Monday, May 10, 2010

Person has white parent and black parent, why are they called black?

Person has white parent and black parent, why are they called black?

If some has one white parent and one black parent, why are they considered black? If someone has one white parent and one white/black parent they are considered black. How much white can you have in you and still be called black? Why isn't this person called white if they are half and half?

Person has white parent and black parent, why are they called black?
Because in this country, if you look black you are black. No one is going to stop a black person on the street and say, ';Excuse me, do you perhaps have a white parent?'; It would be nice if no one cared about skin color. But in reality, how we look determines how we are perceived.Person has white parent and black parent, why are they called black?
It's partly a tradition from slavery. During the times of slavery in the Atlantic nations, any person having a portion of black in them was considered black and they usually were slaves or freed blacks. These people were usually the product of an affair of a master with a female slave.

In some countries outside of America, someone who is partially black is not referred to as black, but third option. We here refer to it as biracial nowadays, but back during slavery it was referred to as being mulatto. People are usually called black when their skin color looks black. We only usually look on the surface to define someone's race. Problems occur when a person is an unusual mix. There is a woman who is black and Asian and she looks like both, so what is she? Probably just biracial, the two races being Asian and black.
I am mixed, black father white mother, adopted by two white parents. I am black, i guess because the government says if your blood i 1/32 black, you are black. I believe it is 1/32 anyway. I am light skinned but you can tell I am not Caucasian, my wife is white and my son will prolly look Caucasian when he grows up, but he will be considered black because he is a quarter black. His kids kids will be black.

Not that big a deal to me because like Stephen Colbert, I am color blind. I only know Obama's black because people tell me.
Well, he is a true African-American. He is multiracial, however, what you see when you look at him is a black man with an extremely light complexion. Funny thing is each of us is mixed with something, I consider myself black or all American, not African-American, but all American truth is I am native American and white (don't where that comes from, Ireland, whatever.) What people see when they look at me is a light skinned black woman. It is much easier to claim one race for me.

I don't understand why we can just check human race and be done with it.
If you are really asking why Obama is called black, it is because that is what he prefers. He has chosen to identify himself as black.

Quote from Dreams of My Father: “I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mothers race.” FIRST published in 2004

The church he associated with for 20 years and was a member of for 16 years claims to practice Black Liberation Theology (BLT) and they *require* people to sign a document in which they swear fealty to the black community.

BLT is simply Marxism dressed up to *look* like Christianity. They take a few passages from the bible and twist them to their own political agenda and they study those few passages. BLT is an offshoot of Liberation Theology, which was created about 50 years ago in South America. It was Che Guevara’s (a Marxist leader) way of mobilizing the Christian society to his movement.

';Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community ... Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love. ';

William R Jones, ';Divine Racism: The Unacknowledged Threshold Issue for Black Theology';, in African-American Religious Thought: An Anthology, ed Cornel West and Eddie Glaube (Westminster John Knox Press).

To repeat: OBAMA is called black because HE identifies himself as black.
because that's how it is in America. if you have even 1/8 black in you, you are black. This started in the slavery days, in order to make sure that ';rouge'; white women didnot make kids with black men, who would grew up to be equal citizens of society.
Why do Puerto Ricans get stopped at the airport by security who thinks they're Arabs?

Why do people call Jennifer Lopez a Mexican, Lisa Ling Japanese and Haitians Jamaican?

There is an old proverb that goes ';It's not what you call me, but what I answer to.';

Think about it.
Probably they look black (or darker than your average white person) so it is easy to classify. I also think for alot of mixed race ppl (Obama) it is a choice they made. They identify more with the race they more resemble.
Wow, if like another poster said, you only have to be 1/32 to be 'black', then this must apply to all races. So I'm Native American then, because I'm 1/16 Arapaho. Can I live on the reservation?
Depends upon the person. Tiger Woods refuses to be classified as African American because that would deny his Vietnamese mother. You go Tiger! Love that guy!
Well Obama is referred to as black because that is the color of his skin. I have Osage indian blood but people call me white because my skin is white.
Depends on what they are wanting... Sometimes people call me Barack and other times I am known as Barry.
Tell that to Mariah Carrey.

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