Lightskinned Mixed VS Darksinned Mixed
golden brown

Fayetteville, NC

#1 Sep 15, 2010
i have seen that the only people that are recognised as "mixed" are those who are extremly "yellow" looking, my skinn color is somwhat of a Copper brown "Rachel True" skinn color and when ever i tell people i'm mixed people just put me in the catagory as being "Black", i dont have a probalem with being black but my point is my grandfather ( ony my mothers side ) was mullato and my grandmother was griffe ( Griffe: A person of mixed negro and American Indian blood ), my father was also griffe and my mother Zambo (Zambo: The child of a Mulatto and a Black person ). one of my best friends is a Quadroon and everyone sees him as mixed just because he's much lighter then me, his skinn is light bright and close to white but his facial features are very african, Sometimes he calls himself black and dosent call himself anything else and nobody has a problem with it, but when i say i'm native american and i dont mention my black race people think i'm not proud to be black, I'm VERY proud to be of African decent and i have grown up loving africa more then any of my other mixtures, but yet people dont have a problem when my quadroon friend calls him self black and dosent montion his other mixtures but if i do the same thing on the reverse level peole think i'm ashamed to be black, i think its because i'm not as light as him, for instance Rachel True and i are the same skinn color and she's mullato, but knowone ever believe's me when i tell people she's mullato, but everyone loves to talk about how mixed mariah carey is just because she's light skinned.

Let me also point out that know "black person" is really all black it dosent matter how darkskinned you are, Some Navtive Americans were forced to be slaves just like africans and the intermixed quite often, and we all know that the slave masters were constantly raping the slaves also mixeing the races

FYI not all mixed people are light skinned, some of use are copper brown too !

does anyone else have the same problem i have ?

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#2 Sep 21, 2010
golden brown wrote:
i have seen that the only people that are recognised as "mixed" are those who are extremly "yellow" looking, my skinn color is somwhat of a Copper brown "Rachel True" skinn color and when ever i tell people i'm mixed people just put me in the catagory as being "Black", i dont have a probalem with being black but my point is my grandfather ( ony my mothers side ) was mullato and my grandmother was griffe ( Griffe: A person of mixed negro and American Indian blood ), my father was also griffe and my mother Zambo (Zambo: The child of a Mulatto and a Black person ). one of my best friends is a Quadroon and everyone sees him as mixed just because he's much lighter then me, his skinn is light bright and close to white but his facial features are very african, Sometimes he calls himself black and dosent call himself anything else and nobody has a problem with it, but when i say i'm native american and i dont mention my black race people think i'm not proud to be black, I'm VERY proud to be of African decent and i have grown up loving africa more then any of my other mixtures, but yet people dont have a problem when my quadroon friend calls him self black and dosent montion his other mixtures but if i do the same thing on the reverse level peole think i'm ashamed to be black, i think its because i'm not as light as him, for instance Rachel True and i are the same skinn color and she's mullato, but knowone ever believe's me when i tell people she's mullato, but everyone loves to talk about how mixed mariah carey is just because she's light skinned.
Let me also point out that know "black person" is really all black it dosent matter how darkskinned you are, Some Navtive Americans were forced to be slaves just like africans and the intermixed quite often, and we all know that the slave masters were constantly raping the slaves also mixeing the races
FYI not all mixed people are light skinned, some of use are copper brown too !
does anyone else have the same problem i have ?
Cosign on your points..I never knew there were so many different types of black mixes..Zambo,Griffe...Thats different..But yes people do tend to revel in the mixed ones who look as near white as possible.. And it is quite sad to see that people in the black community exalt these people higher than the darker ones...And they say that slavery is over...The same mentality rages on and on...And it's quite STUPID too.

Darker people can be mixed, but quite often they say that they are black, because there is a tendency to overlook dark people due to us looking more 'African' due to the dark skin. I think that when it comes down to mixed people, many have one set idea about how a mixed person 'should' look.. This is rather dangerous!!I have heard many white women who are with black men romanticise how their future mixed children will look like and are deluded-They think that the child will look like them!! They even use slavery and the mulatto hierarchy that was predominant, to back up their ideas, about their mixed childs supposed superiority(A sick take on white entitlement ideas) compared with other black people!! This is sick and twisted beyond comprehension!! They are very shocked when they have a child that looks black, or Indian(Asian), or comes out with almond shaped eyes like Chinese people, because the man that they slept with happens to have these mixes in his lineage.

When I was a baby, a rather rude black woman TOLD my mother that I couldnt possibly be hers because I am too dark!! WTF!She has had people ask her if she'd straightened my hair-I was two years old at the time! My hair only started to afro when I was five years old. Even now it has a straight and silky texture. The point I'm making is that people come out with all sorts of stupid comments and dont believe that a darkskinned child can be mixed-just ignore the dumb people and accept who you are..PS:Mixed with Chinese, Black,Hispanic and British blood..But look black

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#3 Sep 30, 2010
You don't have a problem being called black, but you want ALL of your ethnic background to be taken into consideration, right? I know how you feel. I am Somali/Swedish with some Burmese ancestry, and I've been living in the USA for four years; when I tell people here that my father is Somali, they just automatically label me "black" and I HATE that. I was born and raised in Sweden, so I identify more with being Swedish- not as in being white, just being somebody who was Swedish-born and Swedish-raised, and I want to be called Swedish or Swedish/Somali. But Americans abide by the one-drop rule, and in this country I will always just be a "black" girl to them, even if I do have visibly mixed features and a Swedish accent. Maybe you should go to Europe :p I didn't have this problem back home, they tended to have more consideration towards my ethnicity. Anyways I think you are a very lovely mix of different ethnicities, and I think it's great that an American knows so much about their background, as most Americans don't have a clue about their ancestry these days. Being American is enough for them I guess :D
golden brown

Fayetteville, NC

#4 Oct 4, 2010
thank you all for your comments they've been very helpful :)
ccc

Denver, CO

#5 May 2, 2012
im 75% black and 25% white so im mixed but i have black features and fairly dark skin

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#6 May 2, 2012
Dinie wrote:
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Cosign on your points..I never knew there were so many different types of black mixes..Zambo,Griffe...Thats different..But yes people do tend to revel in the mixed ones who look as near white as possible.. And it is quite sad to see that people in the black community exalt these people higher than the darker ones...And they say that slavery is over...The same mentality rages on and on...And it's quite STUPID too.
Darker people can be mixed, but quite often they say that they are black, because there is a tendency to overlook dark people due to us looking more 'African' due to the dark skin. I think that when it comes down to mixed people, many have one set idea about how a mixed person 'should' look.. This is rather dangerous!!I have heard many white women who are with black men romanticise how their future mixed children will look like and are deluded-They think that the child will look like them!! They even use slavery and the mulatto hierarchy that was predominant, to back up their ideas, about their mixed childs supposed superiority(A sick take on white entitlement ideas) compared with other black people!! This is sick and twisted beyond comprehension!! They are very shocked when they have a child that looks black, or Indian(Asian), or comes out with almond shaped eyes like Chinese people, because the man that they slept with happens to have these mixes in his lineage.
When I was a baby, a rather rude black woman TOLD my mother that I couldnt possibly be hers because I am too dark!! WTF!She has had people ask her if she'd straightened my hair-I was two years old at the time! My hair only started to afro when I was five years old. Even now it has a straight and silky texture. The point I'm making is that people come out with all sorts of stupid comments and dont believe that a darkskinned child can be mixed-just ignore the dumb people and accept who you are..PS:Mixed with Chinese, Black,Hispanic and British blood..But look black
JUST TO REITERATE MY POINTS:

PROUD OF MY HERITAGES..EVEN IF OTHERS ARE NOT(they know who they are!!) AND WOULD RATHER DENY THEIRS!!! I AM NOT ASHAMED TO HAVE A LITTLE MIXED BLOOD..AND I WOULDN'T SAY THAT I'M FROM ANOTHER HERITAGE TO SUIT OTHER PEOPLES EXPECTATIONS AND WHIMS!! SHAME ON PEOPLE WHO DO THAT!!!!

Since: Apr 12

Seattle, WA

#7 May 6, 2012


In America there is lots of confusion about race. As a country we're going to have to grapple with it. While we work to define who we are we must remember that those in power could work to keep us separate and fighting for a long time. If we're busy working on self definition we miss what the people who foisted this racism on us are working on to keep control of us. That being said, I'm a light skinned multi-ethnic person. Being light, I have not escaped racism! To be perfectly honest, I'm getting pretty tired of people pointing the finger at people like me and saying we have some kind of priveledge! I have been preceived of as being Mexican - told to mop the floor, chased in the store with tacos and told that if they were me they'd quit pretending to be half black and white and be proud of my Mexican heratige. If I were Mexican, yes; I'd be proud, but, the fact is that I'm not. I have been preceived of as being Arab and told that I was about to be locked into a closet or my hair was going to be used to mop the floor because of what the Arabs are doing. The very strange thing about this is that the White business owner who threatened me pointed to a large African American man standing in the back of his business and said, "You see him?" He protects my business from people like you." I have been preceived of as being Black and told by a White co-worker that his family owned people like me. I guess he thought he was one upping me. I just thought the sins of the fathers are cast down onto the sons and daughters unto the third and fourth generation.- A biblical phrase. I have been preceived of as White and called a White girl! I have been called a half-breed, I have been called a N...People try to say that people like me don't know who we are. I say, I know who I am. I think it's you with the racial problem. I'm a Human Being first and I see clearly beyond your monoethnic need to catagorize. By the way, I saw a recent study entitled,'To Disclose or not Disclose Biracial Identity' It says that Bi racial people are seen as being less warm, and less intelligent as monoethnics. In addition, it says that Bi-racial people are seen as being not true minoritis even thought they don't fit in with being black or white, therefore; people feel that biracials don't deserve the scholarships etc. given to minorities. It's a tripple whammy.

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#8 May 6, 2012
@Jayah, all I can say is WOW.... There are some crazy people out there.. Sorry you had to go through that... Looks like White Americans are more open with their racism than whites in the U.K... In the u.k, they pretend to like ethnic people, or talk badly about them behind their back, making racial slurs.... Exclusively mixing black and white hasn't helped racism go away-Contrary to people gabbering away all the time about one particular type of biracial mixing!!
Kim

Sidmouth, UK

#9 May 14, 2012
Interesting but I do know mixed people who look black and they do just say their black.My friend who ive known since I was 5 yrs old is mixed but darkskinned his mother is black and his father is Italian.I know mixed people who look almost white and Im somewhere inbetween.

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#10 May 15, 2012
Im consider to be BLACK because i am brown but mix....im find with people calling me black....every mix person is not light skin

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#11 Oct 2, 2012
I'm definitely not a pure Black guy but my last non Black ancestor was mom's great grand mother who was French and my dad's grand mother who was native American. That's it... My grand parents are African Americans, all light skinned but still AAs, no direct non black ancestors.
I would be pretty hard for me to consider myself mixed since all my grand parents are AAs even though I am light skin and have wavy hair.

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#12 Oct 2, 2012
It would*

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#13 Oct 7, 2012
Dark skin doesn't equal Black. Tamils are dark as F but not Black

Since: Oct 10

Atlanta, GA

#14 Oct 28, 2012
I am mixed with all sorts of things. But I think we are beginning to forget what makes us "Black". It is not that we are 100% African but that we have African descent running through our blood (in which some people would argue that we ALL have this...). The term Black was used to identify and divide. I'm mixed with Irish, Cherokee, German, Blackfoot, African... But I'm dark skinned. I used to try to go the "Mixed" route but I realized that America doesn't care whether or not I am mixed. I'm still Black to them. And I'm PROUD to be Black. <3

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#15 Nov 20, 2012
Im mix with native american cherokee and italian with black. Im mix but i am brown skin :)

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#16 Nov 20, 2012
I like to mix with BW. Does that count?

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#17 Nov 22, 2012
hallie

Prestwich, UK

#18 Jan 2, 2013
This is PATHETIC!!

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