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[–] library_of_stupid 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It'd be like claiming Europeans owned Europe while ignoring the French, the Germanic groups, the Slavic groups, etc.

Yes, white people own Europe. What is so strange about such a concept?

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[–] Whitemail 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Before America there was no such thing as "white" people. White and black were American terms used to refer to niggers and people who weren't niggers. Seriously, white included Jews, chinks, Native Americans, etc. Anyone that wasn't a nigger.

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[–] MinorLeakage 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That really isn't true. The definition has always been a little hard to nail down, but generally Swedes and non-Anglo non-Saxon Germans weren't even considered white. Neither were the French, or Russians.

Ben Franklin had this to say on who "white people" were (my emphasis):

[W]hy should the Palatine Boors be suffered to swarm into our Settlements, and by herding together establish their Language and Manners to the Exclusion of ours? Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our Language or Customs, any more than they can acquire our Complexion.

Which leads me to add one Remark: That the Number of purely white People in the World is proportionably very small. All Africa is black or tawny. Asia chiefly tawny. America (exclusive of the new Comers) wholly so. And in Europe, the Spaniards, Italians, French, Russians and Swedes, are generally of what we call a swarthy Complexion; as are the Germans also, the Saxons only excepted, who with the English, make the principal Body of White People on the Face of the Earth. I could wish their Numbers were increased. And while we are, as I may call it, Scouring our Planet, by clearing America of Woods, and so making this Side of our Globe reflect a brighter Light to the Eyes of Inhabitants in Mars or Venus, why should we in the Sight of Superior Beings, darken its People? why increase the Sons of Africa, by Planting them in America, where we have so fair an Opportunity, by excluding all Blacks and Tawneys, of increasing the lovely White and Red? But perhaps I am partial to the Complexion of my Country, for such Kind of Partiality is natural to Mankind.