Racial classifications are no longer considered scientifically valid, according to the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. History Matters, a George Mason University webpage, states that anthropologists used to consider Asian Indians Caucasian but not of the same category as a white American of European origin.
The confusion over the racial classification of natives of India led to a 1923 United States Supreme Court ruling that Indians were not eligible for citizenship, despite the fact that anthropologists of the time considered them Caucasian. Indians do not actually belong to any racial group, because, as the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences says, racial classification is pseudoscience. Both Asian Indian and Native American are considered individual ethnic groups for U.S. census purposes, according to Slate.Learn More
Families with household income above $100,000 per year are considered to be upper class in the United States. The top 5 percent are households that make more than $150,000 annually.Full Answer >
The precise definition of a "good community" will vary from person to person, but factors such as safety, access to goods and services, a sense of belonging and a well-defined organizational structure are all considered to be key. Although virtually impossible to create an ideal community capable of satisfying the needs of all residents at all times, it should nevertheless be the goal of residents.Full Answer >
Defined by the crime rate per capita, Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark and Singapore are considered some of the safest countries in the world. A common characteristic in many of the countries with low crime rates is the higher ratio of police officers to population. In Singapore, a distinguishing and deterrent feature of law enforcement is the harshness of the penalties for crimes, including those not usually considered violent.Full Answer >
Stonehenge, built between 3000 B.C. and 2000 B.C. in Wiltshire, England, is often considered the most mysterious thing on planet Earth. Both the structure's purpose and the method used to build it have puzzled people for millenia.Full Answer >