(("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.
P.S. Listed below are a few more links that you might find to be of interest.
Topic=Bias in Racial Categorizations
Topic=AA Ancestral Lineage
Topic=Appearance & Ancestry
Topic=Examples of Mixed-Race