|I was born in Australia but grew up in England directmed.care @Dr_Steve: The idea that white people as Americans know it and “caucasians” are the same is absurd. Most “caucasian” people in America come from all over Europe and actually very rarely are they recently descended from the people of the Caucasus mountains. Ever since I found out what “caucasian” meant, I resented it. I am of Jewish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Polish, Irish and Russian origin- quite an admixture. My skin happens to be more pale than dark. I don’t see the caucasus mountains in there anywhere, but I am called caucasian by demographers.