Template talk:White people

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

this is deeply offensive. instead of mentioning good things that came from whites, such as inventions or scientific break-throughs, the template focuses on "angry white male," and other ridiclious things. please correct!

All it is is the former "See also" section from the White people article. Its intended to collect all our articles specifically related to white people. If we had articles on Inventions by white people or White scientific discoveries, they would be more than welcome. So no, the template does not focus, it merely collects. Sincerely, the skomorokh 13:17, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

This is too American-centric(European American, Non-Hispanic Whites, White Hispanic and Latino Americans) and Eurocentric, the Definition of "white" varies from region to region. Skin colour doesn't determine the relations between peoples. Arabs, Turks, Iranians and some North Indians have white/light skin and a lot of Mediterranean peoples have olive or tan skin. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.180.146.223 (talk) 14:40, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Are only europeans white?[edit]

Many people in Kazakhistan, Syria, Siberia etc. are also white. Why is this template limiting it to those of European ancestry? 84.13.50.235 (talk) 08:39, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

'White' is a social construct, not a biological fact. Who is and who isn't 'white' is entirely dependent on (a) the opinion of the person using the term, and (b) the context. Another good reason to delete this bit of nonsense. AndyTheGrump (talk) 12:49, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
What do you mean by "Another good reason to delete this bit of nonsense" 84.13.50.235 (talk) 19:13, 21 February 2011 (UTC)
The whole thing looks to me to be little more than a collection of stereotypes, often negative. AndyTheGrump (talk) 19:23, 21 February 2011 (UTC)