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How Black Are You? DNA Testing Gaining Popularity with Light Skinned Blacks




By Leticia Latrice:

A common statement is that if you have even a small percentage of African in you, you are still black. If it were up to some people, in order to be “fully” white or black you would have to be pure bred 100% of that nationality. In this day and age, 100% of anything is very uncommon. With the world turning into a melting pot it is almost impossible. Some misuse their lighter skin tone and try to camouflage themselves as white. However, just because you are light skinned or bi- racial does not make you  white overnight.  A person’s features and hair texture are a dead giveaway. All the way back to the days of slavery, many blacks were ridiculed for their skin tone. If you were too light skinned your blackness would be questioned. Now days, light skinned African American’s or bi-racial people are being questioned about their ethnicity and how black they are. Therefore it has become a popular trend to get genetic DNA testing to see exactly what percentage of black a person is. There are many DNA testing companies that are freely open to the public, are easily accessible and affordable through the internet. Companies such as  and 23andme heavily advertise their services online and on TV.  Many light skinned people have been criticized so much all their life that they wanted to officially prove how much African they have in them.

The Hodge brothers are bi-racial twins that were ridiculed because they only identified as black. So they took a DNA test and it found that they were 58% African. Who is society to say how you can identify yourself. No matter how light your skin may be, you are not fully white. Therefore you will still receive the same treatment as any other black person. If you have a drop of African in you, you still have the high potential of being, stereotyped, discriminated against, or racially profiled. Even some dark skinned black people think that if they go to a certain school, live in a certain neighborhood, talk or act a certain way, or married a different race, that people will overlook that they are black. These people need a reality check and need to face the facts that you are still black! As light skinned and blue eyed as Jesse Williams is he still identifies as black—and that upsets some people.


On the flip side dark skinned people who never have questioned their ethnicity have taken the DNA test and are surprised to find up to 25% of European in their genes. This reveals that somewhere down the line a European procreated with an African. The sad truth is that nine times out of ten, a slave master raped his female slave and an illegitimate baby was born. This produced an oddly light skinned baby. Maybe that is where all of the negative connotations against light skinned people derived from. If a darker skinned slave was married to another dark skinned slave, but has a light skinned baby eyebrows were raised. No matter what the root of someone’s ancestry is, a person has the right to identify themselves however they choose. If a person is choosing to deny who they are and be something they are not ,the DNA testing will tell it all. Choose to embrace who you are and  don’t attempt to be someone else. Live in your truth! No matter  your skin tone, we are all humans, and we are all equal because we all eat, breath and shhhhh the same way. Have you ever been ridiculed for been too light or dark skinned?

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