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Noppeeee. Lol. But then again I don't wear my hair out. So I don't know what people would say. I have gotten "Wow..you have waves" from my own family + my then boyfriend. I think people want to touch my hair when I have it in a ponytail because they don't think the waves are real, they try to do it on the sly...lmao. But I'm mixed but not in the traditional sense. I'm a teeny bit of everything, I'm still learning my family heritage through research.
Before i went all natural i got where am i from. Most people say I have an accent but i am not sure i never hear it but since going natural. I kinda get it a bit more. My curls aren't all super coiled i mean there a bit looser and in some places bigger like my brother said if he grew his hair out he's get some waves and tight coils because both his parents are straight Caribbean (slight touch of touch on our dads side) but i have more curl then 'nap' because i am technically half latino (his logic confuses me)
Some of my friends who haven't seen me all summer thought that my hair would be wilder or i guess nappier (which i am not even sure what that means) instead of spirally and loose curly

but i dont think your hair can show your heritage. i mean i consider myself quite a mutt. Panamanian, Dutch, Irish, Guyanese and i am sure some other things.
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Before i went all natural i got where am i from. Most people say I have an accent but i am not sure i never hear it but since going natural. I kinda get it a bit more. My curls aren't all super coiled i mean there a bit looser and in some places bigger like my brother said if he grew his hair out he's get some waves and tight coils because both his parents are straight Caribbean (slight touch of touch on our dads side) but i have more curl then 'nap' because i am technically half latino (his logic confuses me)
Some of my friends who haven't seen me all summer thought that my hair would be wilder or i guess nappier (which i am not even sure what that means) instead of spirally and loose curly

but i dont think your hair can show your heritage. i mean i consider myself quite a mutt. Panamanian, Dutch, Irish, Guyanese and i am sure some other things.
Originally Posted by EdenRose
I believe hair can show heritage to an extent. I mean think about it, a lot of west africans tend to have cloudlike hair in appearance, versus a lot of African Americans who tend to have more visible curls, I'm not saying this is fact, but this is from my observation. I'm not saying African Americans can't have have cloudlike hair and I'm not saying vice versa, just my observations. And by African Americans, I mean people who's family hair been here since the slave trade.
Before i went all natural i got where am i from. Most people say I have an accent but i am not sure i never hear it but since going natural. I kinda get it a bit more. My curls aren't all super coiled i mean there a bit looser and in some places bigger like my brother said if he grew his hair out he's get some waves and tight coils because both his parents are straight Caribbean (slight touch of touch on our dads side) but i have more curl then 'nap' because i am technically half latino (his logic confuses me)
Some of my friends who haven't seen me all summer thought that my hair would be wilder or i guess nappier (which i am not even sure what that means) instead of spirally and loose curly

but i dont think your hair can show your heritage. i mean i consider myself quite a mutt. Panamanian, Dutch, Irish, Guyanese and i am sure some other things.
Originally Posted by EdenRose
I believe hair can show heritage to an extent. I mean think about it, a lot of west africans tend to have cloudlike hair in appearance, versus a lot of African Americans who tend to have more visible curls, I'm not saying this is fact, but this is from my observation. I'm not saying African Americans can't have have cloudlike hair and I'm not saying vice versa, just my observations. And by African Americans, I mean people who's family hair been here since the slave trade.
Originally Posted by favoritecolorblu
I can't even begin to explain how wrong your statement is , as someone who is west African there is a pretty even mix of kinks and curls but I understand you can only go by what you've seen .

I am going by what I know; if the hair is not relaxed a lot of west African girls don't properly know how to care for it or have it braided anyway.
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Before i went all natural i got where am i from. Most people say I have an accent but i am not sure i never hear it but since going natural. I kinda get it a bit more. My curls aren't all super coiled i mean there a bit looser and in some places bigger like my brother said if he grew his hair out he's get some waves and tight coils because both his parents are straight Caribbean (slight touch of touch on our dads side) but i have more curl then 'nap' because i am technically half latino (his logic confuses me)
Some of my friends who haven't seen me all summer thought that my hair would be wilder or i guess nappier (which i am not even sure what that means) instead of spirally and loose curly

but i dont think your hair can show your heritage. i mean i consider myself quite a mutt. Panamanian, Dutch, Irish, Guyanese and i am sure some other things.
Originally Posted by EdenRose
I believe hair can show heritage to an extent. I mean think about it, a lot of west africans tend to have cloudlike hair in appearance, versus a lot of African Americans who tend to have more visible curls, I'm not saying this is fact, but this is from my observation. I'm not saying African Americans can't have have cloudlike hair and I'm not saying vice versa, just my observations. And by African Americans, I mean people who's family hair been here since the slave trade.
Originally Posted by favoritecolorblu
I can't even begin to explain how wrong your statement is , as someone who is west African there is a pretty even mix of kinks and curls but I understand you can only go by what you've seen .

I am going by what I know; if the hair is not relaxed a lot of west African girls don't properly know how to care for it or have it braided anyway.
Originally Posted by ttlolla
Okay, first of all, LEARN TO READ. I said TEND. Not all. So no need to get huffy. And it is true. How does tight curls equal hair that isn't taken care of? And I've met west africans who's hair is more cloudlike rather than visably (sp?) coily. I never said either was bad or good, so no need to jump into defense mode. If you look at the racial make up of most african americans there is a little bit of something else mixed in there, because of the slave trade.. Whereas with west africans there is not as much. Hair doesn't always show the make up with someone, but it can a lot of the times. That is why I said to an extent.
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The question I get all the time is "what are you," drives me crazy. I also get asked where I from a lot. I don't mind that so much; I don't get it, because I don't think I look racially ambiguous but at least it is respectful.
You know, I don't know where i get my curly hair from. No one in my family has curly hair except me. Well, I DID pass it on to my son, but I'm a first generation curly.

I'm 100% Greek-but as a kid, people frequently asked me if I was mixed. It never occurred to me it was because of my hair. Go figure. People do make some strange assumptions!
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I've never gotten asked if I'm mixed, but I've been asked if I was Japanese (personally I didn't understand this one, he explained that it was because of my light skin and almost black natural hair color). I've also been asked if I'm Native American cause of my dark curls and my facial features, which i do actually have a little Native American in me. When I get asked about my heritage it doesn't really bother me, unless they argue with me. Like my dad has darker tanned skin and his hair is black and kids from public school would ask if he is Italian and I'd say no but they'd argue and say he has to be. Uh he's my dad I'm pretty sure I'd know. I was once asked if this little girl (a friend's baby) was my daughter, she's mixed. I said no and they said oh you have to be her mom you look so much like her, you got the same hair (which was funny cause we do) I'm like uh no, I'm irish, German, french, English, and native American. I have no African American in me. My hair mixed with my looks just seem to throw people sometimes, I find it funny when people try and guess my heritage, they are hardly ever right.
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I've never been asked "Are you mixed?" but I get "What's your background?" all the time. I consider myself black because mostly I am but I am multiracial(Black, Indian, Aboriginal, Dutch) so I just say I'm black and Indian. Sometimes I get cute and say I'm Guyanese and St.Lucian because no one knows what that means. My hair is 3b/3c mix and I have dark skin so it throws people off. Sometimes people think I'm Ethiopian or something even though I don't look it at all O.o
My first time being asked "what's your nationality?" happened last week. I was shocked. I think it was a corny line to get a conversation going though, not actual interest.
Yup. Moreso when I was in grade school b/c my hair was long and thick/dense. I too thought it was strange that they insisted I was hispanic or asian. I always took it as "wow black folks can't have the credit of having beautiful hair without having another ethnicity being the reason for the beauty."

A hispanic guy once told me that he did not like the term "mixed" for humans since it's used for breeds of dogs. I completely agree with him and I think the appropriate question would be, "What is your ethnicity."

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I just get asked "What are you?" all the freakin time. Many people think I'm a "Latina"/European mixture, or just Greek. Just as many people think I'm just "Jewish".

Noticed a lot of people here are saying they aren't mixed. They say they're "just Greek", or "just Puerto Rican" or "just Italian". Thing is, all the aforementioned cultures have partial African lineage. Especially Greeks, Italians and the Spaniards because of how close they are to Northern Africa (enter the Moorish people).

It means people may be calling you racially mixed because you really ARE that racially mixed And as if that weren't enough, the so-called "Latinos" and Arabs are also quite often seriously mixed.

The lesson?: In a way, many of us aren't so very special, even though we get the "what are you?" question, or get asked if we're "mixed"
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I've been asked that before.
Yes, I am mixed, actually. People already asked me that even when my hair was relaxed. Some people had met my mum and that's why they asked, but for few others, it's because of how different my hair seemed from theirs.


About the West African thing, my dad's West African. In West Africa, I've noticed that many people and many hair stylists don't know how to take care of their hair. That is what makes it look kinda "cloud-like." If people cared for their hair better, it wouldn't look like that.
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I get this all of the time and it drives me nuts! I always say no even tho I am. I just hate the idea that people think that a black girl can't have beautiful curly natural hair!
Not racially, but ethnically. I have Chinese, Indian and Malay in me.
I get asked this frequently. I have no idea why o.O
My dad is only 25% white. My mom is only 25% Cuban, but their both Jamaican. I think it's just some people in my school's twisted views of African American hair or, "black people hair" as some of them tend to call it. I wear my hair curly some days and straight other days.They don't know that African American hair can be different textures. And it is not some monstrosity one should be ashamed of. I think it's funny how some people think all African Americans have one set type of hair. It's frustrating!

I tell them I'm not mixed and they insist that I'm lying! >:|

Last edited by Dee_marie; 11-01-2011 at 06:07 PM.
Not racially, but ethnically. I have Chinese, Indian and Malay in me.
Originally Posted by vanillalush
I think these two terms are considered interchangeable if you excuse the fact that there's really no such thing as "race"
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I get asked this question a whole lot. I'm not. I'm white. My mom is Irish, my dad is Italian. I have blue eyes and freckles. My hair is dark brown with a little bit of red. I'm white.
Originally Posted by rolltidegal
HA! That's so me! I'm half Italian, half English with green eyes and people look at me funny. It's like they're trying to figure out how I'm paler than a snowman with thick, dark, 3b hair. No one's asked me if I'm mixed, not yet at least, but I don't know how I'd respond...
Well, people ask me my nationality and assume I'm more than one ethnicity by looking at me, which is perfectly fine with me. It's just modest curiosity. I don't see how this question should ever be interpreted as offensive, even if asked by a total stranger, because honestly, it's not personal. People shouldn't need to warm up to you before asking your race. It's just trivial. I have modest curiosity myself and ask the heritage of others at times - politely, mind you-and none of them have ever taken offense. And even in the case of assuming certain features belonging to certain races and vice versa, there should be some patience applied, because it's not an ignorant way of thinking really. It's pretty unavoidable. Just let them know that every race can have any conceivable trait and move on.

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