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From: "Pat Elder" <>
Subject: RE: [Melungeon] Dictionary Definitions
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 13:28:10 -0500
In-Reply-To: <20021218180358.45916.qmail@web41404.mail.yahoo.com>


Hey, life's a struggle. Besides, I know you are having fun with this. <G>

Pat

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From: Brent Kennedy [mailto:]
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Subject: Re: [Melungeon] Dictionary Definitions



You're struggling : )
Pat at Continuity Press <> wrote:FIRST
race [rayss] n
1. group of humans: any one of the groups into which the world’s population
can be divided on the basis of physical characteristics such as skin or hair
color
2. fact of belonging to a group: the fact of belonging to a group of humans
who share the same physical features such as skin color
an attempt to end discrimination on grounds of race

3. humankind: humanity considered as a whole
the fate of the race

4. biology strain of organism: a breed, strain, or subspecies of an
organism
5. wine wine’s distinctive taste: the distinctive taste of a particular
wine, by which its grape variety or region of origin can be identified

[Early 16th century. Via French from Italian razza , of unknown origin.]

>From Microsoft® Encarta® Reference Library 2003. © 1993-2002 Microsoft
Corporation. All rights reserved.

SECOND
racist
rac·ist [ráyssist]
adj (disapproving)
1. based on racism: based on notions and stereotypes related to race
2. prejudiced against other races: prejudiced against all people who belong
to other races “Black power … a call to reject the racist institutions and
values of this society”Stokley Carmichael [Kwame Toure] and Charles Vernon
HamiltonBlack Power!1967

n (plural rac·ists)
racist person: somebody who is racist (disapproving)

Microsoft® Encarta® Reference Library 2003. © 1993-2002 Microsoft
Corporation. All rights reserved.

THIRD
ethnicity
eth·nic·i·ty [eth níss?tee] n
ethnic affiliation: ethnic affiliation or distinctiveness

Microsoft® Encarta® Reference Library 2003. © 1993-2002 Microsoft
Corporation. All rights reserved.

FOURTH
ethnic
eth·nic [éthnik]
adj
1. sharing cultural characteristics: sharing distinctive cultural traits as
a group in society
ethnic minorities
2. of a group sharing cultural characteristics: relating to a group or
groups in society with distinctive cultural traits
ethnic origins
3. of specified origin or culture: relating to a person or to a large group
of people who share a national, racial, linguistic, or religious heritage,
whether or not they reside in their countries of origin
4. culturally traditional: belonging to or typical of the traditional
culture of a social group
ethnic clothing

n (plural eth·nics)
member of an ethnic group: a member of an ethnic group within a society
[14th century. Via late Latin ethnicus “heathen” from Greek ethnikos , from
ethnos “people, nation.” Ultimately from an Indo-European base denoting
“self.”]
-eth·ni·cal·ly, adv
Microsoft® Encarta® Reference Library 2003. © 1993-2002 Microsoft
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