Talk:Caucasian

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Third meaning[edit]

I have often heard the word used by African Americans as a kind of euphemism when talking about white people.Redddogg 05:24, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Isn't that second existing sense? Nothing euphemistic about it AFAICT.​—msh210 (talk) 05:27, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
They use it only for white people, i.e. whose ancestors came from Europe, not for other "Caucasians." And maybe "euphemism" isn't the right word, but it's clear that it's considered more polite and refined than to just say "white." Just like people say "Jewish person" rather than just "Jew." It's also used in police reports the same way, which is what you will see if you check out Google News.Redddogg 05:48, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
My bad. It should be a new meaning as a noun, not an adjective. Redddogg 05:52, 29 June 2010 (UTC)