from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the Caucasian racial classification. See Usage Note at race1.
  • n. A member of the Caucasian racial classification.


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  • Quite obviously, there is no "Caucasoid" gene or "Negroid" gene, and geneticists point out that there is way more variability among those identified as a particular race than between races.

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  • Seattle-area anthropologist Jim Chatters ignited much of the controversy over Kennewick Man when he said the skull looked more "Caucasoid" than Native American. —

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  • One early description used the word "Caucasoid," giving rise to a boomlet in speculation about Europeans 'settling North America from the east.

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  • Much was made of the characterization of Kennewick Man's 9,300 BP features as "Caucasoid" a few years ago, so I'm sure that this will cause a stir as well.

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  • In contrast to early media reports that the remains were "Caucasoid," a team of independent experts authorized by the court to conduct a preliminary analysis recently announced that the skeleton's features didn't look particularly European or Native American.

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  • The skeleton came to national attention after it was dated to more than 8,400 years ago and described as "Caucasoid," an anthropological term quickly converted to "Caucasian" by a bevy of journalists, erroneously implying that Europeans had colonized the New World before American Indians.

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  • Turks, who are perhaps more centrally located in the genetic variation of West Eurasian and North African peoples, what used to be termed "Caucasoid," are "less white."

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  • Used to be called Caucasoid, Mongoloid, Negroid, but that is obsolete.

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  • As to cover whitewashing.. it's not just the obvious PoC they seem incapable of depicting: Jerzy in FLESH AND FIRE is supposed to be Caucasoid, yes, but from what would have been the Caucasus, which indicated a certain facial type and skin color.

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  • He is correct, in that you cannot have a Caucasoid descend from a Negroid.

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