LMAO!!! This made me laugh. I used to work with this African girl (don't know which country) but she told me that she knew I was Somalian. I assured her that I wasn't, as I know my background. She told me, yes I was, I just didn't know it. I told her that while I have been mistaken for Somalian (and Ethiopian) before, I wasn't, my grandmother was Cape Verdean and blah, blah...explained the rest of my background, none of which included Somalian. She proceeded to tell me that my CV grandmother was really Somalian because a lot of Somalians go over there, I just didn't know that. I told her that not only was she not Somalian, she was actually a CV that was considered portuguese or white, but she always identified herself as black. You know, she still said that I was Somalian, lol. Whatever gets her to sleep at night.....I'm African, but I didn't realize that gave me the ability to guess what tribe a person's from! I should be capitalizing on this! Kidding, but not really. What makes that different from a French person looking at a group of Americans and sorting them as Finnish, Greek, Spanish, etc? How would they know any better than anyone else?on the other hair board geared toward african american/blacks there was this one thread in particular where a member was from africa and she was saying how she could recognize similarities in the facial features of african americans to tribes that are in africa today. of course everyone was exited and started posting their pics for her and a few other african ladies to tell them what tribe of africa they belonged to (or at least looked like). she looked at my pic and told me that i didnt look like any member of any tribe in africa that she had seen. which was weird to say the least.
Could you direct me to that thread? I'm curious.