Yes, Africans know they're black, and they know what a white person is, but their ETHNICITy is not black. Your ethnicity is Igbo!<quoted text>
Are you kidding me? Igbos still know they are Black. I'm Igbo and I'm telling you that besides being Igbo, I'm still Black.
Ethnicity has a lot to do with your racial/ancestral lineage - if not your appearance -and there is no way that a person who looks and has a majority of African blood/dna can be the same as someone with a lot of European dna - because a title. Is a British person of Pakistani descent the same as a British person of African descent because they hold a British citizenship, pass port and live in the country? You can't compare the Yoruba, Igbo, Ijaw etc to Puertoricans and Mexicans because those Nigerian tribes transcend culture and language. It has A LOT to do with your bloodline and your phenotype (even though this is not always the case due to the fact that African features vary) Like I told the other dude, a foreigner cannot come to Nigeria, start speaking Yoruba, wear African garb, start eating pounded yam and call themselves a 'Yoruba'.
Bloodline and dna - racial background (for the millionth time) means a whole lot more than a name given to a piece of land and the people that reside there. That's science.
Only in the USA do we label ethnic groups by color.White is ethnicity in the USA, and so is black.
Ethnicity still is not based on DNA, but on culture. There are all these categories laid over top of that... one could be African,black,Christian, etc., but one's ETHNICITY is Igbo, Wolof, Kikuyu.
Culture runs deep. Yes, one should be part of a family, have a lineage. You can't change ethnicity easily, with few exceptions. I understand that. But people from the USA are confused and think that race and ethnicity are the same thing, or they switch the terms, they don't get it. Race is biology. Ethnicity is culture. If a child is adopted, the child will have the ethnicity of the parents... unless so visibly different that people will insist on noticing the race. Still... a Korean child adopted by white Yanks is still a Yank.