White Caucasian race is a term that was used for many people, without regard necessarily to skin tone.
Origin and Race
The term “Caucasian Race” was first used by the German philosopher Christoph Mainers by whom there were only two racial divisions: Caucasians and Mongolians or simply divided in two categories Good Looking ( Caucasians ) and Less Attractive ( Mongolians ).
Christoph Mainers consider Germans and Tatars (Eastern European – Black Sea) people more attractive – Caucasians, and Jews and Native Americans less attractive – Mongolians.
“White Race” was further linked to Caucasian People (Southern Caucasus Region) by professor Johan Blumenbach in 1790. According to Blumenbach Caucasian People (from the Southern Caucasus region) to be the most beautiful race.
He chose it because the Caucasus was home to “the most beautiful race of men, I mean the Georgians,” as he often would say, and because among his collection of 245 human skulls, the Georgian one was his favorite.
The ten largest groups of White Americans are: German Americans (16.5%), Irish Americans (11.9%), English Americans (9.0%), Italian Americans (5.8%), French Americans (4%), Polish Americans (3%), Scottish Americans (1.9%), Dutch Americans (1.6%), Norwegian Americans (1.5%), and Swedish Americans (1.4%).
Whites constitute the majority with a total of 196,817,552 and 63.7% of the population in the 2010 United States.