So exactly what race I S Zimmerman?

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    Given this classification of race, what is Zimmerman:

    In traditional anthropological studies there are actually 5 races.
    These are

    1) Mongoloid (Asian and American Indian)
    2) Caucasoid (European)
    3) Australoid (Australian and oceanic)
    4) Negroid (east African black)
    5) Capoid (south African black)

    Yahoo! Answers - How many human races are there in the world?

    Hispanic is not a 'race.' Hispanic or Latino is a culture. So where do you cast your vote for Zimmern's race amongst the above classifications?
     
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    Apparently much the same race as Tiger Woods.
     
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    Not really, Zimmerman is half white half Latino, Tiger Wood is a mixture of like 3 races I think.
     
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    The Human Race. Like the rest of us.
    When will we ever learn.
     
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    I don't know what "traditional anthropological studies" you're referring to, but the categories you're using are off, in terms of how the categories are defined in the U.S.

    Race, as categorized in the U.S. government, follows the description of the races created by Johann Friederick Blumenbach in 1779. The U.S. Government has used these categories for race since the inception of the U.S. Census.

    • the Caucasian race or white race (now referred to as Caucasian or white)
    • the Mongolian or yellow race (now referred to as Asian)
    • the Malayan or brown race (now referred to as Pacific Islander or Polynesian)
    • the Ethiopian, or black race (now referred to as Black or African-American)
    • the American or red race (now referred to as Native American or American Indian)

    According to the U.S. Census:

    So, that would include Europeans, semitic peoples, etc.

    Zimmerman is half Jewish and half Peruvian. Based on those categories, Zimmerman would most likely be classified as half white and half native (his mom is from Peru, and 90% of Peruvians are considered indigenous/native).

    Apparently, he self-identifies as being of Hispanic ethnicity. That's natural, a healthy majority of Central and South Americans do.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Didn't we cover this?
     
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    Ad infinitum.

    But, darling Sunshine is a little slow. She's doing her best to make white people look like morons.
     
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    Latino is a culture, not a race.
     
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    As usual you don't get the point. Hispanic/Latino is a culture. Not a race. He continues to be called Hispanic.
     
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    Zimmerman is CAUCASIAN; his mother was of Peruvian descent. Peru includes EUROPEANS. He may have some Native American ancestry but he is mostly EUROPEAN.
     

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