Someone said they are not lol
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Such an interesting question, only because if you were to put an Italian and an Arab side by side, stripped down, and didn't hear them talk, they could look alike. In fact, I mistakenly asked a Jordanian man where in Italy he was from once, as even his accent fooled me.
Anyway, technically they are Caucasian. But the proudful folk that they are, usually just like to be referred to as Italians, even the dark skinned ones from the south. I guess it says it all. :)
Off topic, but sort of similar, I had a Greek friend who once told me that Greeks were "the first, original Caucasians". I suppose she means that after the great migration, the people who settled in Europe who lost the melanin in their skin and became "white" where the Greeks who went from being darker skinned to becoming more pale. Greeks aren't just dark, of course, there are blondes and redheaded Greeks, and as people settled throughout the Mediterranean over time, I suppose she was hinting that it was the Greeks who first became Caucasian over anyone else in Europe . If someone has any different information, I would be interested in knowing their thoughts on this. I am just going by one Greek friend's information/opinion. :)0