the sun sets to the west when european traders would meet chinese caravanas in the silk road, because they were heading west, the sun would be seen just behind the chinese. this optical phenomenon made the chinese look yellow.
>>667890 When Europeans first met Chinese they were described as having a European skin tone. But during the 18th century, European scholars started dividing humans into well-defined races. Caucasians were white, Africans black, native Americans red (which also isn't true) and therefore the Chinese had to be yellow. Often this division was made without ever having seen a Chinese in person.
Meanwhile, the Chinese considered yellow to be an Imperial colour, and this obsession with the colour yellow gave further credibility to the scholars's opinions.
>>668391 this desu, climate influences nose morphology a lot people from cold, dry climates have higher and narrower nasal cavities than people from hot, humid ones east asians and whites are ice people
>>668378 It's not like africans are black either. They're brown, only some weirdos like pic related look actually black from a certain distance. And we whites are not white, just pink, if anything we and not amerindians should be the red race (which would be cooler by the way).
>>668449 of "white" isn't a meaningful category as I think most people know it was fabricated by the English to elevate themselves over other euros like the Irish, but it's become widespread enough to be useful in delineating more or less intuitive ethnic conglomerates
>>668448 probably, my skin is of mustard color, when the sun hits my face it turns to yellow, when its cold it turns to yellow too, when i use white clothes it turns to light brown, when its hot as fuck it turns to a mix between light brown and orange
>>668457 Yes because it leaves allot of beatifull in the middle like Central Asia, are they white because they belonged to the ussr or asian or middle eastern? see what i mean it would be better to catogorize people on culturel
>>668471 How would you delineate "cultures", though? Where does one end and another begin? Mongolia, for instance, has been massively influenced by China and Russia, they even use Cyrillic script despite looking physically "Asian". Is their culture uniquely Mongolian?
>>668483 Cyrilic now forms part of mongolian culture. They're mongolians. Not yellow, not asian, not shit just mongolians. Then you can start to argue how mongolians have close ties with russians, tibetans, chinese, central asians, etc. for different reasons but at the end of the day you're still talking about mongolians.
It's that easy. The urge to categorize everything into macro-groups is silly.
>>668499 What about blacks in America, by this logic? Not only are they ethnically disparate, they speak what is apparently recognized as a distinct language (AAVE), and traditionally subscribe to the baptist or methodist variants of protestant Christianity. Nonetheless, they are Americans?
>>668449 "white" is as meaningful as "asian" and "blacks". Its more cultural than anything.
Supreme court had a ruling on what is considered white or not in America. Their answer was what was considered "white" is only the commonly understood perception of "white". Aka aryans from european background.
As for arabs and syrians, they were subjected to similar ruling as above. In this particular case, the supreme court reversed its position stating that the syrian in question could be considered white due to his intelligence and his whiteness and genetics.
Supreme court says in order to be a white person, you have to be european, intelligence, adopt the common european attires/speech, etc. If it acts, looks, speaks, and thinks like a white, he's white. Thats what is stated.
Ahmed can be considered a white person, if he's aryan, he has european education system backing, is smart, has pale/light complexion, speaks with european accent, is cultured in european ways.
>>668396 you're referring to another period near the end of the ice age at the earliest, not during the glacial maximum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neolithic_Subpluvial
>>668422 europe experience 2 migrations from anatolia, one after the end of the ice age and one during the neolithic farming revolution, northern europeans seem to have stubby celestial noses while southern europeans tend to have longer curved "roman" noses like their middle eastern neighbors which is probably an adaptation to resist desert dust and preserve moisture
Some (east) Asians do look yellow. But in my experience there is a lot of diversity amongst them. They go from a brownish-orange color to yellow to pale (not always the pinkish pale of Europeans, but a very white pale).
>>672270 There actually are only two melanin pigments in human skin- red and yellow. A lot of either just looks brown or black. They aren't perfectly red or yellow pigments though, or else we'd see orange people that looked like they got a bad spray tan. In black American culture they use the terms redbone and yellowbone to describe light skinned blacks who look a specific shade
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