Why do we say that white people came from the area of Chechnya and Kyrgyzstan and Dagestan?
By Derek Thompson|Posted Friday, April 19, 2013, at 12:58 PM
A man identified by authorities as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, is seen in this law enforcement bulletin distributed by the Boston Regional Intelligence Center.
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The suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing have been identified as brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Their family apparently originated in Chechnya, in the northern part of the Caucasus Mountains. In 2008, Explainer addressed the question of why we refer to white people as Caucasian. The original story is below.