Why do Euro-Americans in the deep south look so mixed/exotic?
When I lived in the deep south states (Alabama, Louisiana, and especially Georgia), I noticed that people there who were white looked very mixed. For a while in Georgia, I was spending time with (to keep it as PG as possible) with a couple of women who had Anglo sounding names and a southern accent but they looked very Italian/Latina.
It kinda confused the life out of me and I didn't want to be rude so I never asked them. For some reason the south had an abundance of brunettes with tans who looked very Mediterranean and swarthy. Thought Scot-Irish and English were the most common descent down south.
Its different because here in the upper midwest, I run into an abundance of blondes and Caucasian Americans that more closely match the Northern European look.
Why is this?
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