Syn: white. Strictly speaking, an ethnographic term for a person of Indo-European or European “race” but in practice often a vague, sometimes emotive designation. In multicultural and multiracial societies, the term can cause controversy about the concept of “race” as an acceptable descriptive term. Although used in some official statistics, the designation “Caucasian” has little or no credibility in scientific discourse.
Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — World History.