White people

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A white married couple.

White people, also known as Caucasian or European race, are a kind of people with light skin. They are a race of people. Most white people are of European origin, but are also found in other places. The name "Caucasian" comes from a former belief that the best examples were from the Caucasus.

European settlers arrived in the Americas in the 16th century and 17th century. In many places they made laws to divide whites from black people. Blacks were banned from many places.