Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

Samstag, 16. Februar 2013

Can somebody inform me?





Can you please inform me why all white people, in
Europe and elsewhere, are called Caucasians while
the Caucasus is some place different with more
beautiful exotic looking folks?
What is the history behind this?
I don't understand...
I don't look like a Caucasian (never mind that I have
ancestors in Asia), but I am called Caucasian -
at least in America

Caucasus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A map of the Caucasus region (2008)
The Caucasus, also Caucas or Caucasia (for endonymssee below), is a geopolitical region at the border of Europe and Asia, and situated between theBlack and the Caspian sea. It is home to the Caucasus Mountains, which contain Europe's highest mountain, Mount Elbrus. Politically, the Caucasus region is separated between northern and southern parts.
North CaucasusSouth Caucasus



Can you please inform me why all white people, in
Europe and elsewhere, are called Caucasians while
the Caucasus is some place different with more
beautiful exotic looking folks?
What is the history behind this?
I don't understand...

Kommentare:

shadowbat hat gesagt…

I had the same confusion years ago! This helped to clear it up: article on the caucasian race : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caucasian_race

gigihawaii hat gesagt…

Looking forward to some answers!

Annuk hat gesagt…

I have never understood this either... I think it's especially an American (US) definition, we don't use it that much in Europe, do we?