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For other uses, see White (disambiguation). White can mean: Wiktionary has a definition of: White (disambiguation) a color. ...


The widely-used term White today generally refers to a person of European, Middle Eastern, or North African descent with a connection to White culture or ethnicity and most often a strong combination of these attributes. Many Whites today live in Europe and Russia, and many live outside the European continent from which their descent and lineage is based, in countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Costa Rica, Uruguay and Brazil. White people tend to have an identification with Christianity, either as a religion or a part of their cultural background. White people are associated with Western Civilization and Western and Eastern Christendom. White is a color (more accurately it contains all the colors of the visible spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ... A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... 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. ... North Africa is a region generally considered to include: Algeria Egypt Libya Mauritania Morocco Sudan Tunisia Western Sahara The Canary Islands, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Azores and Madeira are sometimes considered to be a part of North Africa, though they do not share a common culture with North Africa. ... Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as portrayed in the New Testament writings of his early followers. ... For alternative meanings for The West in the United States, see the U.S. West and American West. ... This mediæval map, which abstracts the known world to a cross inscribed within an orb, remakes geography in the service of Christian iconography. ...


Most Whites regard themselves as a people, descended from ancient Europeans and those who joined the continent at various times. Over time the term White has come to refer to those who identify themselves as Whites by virtue of their family's White heritage and their own cultural identification.


In North America, and to a lesser extent other countries, the term Caucasian is widely and erroneously understood to mean white. The term correctly means belonging to the Caucasoid racial group, a group proposed by 19th century anthropologists which includes a variety of peoples generally considered to be non-white. It may also be used to refer specifically to people from the Caucasus region. World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere, bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west... Caucasian is originally a geographical term, meaning relative or pertaining to the Caucasus region of Eastern Europe and West Asia. ... White is a color (more accurately it contains all the colors of the visible spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ... Typical Caucasoid Skull Caucasoid describes humans primarily from Europe, the Middle East (Western Asia), North Africa, the Indian subcontinent and parts of Central Asia, and was one of the four major races recognized by nineteenth century racial theories. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Caucasus , a region boardering Asia Minor, is located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea which includes the Caucasus mountains and surrounding lowlands. ...

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Use of Term

The term White is often used in contrast with other racial colour terms, such as Black, Brown (non-White Hispanics or South Asians), Yellow (Asian or Oriental), and Red (Amerindian), etc. These terms were in more common usage in the beginning of the 20th century as ethno-historians attempted to trace humanity's history through linguistics, a process that has been largely discredited with the advent of DNA analysis. At the turn of the 20th century, scholars typically thought of Whites as being the desendents of Indo-Europeans and divided Whites into two categories: Semitic (who are not Indo-European) and Aryan. Although the most prevalent term in casual conversation, the term White is increasingly rare in academic and formal discussions of racial demographics, however it is still often used in discussions of racial attitudes, particularly in the humanities, and in fields such as Black studies, critical race theory and Whiteness studies. This article is about race as an intraspecies classification. ... Color is an important part of the visual arts. ... Black is a color with several subtle differences in meaning. ... Brown is a color produced by mixing small intensities of red and green, orange and blue, or yellow and purple pigment. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize U.S. immigrants for whose background hail either from Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or the original settlers of the traditionally Spanish-held Southwestern United States. ... Map of South Asia South Asia is a subregion of Asia comprising the modern states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, . It covers about 4,480,000 km², or 10 percent of the continent, and is also known as the Indian subcontinent. ... The term Asian can refer to something or someone from Asia. ... Oriental in its most literal form means of or from the Orient, as opposed to Occidental meaning from the Occident. ... Red is a color at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Broadly conceived, linguistics is the scientific study of human language, and a linguist is someone who engages in this study. ... Genetic fingerprinting, DNA testing and DNA profiling are techniques used to distinguish between individuals of the same species using only samples of their DNA. Its invention by Sir Alec Jeffreys at the University of Leicester was announced in 1985. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... Semitic is an adjective referring to the peoples who have traditionally spoken Semitic languages or to things pertaining to them. ... Aryan is an English word derived from the Indian Vedic and Iranian Avestan terms ari-, arya-, ārya-, and/or the extended form aryāna-. The Old Persian ariya- is a cognate as well. ... African American studies, or Black studies, is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to the study of the history, culture, and politics of African Americans. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Whiteness studies is a controversial branch of academic scholarship in America which began appearing as early as 1983 (see the works of Marilyn Frye). ...


Varying definitions

The scope of the term White has changed over time, and varies from place to place. In the United States, the term usually applies to people of ethnic European descent, European Jews, or anyone that looks European with no other discernable non-European racial features. In Haiti, Cuba and Brazil, for example, lighter skinned mulattos (people of mixed African and European descent) of considerably more European ancestry and apperance are often considered "White"; in the United States or Canada, those same people would always be considered "Black", while in Europe they would be classed as 'mixed race' - used a blanket term for all people with multiple racial heritages (such as golfer Tiger Woods), not just mulattos. British Afro-Caribbean slang includes the terms 'Red' for those with half-black, half-white ancestry, and 'Yellow' for those who are 3/4 white, 1/4 black. See also: One drop rule. Representation of Mulattos during the Latin American colonial period Mulatto (also Mulato) is a term of Spanish and/or Portuguese origin describing the first generation offspring of a Sub-Saharan African and a European. ... Africa is the worlds second-largest continent and 3rd most populous. ... A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington Eldrick Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975, Cypress, California), is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... The one-drop theory (or one-drop rule) is the colloquial term for the standard, found throughout the USA, that holds that a person with even one drop of non-white ancestry should be classified as colored, especially for the purposes of laws forbidding inter-racial marriage. ...


Other difficulties of the term, in the United States for example, is that Anatolian Turks, Iranians and Jews (those that are classified as Caucasoid; Ashkenazi, Sephardi and Mizrahi) may also be seen as non-White by a majority of people, even though some people in these groups a may look similar to some Southern Europeans. In the United States, generally speaking, the biggest dilemma of White inclusion is for Americans of Middle Eastern and North African descent; Berbers, Anatolian Turks, Arabs, Iranians, Kurds, etc. For the purposes of statistics they are always categorised as White by US government agencies and the US census, however, this racial classification does not always lead to a sense of inclusion for most of them, as they are often excluded from the general structural concepts of White-American society, and may even experience hostile rejection. The Republic of Turkey or Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye), is a bicontinental country that is located mainly in the Middle East (Southwest Asia) and partly in Southeast Europe; Politically and culturally, Turkey is considered to be mainly in Europe. ... Ashkenazi Jews, also known as Ashkenazic Jews or Ashkenazim (אַשְׁכֲּנָזִי אַשְׁכֲּנָזִים Standard Hebrew, AÅ¡kanazi,AÅ¡kanazim, Tiberian Hebrew, ʾAÅ¡kănāzî, ʾAÅ¡kănāzîm), are Jews descended from the Jewish communities of Germany, Poland, Austria, and Eastern Europe mostly established between the 10th and 19th centuries. ... In the strictest sense, a Sephardi (ספרדי, Standard Hebrew SÉ™fardi, Tiberian Hebrew ardî; plural Sephardim: ספרדים, Standard Hebrew Sfaradim, Tiberian Hebrew ) is a Jew original to the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal: ספרד, Standard Hebrew SÉ™fárad, Tiberian Hebrew / ), or whose ancestors were among the Jews expelled during the Spanish Inquisition... Mizrachi is also an organisation of the Religious Zionist Movement Mizrahi Jews or Oriental Jews (מזרחי eastern, Standard Hebrew Mizraḥi, Tiberian Hebrew Mizrāḥî; plural מזרחים easterners, Standard Hebrew Mizraḥim, Tiberian Hebrew Mizrāḥîm) are Jews of Middle Eastern origin; that is to say, their ancestors never left the Middle East. ... Southern Europe is a region of Europe. ... 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. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | North Africa ... The Berbers (also called Imazighen, free men, singular Amazigh) are a predominantly Muslim ethnic group indigenous to the Maghreb, speaking the Berber languages of the Afroasiatic family. ... The Republic of Turkey or Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye), is a bicontinental country that is located mainly in the Middle East (Southwest Asia) and partly in Southeast Europe; Politically and culturally, Turkey is considered to be mainly in Europe. ... The Arabs (Arabic: عرب Ê»arab) are an originally Arabian ethnicity widespread in the Middle East and North Africa. ... Kurds are one of the Iranian peoples and speak Kurdish, a north-Western Iranian language related to Persian. ...


By contrast in Europe, Canada and Australia those same Middle Easterners and North Africans are almost never regarded as White, neither by society's general understanding of the term nor by government institutions. Instead, they are regarded as racial minorities. This latter understanding of the term in Australia has little to do with White separatist exclusionism, but rather a traditional (and still currently espoused) definition of White which has never encompassed Middle Easterners or North Africans, and which unlike the history of the definition of "White" in the United States, has undergone continuous alterations to include an ever growing number of people. See also: Wog - As a racial reference in Australian English. A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... White separatism is a political movement to obtain sovereignty for and split white people from another people or peoples. ... Look up Wog in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wog is a word with several meanings, one commonly derogatory, the others not. ...


Bestowing the "non-White" label upon any person who is of Middle Eastern, North African, Jewish, Southern European and Eastern European descent, is a serious point taken in an ideology that is highly espoused by many White separatists. This occurs even within countries such as Italy, where northern Italians have been accused of possessing racially motivated separatist sentiments stemming from allegedly irreconcilable differences with Southern Italians. Polls suggest that most Italians see this as a bizarre and confusing attitude and reject any 'racial difference' between the North and South of Italy. Also, most White Supremacist groups in the United States have accepted Southern Europeans and Eastern European Slavic peoples as White, and many White supremacists have also accepted people from the Middle East, North Africa and Central/West Asia as White, but have still excluded Jews, and often exhibit an intense and violent hatred of Jews in particular. 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. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | North Africa ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... Southern Europe is a region of Europe. ... Eastern Europe is, by convention, a region defined geographically as that part of Europe covering the eastern part of the continent. ... Southern Italy, often referred to in Italian as the Mezzogiorno (a term first used in 19th century in comparison with French Midi ) encompasses six of the countrys 20 autonomous regions: Basilicata Campania Calabria Molise Puglia Sicily (although Sicily is classified by the official Italian census organization, ISTAT, as Insular...


It is argued there is a significant Black component in much of North Africa and Arabia's populations due to the importation of Black slaves by Arab slave traders across the Sahara desert, where they mixed with the native Arabs. It is undeniable that many people in North Africa, such as former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat (of Sudanese descent), have enough black African ancestry to be considered "Black" in the United States. However, others have argued that at least in the Middle East (e.g. Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine etc.), most Arabs (who are not Indo-European) can be more closely related to Persians – and vice versa – due to both the ancient slave trade and the wars that involved Macedonian, Byzantine, Roman, Holy Roman, Persian and other empires. For other uses, see Arab (disambiguation). ... Anwar Sadat Mohamed Anwar el-Sadat – محمد أنورالسادات Arabic - (December 25, 1918 – October 6, 1981) Egyptian politician and President from 1970 to 1981. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ...


Additionally, the popular definition of White in the United States often excludes all Hispanics from the Americas (even those of unmixed European descent) but includes all those from Spain. Of the countries of Latin America, those that it can be said are composed of an overwhelmingly European population are Argentina and Uruguay. Chile and Costa Rica are also quite "European", and posses mestizo majorities that are on average much more European than Amerindian, however, very few would acknowledge their admixture and simply view themselves as "White". Countries such as Guatemala, Bolivia, Peru, on the other hand, posses Amerindian majorities, and although they also harbour large mestizo minorities, these are on average much more Amerindian than European. Furthermore, Guyana and Surinam have significant South Asian populations. Also, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are composed mainly of people of African or mixed African descent. Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize U.S. immigrants for whose background hail either from Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or the original settlers of the traditionally Spanish-held Southwestern United States. ... The Americas refers collectively to North and South America, as a relatively recent and less ambiguous alternative to the name America, which may refer to either the Americas - typically in languages other than English, where it is often considered a single continent - or, in English and colloquially in other languages... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Mestizo (Portuguese, Mestiço; Canadian French, Métis: from Late Latin mixticius, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscere, to mix) is a term of Spanish origin used to designate the peoples of mixed European and Amerindian racial strain inhabiting the region spanning the Americas, from the Canadian prairies in... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, Amerindians, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... Composite satellite image of the Indian subcontinent Map of South Asia. ...


In the United States decennial census, Latin American is not seen as a racial category and the term 'more than one race' is used instead. However, the census also takes note of whether or not one is Hispanic. Relatively few Hispanics in the United States are of primarily European descent; the majority of U.S. Hispanics are mestizo. Whites whose families have lived in the United States and Canada for several generations will usually have ancestors from a variety of nationalities, although those with a diverse racial background are in the minority. Of those that do have mixed racial heritage, they frequently are clustered in ethnic enclaves. However, if a person has a European appearance, he is often considered "White" by non-Whites in the same context of Whites viewing such a person to be non-White. The majority of American Whites are of just 6/8 European ancestry, with Finnish, Germanic, Celtic, Romance, Slavic, Baltic, Greek, Albanian, Armenian, Basque and Caucasian ancestries. Approximately 1/8 of American "Whites" have historic Afro-Asiatic, Altaic or Indo-Aryan descents from Europe being externally colonised. Approximately 1/8 of American "Whites" have relatively newer Asian American and American Indian, African American and West Indian or Hawaiian and Filipino descents from Europeans colonising the outer world. Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... The New Yorkistan cover of The New Yorker mocks urban Americas prosensity to huddle into cultural or ethnic enclaves—that said, many of New Yorks neighborhoods are amongst the most integrated in the world. ... The word Celtic can refer to: the European Celtic people, ancient or modern the Celtic languages, spoken by these people and their modern descendents the Celtic (Lusitania), Celts from the Alentejo. ... Romance or romantic can refer to several things. ... Slav, Slavic or Slavonic can refer to: Slavic peoples Slavic languages Slavic mythology Church Slavonic language Old Church Slavonic language Slavonian can also refer to Slavonia, a region in eastern Croatia. ... Baltic can refer to: The Baltic Sea Council of the Baltic Sea States - an intergovernmental organization Baltic sea countries - countries with access to the Baltic Sea The term Baltic countries is sometimes used more or less synonymously for Northern Europe (Russia not included) The Baltic region (Balticum) Baltic States - the... The Basques (Basque: euskaldunak, i. ... Caucasian is originally a geographical term, meaning relative or pertaining to the Caucasus region of Eastern Europe and West Asia. ... Map showing the distribution of Afro-Asiatic languages The Afro-Asiatic languages are a language family of about 240 languages and 285 million people widespread throughout North Africa, East Africa, the Sahel, and Southwest Asia. ... Altaic is a language family which includes 60 languages spoken by about 250 million people, mostly in and around Central Asia and Far East. ... Indo-Iranian languages (also called Aryan languages) are the eastern-most group of the living Indo-European languages. ... A portrait of the Mongol ruler Genghis Khan Taiwanese aborigine dancer. ... Typical Negroid Skull Negroid describes the racial classification (or typology) of humans from Sub-Saharan Africa and Nilotic peoples of East Africa and was one of a varying number of races defined by various racial theories. ... Australoid describes a major race of humans primarily from Australia but also prersent in New Guinea and Melanesia. ...


Criticisms of the term

One recent genetic study suggests that approximately 30% of self-identified Whites (non-Hispanic) in the U.S. possess some sub-Saharan Africa ancestry (from the population now called "Black" or African American in the U.S.). Among those Whites found in the study to have Black ancestry, they average an admixture of 2.3% Black (of 128 grandparents, 3 are Black and 125 are White). The author of the study, Penn State molecular biologist Mark Shriver, a self-identified White who had no idea that he had any African ancestry, discovered he was in fact 22% Black.[1] Many however have argued that the percentage rates are too small in most cases to warrant the abandonment of the umbrella terminology, contending that those Americans who retain some form of miscegenated blood due to interracial couples are more often a rather invisible part of the populace. Indeed, Whites who have ancestors which settled in the Western United States during the 19th century may have American Indian and/or freed African American ancestors. African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a prestigious state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... Miscegenation describes people of different human races producing offspring; the use of this term is invariably restricted to those who believe that the category race is meaningful when applied to the human species. ... An interracial couple is a romantic couple or marriage in which the partners are of differing races. ... The Western United States, also referred to as the American West or simply The West, traditionally refers to the region constituting the westernmost states of the United States (see geographical terminology section for further discussion of these terms). ...


The broad usage of "White" is sometimes criticized by those who argue that it de-ethnicizes various groups. During the era of Jim Crow Laws in the Southern United States, facilities were commonly divided into separate sections for "White" and "Colored" people. These terms were defined by law, with people of northern and western European being labeled "White" and African-Americans labeled as "Colored". The categorization of people of other ethnicities and mixed ancestries varied from state to state and in different municipalities. This article or section should be merged with ethnic group Ethnicity is the cultural characteristics that connect a particular group or groups of people to each other. ... A depiction of T.D. Rices Jim Crow In the United States, the so-called Jim Crow laws were made to enforce racial segregation, and included laws that would prevent African Americans from doing things that a white person could do. ... The Southern United States or the South, also known colloquially as Dixie, constitute a distinctive region covering a large portion of the United States, with its own unique heritage, historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ... Colored and person of color (or people of color in the plural sense) are terms that were commonly used to describe people who do not have white skin or a Caucasian appearance. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans, Black Americans, or simply blacks, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to West and sub-Saharan Africa. ...


Areas of habitation

Countries with a majority of White ethnic Europeans include all the nations of Europe, as well as some of the countries colonized by them through the 15th century to 19th century; such as the United States, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, asiatic Russia and oceanic Australia and New Zealand. In these nations, the relatively small indigenous populations were overwhelmed by White colonists from one or more European "mother countries". The distribution of Europeans worldwide may be explained by the traditional argument that Europeans thrive best in temperate climates above about 30° latitude in both hemispheres, but do not fare well in the tropics, except at high elevations. Indeed, Europeans have colonized most of those portions of the north and south temperate zones which had low indigenous population densities at the time of their "discoveries", which excluded East Asia but included virtually all other temperate regions. Blacks and Amerindians, who have traditionally been thought to tolerate tropical climates better than Whites, are (along with mestizo and mulatto peoples) predominant in tropical Latin America. A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The word indigenous is derived from the latin word indigena, meaning nativ, indigenous, aboriginal, and has several, related meanings: The native people of a place; see the article indigenous people. ... Motherland means a mother country in contrast to its colonies, or the origin of an ethnic minority. ... In geography, temperate latitudes of the globe lie between the tropics and the polar circles. ... The tropics are the geographic region of the Earth centered on the equator and limited in latitude by the two tropics: the Tropic of Cancer in the north and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. ... In geography, temperate latitudes of the globe lie between the tropics and the polar circles. ... East Asia can be defined in either cultural or geographic terms. ... The term Blacks is often used in the West to denote race for persons whose progenitors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan Africa. ...


Whites are also nearly unique in that they exhibit a variety of hair and eye colours. In parts of the world north of 50° North latitude, sunlight is low and weak enough that people (and white coloured polar animals for that matter) with blond hair, blue eyes, and pale skin have an advantage over those with darker colouration. Benefits include resistance to rickets, possibly frostbite, and a suggested aesthetic appeal. However, the only major part of the world where such conditions exist is in northern Europe and western Russia. Parts of Alaska and western Canada, and, in the Southern Hemisphere (south of 50° South latitude), a small section of South America including Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands would fit the requirement as well, but they were thinly populated at the time of discovery and are now dominated by the descendants of European settlers. X-ray of the legs in a two-year-old child with rickets Rickets is a disorder of infancy and early childhood of multiple etiologies. ... Frostbite - or Congelatio in medical terminology - is the medical condition where damage is caused to skin and other tissues due to extreme cold. ... Aesthetics (or esthetics) (from the Greek word αισθητική) is a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty. ... A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ... State nickname: The Last Frontier, The Land of the Midnight Sun Other U.S. States Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Governor Frank Murkowski (R) Official languages English Area 1,717,854 km² (1st)  - Land 1,481,347 km²  - Water 236,507 km² (13. ... Tierra del Fuego (Spanish: land of Fire) is an archipelago at the southernmost tip of South America. ...


Significant minorities of Whites live in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, New Caledonia and other Pacific Islands, and in the various Latin American and Caribbean countries. Many of these nations have experienced considerable political conflict between the White minority (descended from settlers from the former colonial power) and a mixed or non-European unmixed majority, heightening the sense of White racial identity. The Pacific Ocean has an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 islands; the exact number is unknown. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... ...


Additionally, throughout history various nations have also designated the term "honorary-White" to various non-caucasoid groups (primarily Northeast Asians), while at the very same time excluding a variety of distinct caucasoid groups from that same term. East Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...


See also

Typical Caucasoid Skull Caucasoid describes humans primarily from Europe, the Middle East (Western Asia), North Africa, the Indian subcontinent and parts of Central Asia, and was one of the four major races recognized by nineteenth century racial theories. ... The term Caucasian race is used almost exclusively in North America to mean white or of European, Middle Eastern or North African ancestry, especially in government and census forms (see Caucasian type). ...

Further reading

  • Karen Brodkin, How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America, Rutgers, 1999, ISBN 081352590X.
  • Noel Ignatiev, How the Irish Became White, Routledge, 1996, ISBN 0415918251.
  • Matthew Frye Jacobson, Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race, Harvard, 1999, ISBN 0674951913.

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