What Makes A Black Person Black? Culture, Genetics, Skin Color or Something Else?
What I found strange about this is that it can change. I thought of Mr. Obama as a Black person. Now I think of him as an Arab person. Or a White person.
I see an east coaster in him. His hair just looks like an old persons now. I think I see some Asian in him also.
Well others can hold on to the "one drop rule" but nowadays that seems kind of genetically primitive.
So I think there is something else --- nowadays I think it is called choice. You can choose to be identified as Black if that is what you want. Or like my 4.5 year old half Asian half white says - "I am just me".
Skin color is determined by DNA. The amount of melanin (pigment) in a person's skin is determined by just .0014% of our DNA code. That is 14 ten-thousandths of one percent of the entire DNA code in a human.
It is very sad that Africans were made slaves based on that small amount of the DNA code.
As science demonstrates we all come out of Africa and started out all dark skinned people. The question should be what makes an Asian look Asian and a Caucasian look Caucasian? I think that you might find that it is /was all in the diet and environment and time==evolution. The pigment called melanin.
The Tower of Babel works for a lot of people.
by The Medicine Man4 years ago
Black People are All Shades And Colors So, What Makes A Black Person Black?
by ngureco7 months ago
I think everyone has there own preferences, You would think people prefer dark skin that's why they are out in the sun and at the tanning beds Always striving to look better, but not striving to be better people.
by ngureco4 years ago
Why Do Parents Oppose Their Children Marrying A Person of a Different Skin Color? (Minimum 150 Words)
by ahorseback3 years ago
First , I do ask this honestly ! ....... Will we as Americans , black , yellow , white or blue , ever be able to look at truths , real statistics , and hard facts , and ever be able to...
by ixwa7 years ago
Is the Skin Color and Race of President Obama the reason for the heightened Antagonism and Racism?
by peter5653 years ago
Why are people still portraying Jesus white, when we know he is Black?There are written and archaeological evidence proving Jesus is a black guy. The bible itself wrote, Jesus skin is the "color of burning...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.