White People


White people is a racial classification specifier, used for people of Europid ancestry, with the exact implications dependent on context.

Race is the classification of humans into groups based on physical traits, ancestry, genetics or social relations, or the relations between them.

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The contemporary usage of "white people" or a "white race" as a large group of populations contrasting with "black", American Indian, "colored" or non-white originated in the 17th century.

Colored is a term used in the United States, predominantly in the South during the racial segregation era, and the United Kingdom to describe people who were not categorized as "white" or those with mixed racial heritage.

Black is the darkest color, the result of the absence or complete absorption of light.

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It is today particularly used as a racial classifier in multiracial societies, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and South Africa.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of ‹See TfD›50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a country in the Americas.


Various social constructions of whiteness have been significant to national identity, public policy, religion, population statistics, racial segregation, affirmative action, white privilege, eugenics, racial marginalization and racial quotas.

Social constructionism or the social construction of reality is a theory of knowledge in sociology and communication theory that examines the development of jointly constructed understandings of the world that form the basis for shared assumptions about reality.

White privilege is a term for societal privileges that benefit people identified as white in Western countries, beyond what is commonly experienced by non-white people under the same social, political, or economic circumstances.

Religion is a cultural system of behaviors and practices, world views, sacred texts, holy places, ethics, and societal organisation that relate humanity to what an anthropologist has called "an order of existence".


The term "white race" or "white people" entered the major European languages in the later 17th century, in the context of racialized slavery and unequal status in European colonies.

Slavery is a legal or economic system in which principles of property law are applied to humans allowing them to be classified as property, to be owned, bought and sold accordingly, and they cannot withdraw unilaterally from the arrangement.

Most languages of Europe belong to the Indo-European language family.

Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.


Description of populations as "white" in reference to their skin color predates this notion and is found in Greco-Roman ethnography and other ancient sources.


Scholarship on race generally distinguishes the modern concept from pre-modern descriptions of collective difference.

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