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I encountered this with a associate of mine explains often that she is Panamanian but no one knows or cares when you are sitting amongst a group of black people many might assume it but why feel need to say something???
So know people ask her if she doesn't like people and she doesn't understand WHY.
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Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

I sense some lies.


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Originally posted by Alias_Avi Alias_Avi wrote:

I wonder if Rachel Roy passed for Black
Oh my. I thought she was black without a doubt.
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I personally wouldn't care..my best friend is multiracial and just tells people she's black. She always has.

However my college roommate would tell people her ethnicity based on who she was talking to. If it was a guy questioning her "exotic" looks, she would ramble off all these different races. On st. Patricks day, she's 1/4 Irish. But when she's around all black people, it's "oh yeah I'm just black." That would annoy me.
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this is a non issue for me...
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Hmmm I doubt they think she's black because of her skin tone. I want to see her features. I actually read a few years ago that a lot of "mulattos" as they called them back then passed for American Indian instead of claiming their African roots. They couldn't pass as white because they looked too ethnic.

It's just hard to believe since people very well know that Indians are called "brown" people so skin tone would be irrelevant since those of African descent & Asian descent come in many shades. Same range of skin tones but different phenotypes.
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As long as she's not ratchet, I'm ok with it. If u look black, u r black in my book. Likewise if u look white, u r white.
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Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

I sense some lies.

This. I want a picture.

I've never seen a person look black that wasn't black. You can be black and not look black, but not the other way around.
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I dont think she knows her roots.


one of my friends had no idea she had an Asian background. She would tell people she was half asian and half black but both her parents were black. She had the chinky eyes and the silky hair but her skin was dark. Her father was in and out of her life so she never got to meet his side of the family.  Years later he passed and when she went to his funeral  it was nothing but asians there. Turns out his mother is Cambodian. Her father was the only one with a black father, the rest of her aunts and uncles were full Cambodian. 
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Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

I sense some lies.


This. I want a picture.

I've never seen a person look black that wasn't black. You can be black and not look black, but not the other way around.


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