Prompted by Richard Spencer’s article about a contemporary Russian raciology textbook, I’ve decided to post some maps of human racial distribution that found themselves in recent (for the Slovenian materials, perhaps ongoing) use in European schoolbooks. I unfortunately don’t have any publication details, as I received these images third- or second-hand, so any additional information would be appreciated.
From a (West?) German school atlas in use from the late 1980s to the early 1990s (but apparently omitted from more recent editions). The terminology is that of Egon von Eickstedt: “Mongolids” in light yellow, “Europids” in pink, “Negrids” in dark brown, and uninhabited areas in white. Contact-races (e.g., “Mestizen”) and zones of racial transition are denoted with intermediate tones. Special forms (“old races” like the Ainu, Weddids/Veddoids, Melanesians, Australian aborigines, negritos, Khoisan, and African pygmies) are in in green. Notwithstanding my objections to particular colors’ extents and the unrealistic abruptness of many transitions, the overall effect is undeniably striking.
Two maps from Slovenian schoolbooks, employing mostly the same terminology as the first, and possibly based upon it, but more refined in a number of particulars (like the treatment of small islands and the representation of admixed regions such as Madagascar), apart from which similar objections still hold.