Where do white people come from?

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    All this angst over Black History month (a yearly event, both Black history and the angst) got me wondering.

    Where do white people come from?
    Why do white people divide themselves further into groups...i.e. Irish, German, Anglo-Saxon, etc?
    If you are white, hispanic and black would you be able to celebrate black history month and hispanic heritage month?
    Why do so many not consider hispanics to be white?
    Why don't wingers celebrate European American history month?

    Oh, jeesh! I forgot about the orientals. :redface:

    Thoughts?
     
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    And if a mod would be kind enough to change "to" to "do" in my title I would be grateful. :lol:
     
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    I dunno.

    I'm just a monkey.
     
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    as a white man i asked this question to myself.

    My theory: Grudge.

    From all "Races", the "Whites" are the ugliest.

    I´ve never seen an ugly black, asian, oriental, hispanic woman.

    But white ones? Hell...

    No wonder that we are these all-time mulligrubs.
     
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    All humans can trace their ancestry back to Africa, where presumably, people had curly hair and dark skin. Those who migrated North evidentially found some adaptive value in lower and lower levels of melonin -- why, I dunno, nor do I know why straight hair or blue eyes, etc. emerged as traits.

    Evolution of Modern Humans:  Early Modern Homo sapiens

    "Race" as applied to humans is not a biologically sound concept. A white person and a black person, etc. are not members of different species. For biological classification purposes, mammals belong to different species if they cannot produce fertile offspring. (Think mules, the offspring of donkeys and horses.)

    Confusions About Human Races

    Race as applied to humans is a purely social concept, and over time, the boundaries of who is and who is not considered "white" has changed quite a bit. Hispanics, Southern Europeans and Arabs have all been in and out of that social group at one time or another.

    Caucasian race - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    People seem to have a propensity to xenophobia or some other common character defect that makes them identify with the place where they were born or the religion they follow, etc. and to be antagonistic to at least some nearby neighbors. One quick look at the history of the region now know as Czechsolvakia proves that, though similar tensions exist almost everywhere on Planet Earth (except possibly in island nations).

    (This is my own opinion and observation. I could find a link, but I can't find a scholarly one just this minute.)

    The "racial identity" of some people whose parents have very different ethnicities has been foisted on them. In the past, it was common for others to view anyone with "one drop" of African blood as black.

    "One-Drop Rule" - BlackHistory.com

    But this is changing, probably because "mixed marriages" have grown more common. Young people with complex backgrounds now are less and less comfy claiming one and denying the others, and it's more common to hear "I'm biracial", etc. than it once was.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/us/30mixed.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=iracial%20kids&st=cse

    I can't explain the white supremacist movement. I suspect it all comes down to inadequacy and fear, or mebbe they're just assholes.
     
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