I get asked this a lot, and I'm not mixed. It's because of my hair, skin and maybe the way I speak ( I get the oreo label a lot). My parents are black--I'm light skinned probably because my mom is. I have some Irish and Cherokee mixed in from a long time ago but most blacks in America have a little mix of everything somewhere down the line.

Lately I've started coming up with ridiculously impossible combinations. Conversations usually go like this:

Guy: "Say guh, you mixed?"
Me: "Why yes, I'm Japanese and Russian."

It's scary when they actually believe me.
Originally Posted by wherethebeaverlive

I'm mixed. My mom's black. My dad's black, Italian, French and Algonquian The only time it offends/annoys me is when I'm asked because of my hair, as if people who are all black can't possibly have "good hair". Besides I still have the kinky 4a, which I love, so people never even question my heritage unless my hair's straight. When it's in my natural afro state then I OBVIOUSLY can't be mixed. Shows those suckers!