When you think of a "white" person, how do you picture them in your mind?
I hear a lot about “white people this… white people that” but what exactly do you consider to be white?
The human race comes in all colours, shades, tones and yet we are very quick to lump all white people together and all black people together. I guess when I think of “white” people I think of the majority of my friends who are fair skinned (regardless of whether they tan easily) fair haired, light eyes blah blah blah BUT a question posted on Fluther today regarding using blackface on models mde me think deeper about this.
I look at myself. Dark skinned, dark eyed, dark hair… am I considered white? I get my mediterranean looks from my mothers family but, seeing as we are European, are we white regardless of our shade?
Do you think that the fact we still only see in black, white and Asian rather than, say culture and ethnicity is keeping these race issues alive?