Are Italians White?

Italy, one of the most clearly demarcated geographical units in Europe, is a country of considerable [sub]racial variability. Although the Mediterranean race is strongly represented in it, Italy belongs only partially to the Mediterranean world, for much of it is more typically Alpine racial territory. What is the color of italian people, are they white?

asked by Dener in Books & Writing | 4526 views | 09-14-2009 at 01:42 AM

We all know that Italians were never considered fully white in America. Italians were not only discriminated in America because they were olive skinned foreigners from southern Italy but were also discriminated in Italy before they left by northern Italians. But even despite the prejudice in America, the federal government always considered Italians "white", and that's what counted. So Italians were able to benefit in ways that blacks, Hispanics, and Asians couldn't like in housing, jobs, the right to vote, marry who you want, own property, and become a citizen. It made a big difference.

answered by Felom | 09-14-2009 at 01:43 AM

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