Actually Caucasian does not necessarily mean white. According to many dictionaries it is:

Anthropology Of or being a human racial classification distinguished especially by very light to brown skin pigmentation and straight to wavy or curly hair, and including peoples indigenous to Europe, northern Africa, western Asia, and India.
Originally Posted by Alexjoujou
That's interesting..I've never seen that definition. It sounds kinda *funny* though...I have light brown skin which I joke is beige b/c...well...it is...I'm a hair darker than my mom (she's Irish/English). And I also obviously have curly hair. But I wouldn't refer to myself as white/caucasian. That seems laughable for me.

I learned that a lot of Indians ID as white a few yrs ago. I was suprised since many of them are a lot darker than me.