broad racial and ethnic categorizations as either black, white, or asian seems to be mostly an american thing.
I find it a little odd and strange since there are way too many cultures, nationalities, and ethnicities in this world to broadly categorize someone as being black, white, or asian?
europeans are not all the same culture or from the same country just because they have features that are broadly defined as "white"???
same can be said with people from asia. asia is even bigger than Europe and probably even more ethnically diverse than Europe, so broadly categorizing people as being asian just because they have ethnic and cultural roots from that continent really creates a lot of fallicies since it assumes asia is a mono-cultural continent
and don't get me started with africa, africa is the most diverse continent in the world .