Add new comment

Trent Gilliss's picture

Hi Barbara. "Mongoloid" is the anthropological adjective that Dr. Rabinowitz uses in our interview and in his book. Unfortunately, the term has been used as an offensive slur but it is not the first definition: "Of or being a major human racial classification traditionally distinguished by physical characteristics such as yellowish-brown skin pigmentation, straight black hair, dark eyes with pronounced epicanthic folds, and prominent cheekbones and including peoples indigenous to central and eastern Asia." Perhaps "Asian" is a safer term but I deferred to the expert in this case. This language is tricky, though, and am open to other suggestions.