So.. to your question. I don't see the racial classification as a useful concept (if we are talking about defining people by their color), but the way it was asked on the OP, I don't think anyone should think that this thread is necessarily prejudiced. I don't know how things are where ever you guys live, but here in Finland, we have quite a lot of racism and people are getting really touchy about any words that has something to do with "race" and I'm not sure if that's a good thing. All the differences people have... they don't go away by making taboos of the words used to express them. I'm just saying that you don't need to see "white" being more than what it says.