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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    I think most somalis would consider themselves black tbh because we're not white , arab or asian lol
    What would you consider someone of olive skin tone

    some may segregate the colour into the white section

    Others may alter that and say olive is brown.
    it all depends on the individual not the colour itself everyone characterises colour in their own definition.
    If that makes sense.
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    I love how you instantly uploaded pictures of ONLY 'beautiful Somali women' because Somali people generally look like that? Why not mix it up a bit and upload a picture of Somali people that actually live in Somalia?

    Edit: Interesting how this valid point was ignored.

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    (Original post by ToLiveInADream)
    Wait, what? :eyebrow:

    How are we hybrid but socially black?
    If you believe that Africans are all of one colour you are very narrow minded if you believe that to be true.
    we all take different juxtapostion when it comes to the differentation of skin tone some Africans are cafe-au-lait others are dark-brown and so forth.

    But media tend to just quarantine Black into a box
    And we as a society accept this statement and just go with the flow.
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    (Original post by King.mulamula)
    What would you consider someone of olive skin tone

    some may segregate the colour into the white section

    Others may alter that and say olive is brown.
    it all depends on the individual not the colour itself everyone characterises colour in their own definition.
    If that makes sense.
    Ohh that def makes sense
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    Ohh that def makes sense
    No problem glad I could help
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    (Original post by King.mulamula)
    No problem glad I could help
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    Where are u from originally?
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    Interesting thread. We wouldn't call Asians 'yellow', or Arabs 'orange' or whatever, or some Europeans as 'pink', so why do we call some people white or black? :confused:
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    Not all somalis look like him
    Exactly, which is why your question sorta fails. You can't generalise all of them into one group. It's safe to say they all have a dark skin tone, ranging from light brown to black.
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    (Original post by SomeStudent)
    Exactly, which is why your question sorta fails. You can't generalise all of them into one group. It's safe to say they all have a dark skin tone, ranging from light brown to black.

    But say two siblings have different skin tones, one being light and the other very dark, would that automatically make them two different races? :/
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
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    Where are u from originally?
    I'm from Morocco so I get stigmatised with being Brown alot when in actual fact I have a dark olive skin tone it is all about on what side of the spectrum you look at it
    really I would consider myself olive but western society would label me "Brown"

    Which I have come to accept because that is the society we live in.
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    (Original post by Dima-Blackburn)
    Interesting thread. We wouldn't call Asians 'yellow', or Arabs 'orange' or whatever, or some Europeans as 'pink', so why do we call some people white or black? :confused:
    Lool idk
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    Dark skinned. I prefer not to call caucasian people "white" etc...

    What do you prefer being called, btw? Just when giving a general description.
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    (Original post by King.mulamula)
    I'm from Morocco so I get stigmatised with being Brown alot when in actual fact I have a dark olive skin tone it is all about on what side of the spectrum you look at it
    really I would consider myself olive but western society would label me "Brown"

    Which I have come to accept because that is the society we live in.
    Oh right
    Like say theres a person with the same skin tone as megan good, one could say shes light skin but another could say shes dark skin? It all depends on how that person sees colour?


    Btw do moroccans from fez and other areas where the moroccans are predominantly dark consider themselves black ?
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    But say two siblings have different skin tones, one being light and the other very dark, would that automatically make them two different races? :/
    You wouldn't call them both black/light brown, that's for sure. Same ethnic group, different colour.
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    (Original post by SP0TIFY)
    Dark skinned. I prefer not to call caucasian people "white" etc...

    What do you prefer being called, btw? Just when giving a general description.
    I think im brown or caramel skinned.
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    (Original post by SP0TIFY)
    Dark skinned. I prefer not to call caucasian people "white" etc...

    What do you prefer being called, btw? Just when giving a general description.
    Personally call myself black, but when I'm with some people at school (etc) people will give me looks if I attempt to classify as black...which is stupid. I don't really mind tbh..didn't really think about it until this thread :moon:
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    Oh right
    Like say theres a person with the same skin tone as megan good, one could say shes light skin but another could say shes dark skin? It all depends on how that person sees colour?


    Btw do moroccans from fez and other areas where the moroccans are predominantly dark consider themselves black ?
    Yes exactly like in morocco someone like Megan Good would be considered brown but in England Megan Good would be considered black because the majority of Brits are pale skinned.

    The majority of dark skinned moroccans would not be considered black but brown but there are a few moroccans that we do consider black due to facial features:yes:.
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    I think im brown or caramel skinned.
    fair enough. Whenever I describe someones colour I obviously do it just so the person knows who I'm talking about, as it narrows people down by quite a bit :P
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    (Original post by King.mulamula)
    Yes exactly like in morocco someone like Megan Good would be considered brown but in England Megan Good would be considered black because the majority of Brits are pale skinned.

    The majority of dark skinned moroccans would not be considered black but brown but there are a few moroccans that we do consider black due to facial features:yes:.
    Ohh I see
    Are moroccans racist towards somalis btw? I know some arab countries are racist and some like yemen aren't..
    like in terms of marriage
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    (Original post by ToLiveInADream)
    Wait, what? :eyebrow:

    How are we hybrid but socially black?
    Genetically we are a hybrid of races, even though we are one of the most homogeneous people in Africa.
    However black is a social construct, and hence we are seen as black to most people in society.

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