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Why do many northern europeans think southern europeans are "less" racially White?

If northern europe was physically located in southern europe,I'm very sure they wouldn't think that way.The very warm climate in southern europe is what makes many southern europeans olive complexioned or tan in color.

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Us southern Europeans are WHITE,and we dont have to prove our Whiteness to anyone

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Us southern Europeans are WHITE,and we dont have to prove our Whiteness to anyone

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Because they are pathetic losers...you dont need anyway to be pale as snow to be considered white...second of all a lot of italians, for example, got blue/green eyes and the most got a light skin...but what to say...racism is very common in some areas of the world...consider the fact that hollywood most of the time use south americans actors to play italians roles and you find out what I mean....italians mixed with arabs...ahah what pathetic retarded users are above here...pity they ignore the fact that only a LITTLE percentage of moors been only in Sicily plus they ignore that lots of germans tribes and even the VIKINGS been in the south of Italy I bet they hate this fact XD...oohh what a plain ignorance on here...believe me but is more likely that they are more black related that all italians people all togheter..this must be terrible for them, who cares leave them in their ignorance...oh yes they go to Italy in the summer when the sun is strong as hell and they expect to see pale skin around...what a pathetic retarded

    HONEY your links are useless..I could stay here HOURS linking pure italians who looks like "swedish"...don't even let me start into it....or maybe I could start a little bit...lets see how much they are "arabs"

    Southerns italians + sicilians

    http://scorfano.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/mara-o...

    http://www.voceditalia.it/public/foto/35413.jpg

    http://image.excite.it/magazine/foto/Maria-Perrusi...

    http://images.movieplayer.it/2008/06/30/rita-dalla...

    http://www.vivacinema.it/wp-galleryo/violante-plac...

    http://images.movieplayer.it/2008/09/18/enzo-de-ca...

    http://www.stefanomarcucci.it/public/musiche_39_mi...

    http://www.zapster.it/multimedia/2900/2857/big/Dan...

    http://lucacaporale.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/fr...

    http://media.panorama.it/media/foto/2009/03/30/49d...

    http://www.blogsicilia.eu/blog/wp-content/uploads/...

    http://www.adrianabolchini.com/wp-content/uploads/...

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4a98uewZvBE/SNn9NHT42rI/...

    http://images.movieplayer.it/2009/03/26/claudio-gi...

    .. and this is only an "hint"...

    ...last but not least a bit of history...looking at the map inside this article help a lot

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normans

    Predictable thumb down...the truth hurt but is not my fault if history and facts tells you how things really are :)

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  • 1 decade ago

    You got the question wrong, actually, it's usually americans who think the only whites in Europe are the pale, blond and blue eyed scandinavian, which is, of course, stupid.

    A darker tone of skin doesn't necessarily means mixing with africans, that's incredibly ignorant.

    The most important factor in the darker tone of skin of southern europeans is simply, EXPOSURE TO THE SUN, due to the lovely weather there is in southern europe...

    The portuguese, for example, which are, for the most part, brunette, brown or black hair and brown eyes are the LEAST mixed people in Europe and the ones with the oldest genes, most portuguese are direct descendants from the pre-historic peoples that have always inhabited what is now Portugal.

    Ignorant people refer to the arabs invading southern europe but don't know that the Moors type of colonization wasn't based on "peopling", that is, in the countries the Moors invaded only a small military and political elite was in fact arab, ruling over the already existing population.

    The same can be said of the Romans, who before the Moors were a much stronger presence in nearly all european countries and their genetic impact was so small it can't be accounted for.

    Finally, those ignorant fools who think the only whites are northern europeans forget that Modern Civilization, Art, Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics, Medicine, Politics and Social Organization were created by the very dark skinned GREEKS in a time when those pale blondies from the north were nothing but dumb barbarians who could barely read or write.

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  • 5 years ago

    Due to the fact that they were taught that "whiteness" equates only very pale pigmentation such as having blonde/brown/red hair, blue/green eyes and a fair/freckled skin and that people darker than the regular European coloring couldn't be white. Though this is wrong, there are darker white people and not all Southern Europeans are so "dark" either.

    • Grimm
      Lv 4
      5 years agoReport

      You don't know how many millions of southern Europeans have blonde/brown/red hair, blue/green eyes and fair/freckled skin.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    It might be better to say that you may have claim to be the first modern Europeans,or even the fathers (and mothers) of western Europe.The DNA you mention reaches roughly the same percentage as the Basques in Wales and is nearly 100% in parts of western Ireland,due to colonisation from Iberia from post -ice age through to the bronze age. Definitely agree about the brown hair/eyes thing--it has shocked me on these boards to read that some people think you have to be mixed if you have brown eyes or dark hair. The original peoples of Europe all had this colouring,as blue eyes only appeared some 10,000 years ago

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  • Pat
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I gave Adam's answer a thumbs up.

    No you don't have to prove your whiteness to anyone. If you are really bothered by it I would do some research into history to really understand why there are the differences between the northern and southern europeans. History is where you will find real answers, which is what Adam was referring to.

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  • 6 years ago

    You are partially right and wrong as well. Climatic conditions aren't the deciding factor. Many European settlers have lived in the Southern Hemisphere for hundreds of years, eg(Australia,NZ) yet they are still as white as they were,just tanned. Its a well known fact that Sicily and Spain were under Arab/Moorish rule for a long time, hence some admixture is inevitable,but the great majority of Spaniards and Italians look just as white as your average anglo saxon person, maybe not Nordic.There are also tons of Germans who have dark hair and eyes so ppl who associate dark features with non-whiteness are heavily deluded. White ppl do have dark hair and dark eyes, its just that its a little uncommon. So,YES,MOST ITALIANS AND SPANIARDS ARE WHITE BUT ALL ETHNIC ITALIANS AND SPANIARDS AREN'T WHITE, EG Pauly D

    • Mi.6 years agoReport

      Sei troppo colto, grazie per averci illuminato con il tuo brillante cervello.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Lol you're in denial. You are much less racially white than Northern Europeans, because you are mixed with african/arab. I went to southern Italy last year and I saw a lot of people darker than just tan.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That's not necessarily true. I'm Norwegian and none of my Norwegian family think they are superior and Norwegians generally are not racist. But to answer your question, Northern Europeans are the most "pure" white. Southern Europeans, such as in Spain, were in contact with the Moors who are Berber/Arab/Black. So Southern Europeans generally have darker features than the fair, blonde Northern Europeans.

    Source(s): Northern European/North African.
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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Because northern europeans are EXTREMELY racist. Yet they have some very liberal policies. But very racist and nationalistic indeed.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The fact that Southern Europeans are more 'tan' or 'olive' in colour suggests significant mixing of other races in their genetic ancestry.

    Many do not consider those who have significantly mixed racial ancestry as white, i.e. Arabs. Of course, everyone's mixed to a small degree, but more often than not Italians (for example) are too mixed (often with African or Middle Eastern) to be considered truly white Caucasian.

    Being European does not automatically classify you as white. Russia is still considered an European country, despite most of it actually being a part of the Asian continent and many of its native citizens looking mixed Caucasoid/Mongloid.

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