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What Makes A Black Person Black? Culture, Genetics, Skin Color or Something Else

  1. vveasey profile image85
    vveaseyposted 3 years ago

    What Makes A Black Person Black? Culture, Genetics, Skin Color or Something Else?

  2. Ericdierker profile image56
    Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago

    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".

  3. Porshadoxus profile image75
    Porshadoxusposted 3 years ago

    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.

  4. cjhunsinger profile image75
    cjhunsingerposted 3 years ago


    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.