Now, I know what you are thinking. Why are Middle Easterns called Caucasians. Well, there is very good reason. The original mtDNA haplogroup is understood to have started about 170,000 - 130,000 years ago. The European Haplogroup is younger than the Asian Haplogroup, which can only mean that they are genetically closer to Middle Easterns. Proof of this is found in in the mtDNA of the two populations. H, I, J, K, T, U, V, W and X , which is found in nearly all lineages from Europe, North African and Western Asian Caucasians. If I had to choose two races, I'd have to Choose African and Caucasian, or white and black.