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    Question more on proper nouns?

    do you consider racial groups as proper nouns? wanna get some opinion on this. ex: White people, Black people, Brown people. is this right?



    and also on academic terms , do you treated following as proper nouns/special terms:


    Whiteness
    Blackness






    i'm expat and english isn't my first language. thanks.

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    Re: more on proper nouns?

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousone2009 View Post
    d Do you consider racial groups as proper nouns? wanna I want to get some opinion on this. ex: White people, Black people, Brown people.
    I don't

    and also on academic terms , do you treated thr following as proper nouns/special terms: "Whiteness", "Blackness"?
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    Re: more on proper nouns?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    No
    ok.

    i find it strange that groups like "Europeans"," Americans", "Africans" are treated as proper nouns though. and they are cultural groups but white, black, brown people are not.

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    Re: more on proper nouns?

    Quote Originally Posted by curiousone2009 View Post
    ok.

    i find it strange that groups like "Europeans"," Americans", "Africans" are treated as proper nouns though. and they are cultural groups but white, black, brown people are not.
    Europe, America and Africa are proper nouns to start with; white, black and brown are not.

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    Re: more on proper nouns?

    "White people, Black people, Brown people."
    White, black and brown here are adjectives describing the noun "people".

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