I've never understood why people who are half black and half white are referred to as black. Like what mitigates the white gene?
This is not the place to be asking such questions - try the topical forums.
This is where writers discuss their craft and help newcomers improve their writing.
Rupert, she did post this in the community forums. Check the top of the page. Unfortunately, the way HP structures our forum feed, all of the questions from all of the forums appear in a single feed without any obvious indication of which forum they were posted in.
There's a difference. The forums are split into two. The topical forums are here: https://hubpages.com/forum/topical They are divided into sections. So this post would be better here: https://hubpages.com/forum/13 Politics and Social Issues.
People have been suggesting for ages that the Freeform discusion section should be 'over there', and 'this side' should be for writing, earnings, technical stuff.
Okay Rupert, that's kinda harsh, but also hilarious. I apologize for posting on the wrong forum. I'll be more careful next time.
Yours seems genuine but we get some real weird questions and spammers on here. It tends to make us oldtimers kind of crotchety at times!
Okay DrMark1961, I totally understand
To go back to your original question, I think you need to point out that this black-white thing exists in the US, not everywhere. Here in Brazil we do not consider people that are half-black and half-white as black. It kind of depends on what you look like.
One of my good friends is white, but her mom is very black. Her dad was of Portugese heritage and was very white. Her daughter looks like her mother, and enrolled in university as black.
So no, it is definitely not genetic, just cultural.
I believe in the U.K. people of mixed heritage are generally referred to as being mixed race. But “A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet” (Shakespeare)
I've requested this thread be moved to "social issues" as that seems more relevant than HP Tutorials and Community. I guess we'll see what happens, if anything.
In America it is because if you don't look totally white, by default you are considered to be another race. Probably because historically race has been a marker for what to do with people in this country.
"Why are people who are half white and half black called black?"
This is a gray area.
People are what they choose to identify as, which is entirely their right.
p.s. there is no white gene
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