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From: Charles <>
Subject: Re. Eye shapes
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 16:55:30 -0500
This thread has drifted off the PA Dutch people which is where it
started by someone with a query. I suggest you rename the subject line
if you want to continue it. Thanks.
(a PA Deutschman)
Fran Akridge wrote:
> Please ignore the first note from me. I did too much editing and screwed it
> There are "slanted eyes" other among other than East
> Asians and American Indians. Many Eastern Europeans have eyes that seem to
> "slant down" toward the outside. Among well-known
> people, Riasa Gorbachev is probably the best example. Many of these people
> are light-eyed and light-haired, implying that they don't have East Asian
> Fran Akridge
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:]
> Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 3:33 PM
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Re: Ancient PA Dutch peoples
> In a message dated 3/21/2005 2:15:42 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> and that is in question, and (2) the phrase "slanted eyes" (or slant-eyed)
> is nowadays considered rather disrespectful and impolite.
> Having in my family 21 children, four of whom are Asian, I most certainly
> did not mean anything disrespectful. I could have said "Asian "eyes, but
> not considering that there is any Asian component to my own DNA background.
> slanted white person eyes, was what I used.