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    (Original post by Jackthevillain)
    I meant because he was brought up white people like if I was brought up by blacks I could seem more black in ways.
    That makes more sense then. But just because he was brought up by his white grandparents doesn't exclude black influences from his life. I'm not aware how long exactly he was brought up by them, but I'm sure there might have been other times of his younger days where he was around lots of black people. And tbh, he is still black, even if it's just to an extent :erm: His heritage just isn't as black as some others :dontknow:
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    (Original post by Sasural)
    I don't get this.
    What are white features?
    Slim nose, light(er) hair, whiter skin, etc.
    Basically, the black women we are told are 'attractive' by the media have fair complexions, straightened hair, dyed hair and thinner lips. Beyonce, Halle Berry and Tyra Banks are all examples of this.

    Look what L'Oreal did to Beyonce in this ad:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_l8ZBsSeLPx..._side2side.jpg
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    (Original post by NubbliNubbleton)
    Slim nose, light(er) hair, whiter skin, etc.
    Basically, the black women we are told are 'attractive' by the media have fair complexions, straightened hair, dyed hair and thinner lips. Beyonce, Halle Berry and Tyra Banks are all examples of this.

    Look what L'Oreal did to Beyonce in this ad:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_l8ZBsSeLPx..._side2side.jpg
    But then there's also these, in which she hasn't been 'lightened' (which, might I add, can often be due to the camera lightings as opposed to being edited later) :erm::

    http://eartodastreetz.com/wp-content...real-20091.jpg

    http://cdn.a3urbanmusic.com/wp-conte...l_ads_03-1.jpg

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_RxvPQ4NdC3...+l%27oreal.jpg
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    Beyonce is ugly.

    Why was it only Wacko Jacko that got a bashing for lightening his skin? It seems to me that the majority of the darker Hollywood residents do it too.
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    (Original post by KayleeLand)
    Beyonce is ugly.

    Why was it only Wacko Jacko that got a bashing for lightening his skin? It seems to me that the majority of the darker Hollywood residents do it too.
    Ugly? :lolwut:
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    You'll generally get a greater proportion of mixed race people put forward attractive (presumably this has to do with a mixed background representing genetic diversity which is something that would be evolutionarily favoured, but I'm no biologist) but you may be right it affects black people more than others. In any case, when it comes to race or any other trait, what the media portrays may be irritating when it's a long way from the truth, but there's no sense paying attention to what the media thinks is beautiful when you can make up your own mind.
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    (Original post by paula.a)
    there was ma thinking i was the only one who thought that! dnt get me wrong i ent racist cos i luv my white frends but i do feel lyk im slackin around them coz boys flock to them like im invisible...i ent the most beautiful but i ent ugly, ppl r jus shallow
    This happens to me too
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    (Original post by Koobideh)
    Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid (who is 55 years old)
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...28model%29.jpg
    She's married to David Bowie. They make a cute couple
    http://wedefine.files.wordpress.com/...nd_iman_07.jpg
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    (Original post by NubbliNubbleton)
    Tyra Banks and Beyonce are black? Maybe, but they sure as hell don't look it. They have very white features and are made up to look as white as possible:
    Huh? Well, I think Beyonce and Tyra look like black people. They do wear some crappy ass weaves sometimes though.
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    (Original post by dlaleye)
    sooo true
    He was even peng in his Fresh Prince days, with a crazy fade and big ears, how'd he manage that :confused: ??
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    (Original post by NubbliNubbleton)
    Tyra Banks and Beyonce are black? Maybe, but they sure as hell don't look it. They have very white features and are made up to look as white as possible:

    http://www.contactmusic.com/pics/ma/...ks_1935654.jpg
    http://news.makemeheal.com/images/ty...s-nose-job.jpg

    http://www.strangecelebrities.com/im...ent/107193.jpg
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ND920tPjWk...house+face.jpg
    They are both fully black. You only have to look at Tyra Bank's family- her mum and sisters. Also look at Solange- beyonces sister who has more ebony looks.

    Fairness and features in black people varies, even within family.

    My cousin just got married to a girl who looks mixed race and has beyonce's tone but is actually fully black.
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    (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
    Then why's it unacceptable to call them 'white'?

    Why must I call Obama 'black', instead of 'white'? To be honest, I'd rather everyone just accepted that he was mixed race, and a 'real' black person would never have become President of the USA.
    A lot of mixed race people look black thats why people tend to refer to them that way.
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    (Original post by Land-based mammal)
    A lot of mixed race people look black thats why people tend to refer to them that way.
    No they don't. Not a lot of them anyway. And Obama looks nothing like a black man.

    Look at Obama next to his black grandmother and the white people in the background. They all look completely different (white, black, mixed race).

    And don't forget that black (African) + white (North Western European) aren't the only forms of being 'mixed race'. :wink2:
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    (Original post by TuckingFypo™)
    What a sexy little cocoa bean. :sogood:
    :toofunny:
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    (Original post by Astra_K)
    Someone once said to me:

    'If brown was supposed to be attractive, why did God make poo that colour?'
    Chocolate is also brown, and bird poo is white. What's your point?
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    (Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
    This happens to me too
    Not to insult you but who says that this is because you are black?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Does anyone else (black) ever feel annoyed and a little depressed at the expectations of how to be black and beautiful. It really gets me down. So many mixed race (black & white) people are paraded in the media as the beautiful black people when they're not black at all and are a ridiculous comparison for us black people. Ive seen so many attractive black people but its hard to be secure in this when the media refuses to represent any actual attractive black people. . Think about it all the "attractive" black people are mixed race, Halle Berry, Vanessa Williams, Alesha Dixon, Thandie Newton,Leona same for the males, the good looking half of JLS are both mixed race, Ricky Whittle, Lewis Hamilton, Thierry Henry. Just cant win.
    i wouldn't worry, but now you mention it you do make a good point about 'attractive' mixed race :beard:
    but i do think this guy is cutehttp://www.e4.com/media/20B55A34-13A...D72D_extra.jpg
    :sogood:
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    (Original post by aprilterri)
    Not to insult you but who says that this is because you are black?
    I dunno, it's a possibility. I make a lot of effort to look good, yet many of the white girls around me just get guys easier than me, even if they're geeky looking or fat. Go figure.
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    (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
    No they don't. Not a lot of them anyway. And Obama looks nothing like a black man.

    Look at Obama next to his black grandmother and the white people in the background. They all look completely different (white, black, mixed race).

    And don't forget that black (African) + white (North Western European) aren't the only forms of being 'mixed race'. :wink2:
    Sorry but I disagree. Obama looks like a black man infact I was shocked to find out that he was mixed when I did.
    I think that mixed people (black white mix)can be referred to as black because people see them as black when they first see them.
    Now days people can usually tell if people are mixed race but go back 7 years ago and people would just assume that a mixed person was light skinned.
    I know many white people who have mixed kids who tell them to understand that even though they are mixed that some people will see them as black and to understand that that is why you will find that there are quite a few mixed people who have faced racism for 'being black'.
    There are however some mixed people who look white and don't face the same problems.
    Basically if the mixed person can pass as a black person then I don't understand why they can't be referred to as black.
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    (Original post by CherryCherryBoomBoom)
    I dunno, it's a possibility. I make a lot of effort to look good, yet many of the white girls around me just get guys easier than me, even if they're geeky looking or fat. Go figure.
    Oh baby you are so fit, I would stick my throbbing penis inside you and start thrusting gradually and speed up the motion as the pleasure and wetness increases in both of us, and then bust so hard in you as you moan loudly.
 
 
 
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