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(Original post by white boy)
i'd call MOST of them black (and fit). the headscarf throws me though so undecided on those. like if i passed them in the street i might assume arab or asian or something.
You said most so who wouldnt u call black?

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(Original post by King.mulamula)
:hand:Black is the opposite of white.

Secondly Somali People in general are quite-dark skinned and could be mistaken for black.

They have different juxtaposition's in term of colour some are cafe-au-lait and some are dark brown/black.

Stop being delusional:rolleyes:.
What is your definition of dark skinned? In about the last girls skin tone (from the pics i posted) and i dont see myself as dark (more of a caramel skin tone) and so are the majority of my family. There are ofcourse dark skinned somalis (like kanye west's skin colour) but they arent the majority
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(Original post by Secretnerd123)
You said most so who wouldnt u call black?
sorry thought i was clear - the 2 wearing headscarves i wouldn't be sure about. tbh it's all a grey area anyway. i'm more likely to refer to them as somali than black/brown/whatever if i know where they're from.
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(Original post by Secretnerd123)
What is your definition of dark skinned? In about the last girls skin tone (from the pics i posted) and i dont see myself as dark (more of a caramel skin tone) and so are the majority of my family. There are ofcourse dark skinned somalis (like kanye west's skin colour) but they arent the majority
you may say the majority of Somali are light-brown
But I live London and the majority of my Somali friends would be considered Dark-skinned it depends what your definition of light-brown is
What one individual may say is dark skinned another may say light skinned.

But for example K'naan a Somali artist is someone I would genuinely consider to be dark-skinned.

But generally we all have our own perspective on what is generally dark and what is considered light.
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Even if theyre not dark skinned they act black or have other features.. (i know im stereotyping soz, but e.g big lips and forehead etc which is highly common within black people) so yeah i would consider them black
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I think some people don't consider them to be different , because they look different to other africans. In terms of facial features.
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Yes I do. Most of the somalis I've come across are very dark skinned and they're generally like that aren't they?
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(Original post by King.mulamula)
Yo wassup Brigette?
Oh, hi Jamilah! How you doin' breh? :hat2:
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(Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
Oh, hi Jamilah! How you doin' breh? :hat2:
Jamilah:laugh:?

Where did you get that from? was it from the Thread that person created without my consent.
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Yes?:confused: youre black if you're dark skinned and of African descent so yeah
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(Original post by Yasmin-9970)
Yes?:confused: youre black if you're dark skinned and of African descent so yeah
Whats with people saying they only consider dark skin people black?

So beyonce isnt black because shes light skinned?
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shes black because she is african american and has other genetic features usually associated with black people like afro hair idk and shes not white shes just #teamlightskin
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(Original post by Secretnerd123)
Most of the ones i know have the same skin colour as the pics i posted. And anyway based on your theory, as srilankans black too since they have dark skin
(Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
Well yes, I do consider Sri Lankans black, although I'm pretty sure that the term "black" is generally used to describe people of african descent.
I think most people take Black people to mean people with African descent and dark skin. So Somalians are Black if you go with this definition.

I personally think the word Black shouldn't even be used to describe people of African descent it should be African.
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(Original post by Secretnerd123)
Most of the ones i know have the same skin colour as the pics i posted. And anyway based on your theory, as srilankans black too since they have dark skin
In my NW london secondary school we called Africans black and Sir Lankans blick. Looking back that was prob a bit racist but we were a class that ad some sort of nickname for everybody, and I wouldn't dream of saything tht to someone now. I do consider them black, though i guess they're more brown, but again from school were used brown for asian people.
Also, are mixed race people brown?
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Due to the genetic material available, No. In society, Yes.


It's quite worrying that the OP seems to think "black" is a race, it's actually a colour.
Black/white is not a race but a social construct.

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(Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
Well yes, I do consider Sri Lankans black, although I'm pretty sure that the term "black" is generally used to describe people of african descent.
lol. Apparently moroccans are black now, due to your logic because they are African.

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Due to the genetic material available, No. In society, Yes.


It's quite worrying that the OP seems to think "black" is a race, it's actually a colour.
Black/white is not a race but a social construct.

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Lol youre starting to sound like abdulkarim now
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Lol youre starting to sound like abdulkarim now
It's part of growing up, my dear child.

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lol. Apparently moroccans are black now, due to your logic because they are African.

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He said african DESCENT. I believe moroccans are descended from Berbers/Arabs
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He said african DESCENT. I believe moroccans are descended from Berbers/Arabs
Same thing.



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