my mom is from alabama, she's a light skinned black with mostly very fine 3c hair. she's probably got a mix of stuff in her but she's never said what. my daddy is from ghana with super dense 4c that till this day he picks into a small afro......loves it!!!
i consider myself black but if someone asks (which people do all the time) i tell them that i'm half african. my hairdresser for years in high school would always ask was my family hispanic or from south america, but she would NEVER (after 4 years!) even think i could be african.