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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Seeing Arabs

Razib has an excellent post up at GNXP on whether Arabs are 'white' or 'non-white'. The answer: some are, some aren't (at least in terms of appearance).

The 'white race,' at least as it is understood in America and Western Europe, is essentially a cultural designation, as you can find people who are physically indistinguishable from Europeans as far east as Afghanistan and as far south as Sudan. Just to illustrate this (and why not do it with beautiful women?), here are two contestants from last year's Miss Universe competition. One is from Slovenia, and the other is from Egypt. Which is which?

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