Why Italians were considered non Whites in America?

Code Blue

Ad Honorem
Feb 2015
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Caribbean
No, because he's the opposite of cosmopolitan and traveled. Is there a word for that?
I can't think of one. The problem is you are linking "cosmopolitan" with being outside the US.

He says he never heard of it. So? That doesn't bother me.
I have heard people in the US suggest that Italians are not white, and some of them making the suggestion were apparently Italian.

I don't recommend this tube. It is violent and has foul language. However, it's from a director with an Italian-sounding last name. (And for some reason it has French opera). If he watches this, he can understand fully the genesis of the - Italians as non-white - controversy.