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You're welcome. It's a question I think needed asking to get people thinking about something they may just take for granted
I think you gave a lovely answer, but I think for those of mixed parentage this is such a difficult question to answer and I don't believe they should have to.
50 to 75% of "blacks" have mixed heritage 1st, second, third, fourth generations. but 400 yrs of the "one drop rule" has caused all of us with "one drop" to b seen as "black" this ties us together but also deprives us of us of our greater heritage
Hey I just thought of it. one of my biological parents was second generation Basque refugee in Ireland who moved to the US. They call them Black Irish; Is that a big enough drop. (I am only speaking contemporary here - not about the history )
Why are they called "Black" Irish?
Something interesting I read on PBS Most Americans seem unaware that this definition of blacks is extremely unusual in other countries, perhaps even unique to the United States, and that Americans define no other minority group in a similar way.
If one drop had been fairly applied to every race, no one would know their race today. Most people have more than one race's DNA. Those genetic DNA tests can have shocking results.
If one drop had been fairly applied to every race, we would probably not have racism in this country. With DNA testing though I see a nightmare in the making or it could open peoples eyes.
Yep I'm "black"
I had my paternal ancestral DNA tested and my DNA profile matches closest to those who live in Sweden, Denmark, and Finland
vveasey where did you do this. Both Biological parents are long dead as are my adoptive ones. All I really have is legend. I think I would like to know more.
actually I had it done at two different sites because I thought my DNA test got mixed up with someone's else's. It was done at http://www.genebase.com/ and http://www.familytreedna.com/ click them it takes you to their sites
Caucasian; literally means"resident or native of the Caucasus mountains" in 1795 Anthropologist Johann Blumenbach, tried to prove white people originated there, but has been proven to be false. Caucasian is a made up term for white people
You ain't never lied!
Maybe those living in a multiculti, multiracial family have just become color blind.
On the contrary, Caucasians do have White skin--all of them! The shocker is that Blacks have White skin, too. Every race's epidermis (top skin layer) is white. Melanin is in the second layer.
Oh really if I put on a white shirt it matches my skin tone??? My skin is far more naturally brown and many other races are lighter. I am not even an off shade of white. Seems like you might have some issues. "All of them" Whoa nice racial profiling.
I am of color.I often forget what color I am.My Black friends say Im to white to be Black. My White friend don't see me as colored.
So 4 weeks I can go through life without any racist remarks.but every now & again someone will call me Nigger im 5
That's good question. But if you study the racial history of this country you may see the answer.
this country certainly. history of other countries as well. I just think its sad we're in 2013 and still making a big deal about the color of someones skin tone. even in a supposed culture that says it doesnt matter.
Especially in a country with a light skinned Black man as President. But I do remember a time say in the sixties when in school dark black children would ridicule light skinned blacks.
Because after 400 yrs of slavery and 150 yrs of Jim Crow negative propaganda about blacks, many blacks didn't want to be black or dark skin, it caused a psychotic split in "black" people's psyche. The dark skin, light skin thing still goes on today
You know vveasey we should be proud as a nation. There are countries where they are still killing each other over what happened to great grandparents. Genocide. Here we debate and demand. And progress. Great forum buddy.