Your comments regarding #1621548 were interesting. I looked up the Associated Press Style Guide (which all American newspapers, including the NY Times, uses). Apparently the word "Caucasian" ws first used by the philosopher Christoph Meiners in 1785 and originally had nothing to do with skin color. Meiner's apparently thought the Caucasians were the best looking people in the world, so therefore the best looking people were termed Caucasians.
The AP Style Guide defends the continued use of the word Caucasian as denoting a "race" of people (but notes the word should only be used in stories that pertain specifically to race, not as a casual identifier). I didn't write it, but since #1621548 was very much about race, I think it can be defended on that basis.
The meaning of words change over time. For example, if you had had used the word spell-checker in the middle ages, you would have been thought a witch refering to some sort of method of overseeing magic spells.
Odd, but according to the news, Canada (specifically Toronto) seems to just be coming out of a week long power blackout due to an ice storm up there. Of course, their Mayor is a crack addict, but there you go
I think you might be moving the goal post a bit there.