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#208 Apr 22, 2012

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#209 Apr 22, 2012
I'm going to get an eyelift so I can look half native american.

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#210 Apr 22, 2012

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#211 Apr 22, 2012
MissNyasha wrote:
<quoted text>I knew there had to be reason for her to be accepted by both black and whites. When will there finaly be a black girl with pure subsaharan features that get the same nororiety??
In all honestly, black americans are the only blacks that white people see on a daily basis, so if they see one that is attractive, then they equate it to black beauty, dark, brown, or light skin, its mostly us that have the colorism, and not all of us have colorism syndrome. The only time a white person knows when a black person is mixed, is when they look drastically different from the norm, now if mostly pure africans stand next to Gabrielle Union, a white person will know something is different looking about her in some way, but its due to her admixture. Black Americans come in so many looks, and mixtures, and to me, our women should be the face of beauty for Black Americans, a.k.a African American, and not the world, because many dont even know that we have admixture in us. She has afriacan and some native american traits, I see it in her eyes, and her skin tone, and her hair type.

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#212 Apr 22, 2012
ooops wrote:
<quoted text> and watch some people trip about this..I'm not thats who she is as a black american woman that's her background which is different from others and she is a proud bw.. people argue about these things because they can't accept the truth....
but I'm done talking about this, I don't care as much as some make it out to be...but Many do need to care that bw not even from this country are on the ad campains and stuff..the same thing is actually being done to white women here as well
to them the women are just black..but therese something calle "protecting your brand" you tiink we can go do the same thing to other people? hell no..
In our country, the fault is america, and for black people embracing the 1 drop rule, but we did it, because it was forced on us. I dont consider myself African American, and Im a similar color the gabrielle union, a little bit lighter, and its so obvious that Im one of those blacks with native american ancestry, and Im a medium color. When I say Im black, I mean "black american", not black african, not black carribean, but in the American sense. Some of the stuff we call black here, will not fly in Africa, brazil, or any other country. Black American beauty should be "black american beauty". I do distinquish Africans form black americans as well. Black Americans know that they are not full african, and will tell you in a heart beat, and its not out of hate for many, its just that the 1-drop rule created this mess, and white oppression. We are a mixed race ethinic group, with at least 75% of us having some type of admixture, which includes first generational bi racial people, and they can look like regular light skin black americns, and the brown ones.

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#213 Apr 22, 2012
58 percent of African Americans have at least 12.5 percent European ancestry (equivalent of one great-grandparent)

19.6 percent of African Americans have at least 25 percent European ancestry (equivalent of one grandparent)

1 percent of African Americans have at least 50 percent European ancestry (equivalent of one parent)

5 percent of African Americans have at least 12.5 percent Native American ancestry (equivalent to one great-grandparent)

The latest estimate is 20% european, which is 1/3, and they did not test the whole population, so you really dont know how much of what you are. I know many will get mad, but I dont care.

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#214 Apr 22, 2012
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
<quoted text>In our country, the fault is america, and for black people embracing the 1 drop rule, but we did it, because it was forced on us. I dont consider myself African American, and Im a similar color the gabrielle union, a little bit lighter, and its so obvious that Im one of those blacks with native american ancestry, and Im a medium color. When I say Im black, I mean "black american", not black african, not black carribean, but in the American sense. Some of the stuff we call black here, will not fly in Africa, brazil, or any other country. Black American beauty should be "black american beauty". I do distinquish Africans form black americans as well. Black Americans know that they are not full african, and will tell you in a heart beat, and its not out of hate for many, its just that the 1-drop rule created this mess, and white oppression. We are a mixed race ethinic group, with at least 75% of us having some type of admixture, which includes first generational bi racial people, and they can look like regular light skin black americns, and the brown ones.
100% correct a very good definition very well explained :)

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#215 Apr 22, 2012
BROWNMAN20 wrote:
<quoted text>In all honestly, black americans are the only blacks that white people see on a daily basis, so if they see one that is attractive, then they equate it to black beauty, dark, brown, or light skin, its mostly us that have the colorism, and not all of us have colorism syndrome. The only time a white person knows when a black person is mixed, is when they look drastically different from the norm, now if mostly pure africans stand next to Gabrielle Union, a white person will know something is different looking about her in some way, but its due to her admixture. Black Americans come in so many looks, and mixtures, and to me, our women should be the face of beauty for Black Americans, a.k.a African American, and not the world, because many dont even know that we have admixture in us. She has afriacan and some native american traits, I see it in her eyes, and her skin tone, and her hair type.
what is native american about her skin tone and hair type?
Lauren

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#216 Apr 22, 2012
She said in an interview that she has West African, Native American and Filipino ancestry, so essentially yes she is mixed. She's not pure black.

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#217 Apr 22, 2012
Lauren wrote:
She said in an interview that she has West African, Native American and Filipino ancestry, so essentially yes she is mixed. She's not pure black.
nobody is pure black in this country

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#218 Apr 22, 2012
MissNyasha wrote:
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what is native american about her skin tone and hair type?
most of the native Americans I have been around tend to have this really smooth baby soft skin even skin tone and gabby has that

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#219 Apr 22, 2012
MissNyasha wrote:
<quoted text>I knew there had to be reason for her to be accepted by both black and whites. When will there finaly be a black girl with pure subsaharan features that get the same nororiety??
These women are Sub Saharan Africans & they are BEAUTIFUL!!!

http://cdn.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/...

http://i53.tinypic.com/10ykt2x.jpg

http://www.ebonybay.com/photos/public/images_...
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#220 Apr 22, 2012
In an interview she stated that she checked her ancestry and discovered that she has West African, Filipino and Native American heritage.

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#221 Apr 22, 2012
Blaq honey wrote:
<quoted text> most of the native Americans I have been around tend to have this really smooth baby soft skin even skin tone and gabby has that
africans don't have smooth baby soft skin?

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#222 Apr 22, 2012
Why are you so obsessed with who is mixed?

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#223 Apr 22, 2012
MissNyasha wrote:
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what is native american about her skin tone and hair type?
Mixed hair type I assume, meaning curly, and she has the same skin tone as my boss. I say mixed hair, because I have seen gabby in a pool with her hair wet, its curly. A lot of black native american mixed people have her color that I know of, and even some asias, when the parent was dark. You see, people think of mix as in mixing light and dark skin, well her races that mixed in her family were brown people, mixing in with black people. Let me show you a half philipino. Gabby has a reddish tint to her skin. this is a half philipo, looks hardly any different. http://184.173.199.238/~ampro/ html/wp-content/uploads/2010/1 1/sharon-leal-6.jpg
http://images.starpulse.com/pictures/2007/11/... No huge different between gabby and this wome at all.

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#224 Apr 22, 2012
Redefined wrote:
Yes they are.

“Karma”

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#225 Apr 22, 2012
MissNyasha wrote:
<quoted text>africans don't have smooth baby soft skin?
I have seen some HOA with smooth soft skin from ethopia

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#226 Apr 22, 2012
Does not even matter who is mixed or not, just treat folks with respect, moving on.

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#227 Apr 22, 2012
MissNyasha wrote:
I'm going to get an eyelift so I can look half native american.
Smh, you know what? Go ahead and bleach yourself while you are at it. Lol

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