Why do Americans say they're white?

Americans often say they are white. But their country is only 56 percent white. And most of the "whites" have African and native indio admixture. Almost all white Americans look Mexican or Latin. And for some reason they say they're whiter than European countries? How does that make sense. The only... show more Americans often say they are white. But their country is only 56 percent white. And most of the "whites" have African and native indio admixture. Almost all white Americans look Mexican or Latin. And for some reason they say they're whiter than European countries? How does that make sense. The only white Americans I ever see are usually ones who are like 50 or older.
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