[freeciv-data] Re: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: Human races [was: Nations classific
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jake Kesinger
> On Tue, 8 Aug 2000, Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> > One more propasal :
> > race set will be : /* asciibeticaly sort, no discriminacy ;-) */
> > aboriginal, negroid, mongoloid, white
> > Rationale :
> > white isn't generally considered offensive, and is 100% clear
> > all others are very PC
> > everything greps ideally well, no asia[n] africa[n] black[_sea] etc.
> Except that ``mongoloid,'' IIRC, is an older (1920s?) term for
> people with
> Down's Syndrome.
I don't think there's a danger of that being confused with the
racial-appearance description. However, I personally think that dividing by
race *may* be considered racist by some parties, and it doesn't add a great
deal to the gameplay. Much better to divide by historic period/existence and
then geographically, by continent/region/oceanography, IMHO.
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