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To: "Jake Kesinger" <kesinger@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Freeciv Development Mailing List" <freeciv-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>, "Freeciv-Data@Freeciv. Org" <freeciv-data@xxxxxxxxxxx>, "Tomasz Wegrzanowski" <maniek@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: [freeciv-data] Re: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: Human races [was: Nations classification again]
From: "SamBC" <sambc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 20:10:48 +0100
Reply-to: freeciv-data@xxxxxxxxxxx

> -----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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