I see this question come up time and time again. I’ve written about it before but decided to create a simple infographic containing everything you need to know.

Ashkenazi Jews are half Middle Eastern and half European, which is exactly what their phenotypes show: A random 50/50 mix of Levantine and European facial features. Other Jews, such as Sephardim and Mizrahim, have more Middle Eastern ancestry. Jews are a distinct race of people with their own unique, non-European culture. You wouldn’t call someone who is half-Arabic a White person, so you shouldn’t call someone who is half-Canaanite a White person either.