Well, I'd rather to be called either Caucasian or European than White. I mean, hell, I'm Sicilian and I'm not even that white. It's a cultural thing. You have to consider the fact when most white Americans are asked about their heritage, what will they be likely to respond? The country that their family came from. For Africans, it's a different story because the content is made up of many different tribes and most of African Americans can't identify themselves to tribes due to slavery. And you have to consider that the word ***** is derived from the Latin word "Nero", meaning either dark or black, It has nothing to do with the outward apperances of the African people. I don't know where they got the word ****** from...Sorry if I said it, but there it is.
And as for the person who asked this question, I understand where you're coming from, but take this in consideration. Have whites ever been enslaved and called names? No. So if we are being insulted, we don't really care because we have never been through what the blacks have been going through, so the word have stronger meaning to them than it would to us if we were being called a cracker.
Am Sicilian but am an European, anyway.
· 8 years ago