- Aug 11, 2003
- Scheduling Coordinator for large Health System
Mostly cleared it up... but actually I was asking if your level of pro-blackness is determined by who you choose to have children w/ moreso than your actual genetic makeup ? And if that is the case, what about black folks who can't have children naturally ? Does not being able to contribute to the growth of the black population nullify you as being "pro-black" ? And also, can you give me any links to articles about light skinned african folk (w/o mixtures) ?Originally Posted by panafrica
I left that out, thank you for pointing that out to me Akilah:
Light Skinned Black man + Light Skinned Black woman=Black child!
No being light skinned doesn't necessarily mean one has European heritage, because there are light skinned Africans (with no mixture). However to answer your question: Having a European great grandparent or great-great grandparent does not make someone ineligible to be pro-black. This is especially true because many African Americans which have such family "secrets" usually got their European blood as a result of a rape (not a voluntary relationship). In your own words, "it is who who you choose to produce children with that determines your "pro-blackness".
Lastly to address the off chance that an interracial couple is infertile....if they would have children with that person were it not phyically impossible, I'd say it is fair to not include them as someone who is pro-black. I hope that cleared things up for you.
Thanks again !