However, it stretches back even further
To the birthplace of civilization, Babylon. There, mythologically, there were gods and there were the extension of gods (in essence… slaves, or as the Babylonians liked to call them, humans). Honestly, which side would you rather be on?
Consequently, you’re an orphan.
I’m sorry. It’s not your fault. A Roman or Roman inspired bloodbath destroyed your culture. They scattered your people or, more likely, consumed them by forcing them to ape their would-be destroyers.
Hence the ‘white’.