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Strictly roots

27 September 2017 | by John Morrish

The Language Game

 

A ‘black’ person in medieval or early modern times was usually someone with dark hair or eyes

No one is really “black”; no one is really “white”. Nonetheless, those two opposing poles have been used to categorise huge and varied swaths of humanity in a way that continues to create mischief to this day.

Early English-speaking Caucasians did not need a racial label for themselves. 





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