Thank you, thank you, Thank you, M, for your reply.
I am a woman who is Black, Cherokee (I'm 1/4 from Dad's side and
1/16 from Mom's side, plus English, Scots-Irish and Melungeon.
Yet, both my parents were categorized as Black, despite my
mother's wavy hair, and my dad's red hair and freckles.
All mixed folk don't neccesarily look particularily White, and
some of us are what they call "Multi-Generationally Mixed".
(("Wilventura" wrote: "I'm confused by
the photo examples put on the main page??
Just how do you figure that Lark Voorhies,
Beyonce,Ananda, and Jayne Kennedy (all people
with two "black" parents),are "mixed"?" ))
Welcome to our group and thanks for writing.
You have raised a really excellent question! :)
Here is our answer ...
Actually all of these people are, in fact,
Mixed-race, seeing that none of their parents
are `mono'-racially "black" people at all.
Although their parents may ascribe to a
social-political "identity" often referred
to as "black", they are clearly *not"
`mono'-racially "black" people at all
but rather are of the `Ethnic' group
known as `African-American' (AA).
Being of the AA `Ethnic' group does *not* mean
that one is necessarily `mono'-racially "black".
In fact, +70% of the people who are born to two
(2)AA parents, are, like the individuals listed
in your post, actually of a "racial" lineage known
as MGM-Mixed and of a tri-racial ancestral heritage.
For more information on the MGM-Mixed lineage of
*most* of the people who are of the AA 'Ethnicity',
feel free to review the data in the link found below.
In regards to Lark Voorhies, she is actually
of a bi-racial ancestral heritage and
of a lineage referred to as FGM-Mixed.
Again -- great question and we
hope this information is helpful.
Thanks again and have a good day. :D
P.S. Listed below are a few more links
that you might find to be of interest.
Topic==Bias in Racial Categorizations
Topic==Appearance & Ancestry
Topic==Examples of Mixed-Race
Nvwadohiyada Ale Nvwatohiyadv!
(Peace and Blessings, in Tsalagi (Cherokee)