Thanks to Al Franken, I just listened to the infamous Bushism that Iraqis don’t have to be ‘White’ like Americans ‘are’ to have ‘democracy’ or ‘freedom’ or whatever curse Bush wishes to force down their throats. It immediately leaps out, of course, that Americans are not ‘White’, but of all different sorts. But somehow I missed realizing, until now, that he also blew it in another way—because Americans (Usans) of Arab ancestry tend to be considered ‘White’. (Biologically, humans are all one race (subspecies).)
Of course Arabs are rarely ‘Clear’, as Bill Murray called Larry Byrd in that violent Michael Jordan-Bugs Bunny movie, plus living in sunny Iraq would tend to give them deep suntans. When I was a kid I got those sorts of tans myself, even in less sunny New Jersey, though only for part of the year.
(Larry Byrd doesn’t have to tan, because light just goes harmlessly through him.)