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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Wilson perhaps was not a racist in the full sense of the term, because he expected the less-advanced races over time to catch up with the Aryan race, but his emphasis was on group identity--an emphasis that liberals today retain, the only difference being that the winning and losing sides have been scrambled.
"There are objects to measure heads -- that was the logic of the Aryan race," she said.
His study of eugenics to "perfect" the Aryan race, involved measuring inmates, including their skulls.
(4) Berlin, 1936: Jesse Owens and the Aryan Race, DW (July 30, 2008), http://www.dw.com/en/berlin-1936-jesse-owens-and-the-aryan-race/a-3524138.
The main characters are not, however, sepia-tinted versions of the modern-day 'jock'; these are less well-heeled individuals who none the less recognise their chance to undermine the efforts of Hitler to turn the Games into a glorification of the so-called Aryan race. Enjoy every part of the journey from rowing club trials to the build-up to the Olympic final and Brown's astute observation, understood by all nine men in the boat.
The original Azeris were Zoroastrian and the origin of an ancient Persian Empire based on the Aryan race (one of the Indo-European ethnic groups).
Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler's treatise on his vision for the future of the Austro-German state and the Aryan race, was published in two volumes between 1925 and 1926.
"My aim is to support the white Aryan race because the white people are being wiped out.
I personally am no fan of this politician, nor do I belong to any political party, but as a reader of your newspaper I am very disappointed with how an editor has failed to see how problematic and derogatory the language used in this newspaper is on so many levels: from the title; to references to female politicians not being attractive; references to their eyebrows (is this a serious newspaper?!); insults to their apparent 'genetic programming' (are we looking for the Aryan race here?); comments on their dress code etc.)
Belief in the supposed supremacy of the Aryan race prompted Heinrich Himmler to dispatch an expedition to Lhasa in 1939.
Ancient residents there then spoke azari - the Persian branch of the Indo-European languages - and belonged to the Aryan race. The azaris were later turkified by invaders of the Seljuk empire.
The last time the world was subjected to such a delusion referring to any peoples it was non-religious but it was racial: Hitler's assertion of the supremacy of the Aryan race over all others.