I actually get asked this quite a lot, and when I ask why they say because of my skin color and hair. When my hair was long and straight I was asked if i was Indian. Now that it's shorter and curly people ask if i'm mixed.
In my earlier years I was somewhat of a lighter skin tone so i got asked in grade school a lot.
But sometimes it offends me by the response I get when answering the question.
"You HAVE to be mixed black people just don't have hair like that"
"Why would you lie?"
It get annoying very fast.
Both of my parents are african american.
Therefore so am I.
Originally Posted by Always@night
I get the same answer when they ask me. "black people don't look like you or have hair like yours and your eyes change color, but you from Louisiana so you must be creole" I'm not creole just a black woman that I guess look strange to some. My oldest daughter get the same responses. It bothers her because she is young but it doesn't bother me anymore.
Originally Posted by Luvmycurls3
When you get right down to it, the large majority of African Americans are of a mixed background. And to be perfectly honest, if you have looser curls and lighter eyes, it can be said with almost 100% certainty that you are indeed mixed somewhere in your geneology. Now, does that give someone the right to second guess your blackness? No. You can choose to identify with whichever part of your heritage that you like. Don't let someone try to tell me I'm not Native American!
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