Now I think I understand your point, however, I think that in this day and age the term "white person" is generally used as a broad generic term to describe people of European ancestry. The whole concept of race is rendered absurd by the need to arbitrarily define numerous visible characteristics, thus making neat delineation impossible, such as with the white Asians I mentioned earlier.
I just read the article you linked to. It was interesting and very well written but a bit of fact checking never hurts.
“When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no ‘white’ people there; nor, according to the colonial records, would there be for another sixty years.” — Theodore W. Allen
So the claim is that no "white" people arrived in Virginia until 1679?
"After an early expedition in 1584 to the "New World" by Sir Walter Raleigh, many other expeditions from England were sent to explore and colonize, including three ships that set sail on April 30, 1607, which were funded by "The Virginia Company".
The people of the expedition consisted of 'gentlemen' and farmers?
African workers first appeared in Virginia in 1619, brought by English privateers from a Spanish slave ship they had intercepted. As the Africans were baptized Christians, they were treated as indentured servants.
By 1650, there were about 300 Africans living in Virginia, about 1% of an estimated 30,000 population of people of English and European ancestry. They were not slaves but worked as indentured laborers, as did the approximately 4000 white indentured servants working out their loans for passage money to Virginia. Many Africans had earned their freedom, and they were each granted 50 acres (200,000 m2) of land when freed from their indentures, so they could raise their own tobacco or other crops.
Anthony Johnson was an African who settled on land on the Eastern Shore following the end of indenture, later bought African slaves as laborers."
As much as I despise the Europeans and Africans who owned and abused slaves, it's interesting to note that there were plenty of victims of all colors.
"It remains true that a certain small part of the white colonial population of America was brought by force, and a much larger portion came in response to deceit and misrepresentation on the part of the spirits [recruiting agents]." One "spirit" named William Thiene was known to have spirited away 840 people from Britain to the colonies in a single year.Historian Lerone Bennett, Jr. notes that "Masters given to flogging often did not care whether their victims were black or white."
I'm sure we can agree that slavery is abhorrent, regardless of the physical characteristics of master and victim.