Please look up the date for which the term “White” regarding race was first used. you will realize its usage causes more harm than good. Stop lumping people together as we are all not “whites”, we are Swedish, German, Irish, Scottish, etc… It is not fair to strip one of their origins simply for living in the US. This not only gives more color and character to your story it also flushes out the people hiding behind such terminology. plus I have the feeling it will be an interesting fact of which you are unaware.