Definition of Asian
Original post made by Curious, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Mar 19, 2007
It has occurred to me recently from reading some of these threads and from elsewhere, that we all define the term "Asian" as something different. For example, is someone from India an Asian? Also, when talking about Africa, do we mean the part of Africa that doesn't touch the Mediterranean, e.g. Morocco and Tunisia, or do we mean the continent as a whole? And what about the Middle East, are Israelis, Iraqis, Iranians, Saudis,etc. Asians or Africans? Also, Russians, are these people Europeans or Asians. This may sound nitpicking, but I am seriously curious about this. I do not want to hurt anyone's feelings when using these terms and so any help, particularly from people from these countries, would really be nice. Thank you.