would take out Prince Charles and a few others for the Aryan people.
The Sanskrit department, which recently announced that it will be embarking on a project to prove India's Aryan people were indigenous, and not migrants as claimed by Western and Marxist historians, will start its study of history textbooks soon and submit its final report to the Ministry of Human Resources Development ( HRD) with a request for corrective measures.
Twenty of the spiral-shaped settlements, believed to be the original home of the Aryan people, have been identified, and there are about 50 more suspected sites.
On the other hand, White Patriot, the self-described "Worldwide voice of the Aryan people," focuses on the activities of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, blurring the distinction between "Aryans" (i.
In another entry, he wrote: "If I had the right weapon like a military grade sniper rifle, I would take out Prince Charles and a few others for the Aryan people.
At one polar extreme, we find what anthropologist James Aho would call the racist Identity groups, encompassing, but not limited to, the Aryan Nations Church, the Covenant, Sword and the Arm of the Lord, the Knights of the KKK, the Mountain Church, the Socialist Nationalist Aryan Peoples Party, the White American Bastion, the White American Resistance, and the White Student Union, attracting as well some Posse Comitatus, Liberty Lobby, and Barrister's Inn School of Common Law "constitutionalist" types (Aho, 19).