Aryan Race

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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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The roots of European culture that he identifies belong predominantly to the Semitic Orient, and one of Molefi Asante's disciples, Kwesi Otabil, in his recent The Agonistic Imperative points out with some justice that Bernal, as an Anglo-Jewish-American, belongs to the Indo-Aryan-European group and must himself be counted as an Aryanist.
Routed by this unpleasantness, the champions of the 'Ancient Model' abandoned the academic battlefield to the Aryanists.
His positive orientalism countered the views of Aryanists, such as Matthew Arnold and E.