"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 699
|Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 08:30 pm: |
Hell, Serena, a person with brown skin and STRAIGHT hair could never claim white. But a blue eyed, blond haired person can say their grandfather is half black and "poof", they're black.
And no one's (as far as I know) stated the (seemingly) obvious: of course they would rather claim "black".
There was a show on Oprah at least 2 or more years ago where an OBVIOUSLY white family was ridiculed, when it was found out that there was black blood in the family line, years ago. So, they can claim white and be RIDICULED for having black blood by those who look JUST LIKE THEM, and be on the "bottom of the totem pole".
OR, they can claim "black" for that one drop of black blood, move to the hood, and (due to our apparent PREFERENCE for "non-black blacks") BE ON TOP.
Why would someone like Mariah Carey be the white man's mutt, if she knows she can instead be the black man's queen? Mixed blood white isn't treasured in the the white community, the way a mixed blood black is treasured in the black community.