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Color terminology for race
- Created 2012-02-27
In some societies and among some anthropologists,
) was used to label races, sometimes in addition to a non-color term for the same
. Identifying races in terms of their
has been common since at least the
falsely attributed to
Other scientists were more cautious about such categorization, and
argued that the number of categories, or in this case the number of different colors, is completely arbitrary and subjective. For example, some claimed three distinct colors, some four, and others have claimed even more. In contrast, Darwin argued that there are gradations, or degrees between the numbers of categories claimed, and not distinct categories, or colors.
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''The Descent of Man'' p225
The Mis-portrayal of Darwin as a Racist
Human skin color
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