Sometimes context is all-important.
I am reminded of a moment in the O. J. Simpson trial where one of the forensic specialists testified that a hair found in a particular cap was “Negroid.”
Defense Attorney Johnny Cochran jumped on it…and said something to the effect of, “Here in America we have gotten away from the term “Negro” and prefer “African American. Apparently the forensics community has not kept up with the times.”
The witness just let that pass.
I always thought the witness should have said, “We tested the hair and determined the race, Mr. Cochran, but there was nothing in the hair chemistry to determine its nationality.”