Before you freak out this is about the general terming of us as "White" in The U.S.
Is it really politically correct to label me as a white person? After all according to the politically correct left it is racism and bigotry to call, lets say, a black man black. The term African American is a better suit,says the left, because black is a "generalization based soley on skin pigmentation." If this is the case, then why is it acceptable to label me as a white? Is it my fault that people can't recognize regional characteristics in me based on my appearance? There lies the root of the problem. They can't, and truthfully neither can we to a black man. I don't know if his roots are African, or Haitian, or what have you. If it is politically correct for me to call a black man African-American then I demand that the lefties start learning some Aryan heritage and characteristics of regional descendants and return the same gesture. If I have to call a black man African-American I demand that a black man must call me Scoto-Norse American.
I had a debate with someone about this and they said "Well you do have a term like African-American, it's called Caucasian." While that may have been a good attempt, it is not true. Caucasian refers to a race of people indigenous to the Caucasus Mountains area, which is in modern day Russia, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. There are several sub-groups within the Caucasian race, including Whites, or people of European descent, Arabs, Persians, North Africans, and some consider Dravidians (Indians) to be Caucasian, as well. So how is this an accurate depiction of my racial makeup?
African-American in the dictionary states -
A black American.
Of or relating to black Americans.
and what does it say under Caucasian?
Of or relating to one of the traditional divisions of humankind, covering a broad group of peoples from Europe, western Asia, and parts...
sometimes offensive. A Caucasian person.
If you are describing me as a person of a European descent then I guess you aren't entirely wrong. However I still don't feel that it is an appropriate match for myself or many "white" Americans today. If we are going to make a generalization such as this then I prefer the term Aryan since this is the source. If we are going to play the politically correct wording game then I demand Scoto-Norse American.