I worked with a gentleman whose heritage is southern European. To come alone, he had to convert to an American "white man".
So it doesn't make a difference in modern America, all European soul died anyway. Modern America doesn't have room for European expression. American citizens can be Mexican, Asian, African, and Muslim. The citizens of European descent CAN'T be who they are, they died in Europe, their homeland, came to America and really died.
American citizens of Europeans descendant, 2013, can't make contributions of Heidi, Ballet, or opera they can only be "white people"!