Talk:White American

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Raquel Welch[edit]

Raquel Welch is definitely not a good example of a White Hispanic. You can obviously see that she has indigenous traits in her factions. I've been looking for a photo of her Bolivian father, but considering how racially mixed most Bolivians are, and how strong the indigenous component is in that country, I highly doubt her father was of pure Spanish descent. I'm from Uruguay, probably the whitest country in Latin America (Argentina used to be quite white too), and nobody here would consider her to be pure white. A good example of a White Hispanic living in the US would be Alexis Bledel, Frankie Muniz, Martin Sheen (real surname Estevez), Guillermo del Toro, Cristina Saralegui or Pitbull. Those people obviously have no indigenous or african ancestry --186.52.54.184 (talk) 19:18, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

"obviously". Always a suspect word to me. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 01:45, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
And looking at people is a terrible way to determine ancestry; one of the hideous ironies of the racist regime in South Africa was the people who looked white but were legally black, or vice versa. Pinkbeast (talk) 01:48, 11 January 2014 (UTC)


You cannot tell if she has indigenous ancestry by looks. What type of ridiculous claim is that? I can name you many Europeans that people thought were native based on looks but have no native ancestry, such as Grey Owl and Iron Eyes Cody. I can never take somebody's claim, that they can tell a peson's ethncity based on looks, seriously. Saying "how racially mixed most Bolivians are, and how strong the indigenous component is in that country" does not mean her father is indigenous. Being born in a country does not mean you have the same ancestry as the rest of the country. If she did have indigenous ancestry, so what? Many white/European Americans have native and African ancestry, but they are still considered white. Raquel Welch looks more white than Danica Patrick. If you cannot have Raquel Welch here, than you cannot have Danica Patrick. It would make no sense otherwise. Plus, by the names you listed, you seem to only think that blond and blued eyed people are white, yet, many southern europeans are anything but blond and blue eyed. Also, I think this whole page should be deleted and replaced by Americans of European descent.Verifiableman (talk) 16:28, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Ancestries of White Americans?[edit]

The current page says "The ten largest ancestries of American Whites are: German Americans (16.5%), Irish Americans (11.9%), English Americans (9.0%), Italian Americans (5.7%), French Americans (4%), Polish Americans (3%), Scottish Americans (1.9%), Dutch Americans (1.6%), Norwegian Americans (1.5%), and Swedish Americans (1.4%).[8]" which could be true, but the source isn't working for me. It goes to one page, then goes to another and not the direct link for the ancestries. Can someone put up a working source or give me a direct link on this page for these ancestries for White Americans? Thanks. Harponax (talk) 00:17, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Mexican American should be included among the largest ancestries of American Whites. In fact, there should be no difference in the main page about "Hipanic" and "Non-Hispanic" Whites. That is ridiculous.--83.63.225.149 (talk) 20:43, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Missing Millions[edit]

I have added a paragraph explaining the serious under-count of English-Americans and British-Americans due to the fact 27 million disappeared in the statistics recently along with four cites explaining how nearly 50% of the group has self-reported as 'American' since the introduction of the category in the 2000 census. Twobells (talk) 18:49, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Non-Hispanic White school children a minority in USA.[edit]

See: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/08/21/for-first-time-minority-students-expected-to-be-majority-in-u-s-public-schools-this-fall/