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Old 10-25-2014, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by AntonioR View Post
I think most Puerto Ricans say they are white because skin color wise they are. A person doesn't have to be a full blooded Caucasian to have white skin color, as anyone with well functioning eyes can definitely notice. A person with "Caucasian" features and straight hair but with a naturally tanned skin color is referred to as trigeño, because skin color wise they are trigeño.

Only extremely racist societies would have issues with people that have white skin saying they are white simply because racially they are not Caucasian (well, most Puerto Ricans are overwhelmingly Caucasian in their mixture too).

What's next? That non-white people with green eyes can't say they have green eyes? Will that be an exclusive of Caucasian people too?

Another interesting fact is that many Americans wouldn't consider brown skin Caucasians to be Caucasians, even though there are many brown Caucasians especially in the Middle East.

That's the difference between race and color.
True, although technically the true Caucasians are those peoples that originate from the Caucasus Mountains region!
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