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A European American, or a Euro-American, is an American of European descent. They are classified as White in the United States Census, 2000, along with Americans of Middle Eastern and North African ancestry. World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... Who is a white American? The definition of a white American has differed from time to time throughout U.S. history. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

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Use

The term European American has begun to see fairly widespread use in the mainstream since 2000, with both pollsters (notably Harris Poll's online division) and even major academic journals now often using it to distinguish between European-descent White Americans and other White Americans (especially Latin Americans). [1]The term European American is more specific than White American in that these terms in their official usage include Americans of European, North African, Southwest Asian, and Middle Eastern ancestry. The term also has a more neutral point of view than either White American or Caucasian-American since both of these terms include a larger group of people than is acknowledged in Europe. Also, whereas White American and Caucasian American vary in the peoples they include and are politically charged, European American has a more stable definition and scope. It also may be preferred over Anglo, a term commonly used in the southwestern US, because of that term collapses a number of distinct ethnicities under a single rubric with origins in England. Who is a white American? The definition of a white American has differed from time to time throughout U.S. history. ... Who is a white American? The definition of a white American has differed from time to time throughout U.S. history. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Who is a white American? The definition of a white American has differed from time to time throughout U.S. history. ... Caucasian-American (also known as White-American) is a term that is used to describe Americans that are of the Caucasian race, who have origins in the original people of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... Who is a white American? The definition of a white American has differed from time to time throughout U.S. history. ... Caucasian-American (also known as White-American) is a term that is used to describe Americans that are of the Caucasian race, who have origins in the original people of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. ... The term Anglo can be used as a prefix to indicate a relation to England, as in the phrases Anglo-American or Anglo-America. It is also used, somewhat loosely, to refer to a person or people of English ethnicity in North America. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004...


Origin

The term was coined in response to the increasing racial diversity of the United States, as well as in recognition of this demographic diversity moving more into the mainstream of the society in the latter half of the 20th century. As a linguistic concern, the term is often meant to discourage a dichotomous view of the racial landscape, in which "Whites" are conceived as separate from the rest of the racial groups, which have dual-name terms denoting ancestry, such as African Americans or Asian Americans. Use of the term also represents a shift from the socioethnic disunity among Americans of different European ancestry (e.g. Irish Americans, Italian Americans) partially caused by increasing numbers of non-European Americans, including the homogenization of culture and intermarriage that took place during the 20th century. Although it should be noted that one can be a European American and still belong to a specific ethnic group. Diversity is the presence of a wide range of variation in the qualities or attributes under discussion. ... Broadly conceived, linguistics is the study of human language, and a linguist is someone who engages in this study. ... A dichotomy is a division into two non-overlapping or mutually exclusive and jointly exhaustive parts. ... For other senses of this word, see race (disambiguation). ... Population of the United States, 1790 to 2000 carmen carmen The demographics of the United States depict a largely urban nation, with 75% of its population living in urban and suburban areas. ... Kinship and descent is one of the major concepts of cultural anthropology. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ...


Notes

  1. ^ For use in population history and genetics, for example, see
    • Carlson et al. (2005). Genomic regions exhibiting positive selection identified from dense genotype data. Genome Res 15: 1553–1565.
    • Stajich et al. (2005). Disentangling the effects of demography and selection in human history. Mol Biol Evol 22: 63–73.
    • Akey et al. (2004). Population history and natural selection shape patterns of genetic variation in 132 genes. PLoS Biol 2: e286.

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    Who is a white American? The definition of a white American has differed from time to time throughout U.S. history. ... Caucasian-American (also known as White-American) is a term that is used to describe Americans that are of the Caucasian race, who have origins in the original people of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. ... The term Anglo can be used as a prefix to indicate a relation to England, as in the phrases Anglo-American or Anglo-America. It is also used, somewhat loosely, to refer to a person or people of English ethnicity in North America. ... Alternate meaning: crucible (science) The melting pot is a metaphor for the way in which heterogenous societies develop, in which the ingredients in the pot (iron, tin; people of different backgrounds and religions, etc. ...

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