Kerry Washington

by ethnic on April 28, 2011

Birth Name: Kerry Marisa Washington

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 31, 1977

Ethnicity: African-American, African-Jamaican (African, as well as some English, Scottish, Native American)

Kerry Washington is an American actress. She is the daughter of Valerie (Moss) and Earl Washington. Her father is from an African-American family. Her mother’s family is Jamaican, from St. Elizabeth (of mostly Afro-Jamaican background). A picture of Kerry with her parents can be seen below.

Kerry is married to American football player Nnamdi Asomugha, whose parents are Nigerian, of Igbo background. The couple has two children.

In an article at Standard.co.uk, Kerry said about her background:

My mother comes from a mixed-race background but from Jamaica, so she is partly English and Scottish and native American, but also descended from African slaves in the Caribbean. My dad’s family is four or five generations Brooklyn-based, but before that from South Carolina, and we are not sure which members of his family were slaves and which were free blacks.
http://www.standard.co.uk

One of Kerry’s grandmothers is named Isabelle.

44th Annual NAACP Image Awards - Arrivals

Kerry with her parents; Photo by Prphotos

1st photo by Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

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savanna March 8, 2016 at 9:21 am

Her parents are Earl Washington and Valerie.

Picture of Kerry and her parents: http://parade.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/kerry-washington-parents-ftr.jpg

Dogg January 30, 2016 at 8:06 am

She’d have a gorgeous daughter with a white man.

fuzzybear44 January 31, 2016 at 12:15 am

Is the baby with the black man ugly or something?

karenj February 1, 2016 at 8:48 pm

hahaha I think Dogg needs to police up the way he put that. Plus he needs to double check his facts. Kerry Washington has one child by her African husband. It is her ONLY child. I think that is a shot at her for having dated while men in the past. Take one at me too since I have a white husband. Oh and she is a beautiful woman any baby she would have with any man would also be beautiful.

Dogg January 30, 2016 at 7:54 am

She’s an example of a beautiful black lady that’s mostly African in ancestry. She’s probably around 75% black. According to one study, most African Americans have at least 12.5% European in them and 20% have at least 25% European in them and 1% have at least 50% European in them. So that means most African-Americans are more than 75% black.

lelo4 October 19, 2015 at 6:24 pm

She looks very Afro-Latina, more than African-American. Like Dominican..

Kekit October 17, 2015 at 2:53 am

seen some Somalians that resemble her

California July 24, 2015 at 8:46 pm

The way she holds her lips annoys me. She just seems uppity, I’m surprised she married a Black man and had his baby. She’s such a White-washed Black woman.

M May 30, 2015 at 9:36 pm

You can be dark and still be mixed. I’m shocked at the ignorance displayed on this site. Not all mixed people are light, you can tell Kerry has mixed ancestry.

Zatm81 July 15, 2015 at 3:41 pm

I hate when people put emphases on a Black celeb being mixed with somthing else. Um, last time i checked most Black Americans have admixture. We’re all mixed.

cwm85 July 15, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Some more mixed than others. And if someone has other ethnic groups they should acknowledge it. I am Black, English, Scottish and Navajo American and proud. Should I ignore my other 3 ethnic groups and just claim to be black? I’m ashamed of who I am so why should I? I am black. But I’m also European and native.

midori29 March 3, 2015 at 10:11 am

Honestly I don’t know why she even mentioned the English, Scottish and Native American, that’s what most African Americans have about 200 years ago. I guarantee her English, Scottish, Native American was about 250 years ago. My grandmother has native American and grandfather has British but I look black, so whats the point. I do not even bring it up, I think it begins to look foolish, everyones mixed. Honestly, I think Kerry is trying to add some false “exoticness” to herself.

Sully March 4, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Honey, take a DNA test. Some people haven’t had a white ancestor in over 100 years, but could still come out 20-35% European, etc. Why? Because they are a multi-generational mixed person. Some of this stuff builds up overtime because everybody in your family had a little bit of it too. Almost all Black people of the Americas are mixed. It’s just a fact of life.

midori29 May 26, 2015 at 5:32 pm

@Sully, you just said the EXACT same thing I said, re-read my post

midori29 May 26, 2015 at 5:36 pm

@Sully, I am very aware of that but I don’t think its true in Kerry Washingtons case

angrygirl19 July 15, 2015 at 8:13 pm

thank you sully, for being smart

black_bahian February 5, 2015 at 11:13 am

beaitfull mouth

noneofyourbusiness January 31, 2015 at 7:58 am

She tries too hard to act and look white. Look at pictures of her when she was younger, she looks more ethnic and black. Now she’s trying to be a white woman. Her obvious nose job and cheek implants display that. She is not all that and her character on Scandal is degrading to black women.

midori29 February 5, 2015 at 10:35 am

In fact a new magazine cover of her is being accused of making her lighter and whiter looking. Some people just cannot accept a pretty black woman just as she is.

http://bossip.com/1099936/who-dis-woman-kerry-washington-looks-lighter-badly-photoshopped-on-march-instyle-cover/

midori29 January 29, 2015 at 11:46 am
midori29 December 28, 2014 at 7:39 am

@Dogg your numbers are InFLATED most African Americans fall into the 0 to 13% range.

midori29 December 28, 2014 at 7:41 am

Of white admixture. But who really cares???? Theyre still majority Africans still. Theres no point arguing about percentages created by tape in slavery

alexgxo October 15, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Midor you’re ignorant as hell. Her mother would stick out like a sore thumb in a crowd of people straight out of SS Africa. Even Kerry looks very white influenced Though idk if that’s her natural state.

And stop with the whole black people are diverse. They are but there are some features that don’t come with them and some features that are obviously from admixture.

angrygirl19 September 3, 2014 at 1:42 pm

This is a perfect example of what’s I was talking about on the Beyonce post. You all like to single her out and call her “mixed race”, when she’s not. She has the same roots as of us black americans. White and Native American. No different.

GenealogyGuru September 16, 2014 at 9:06 pm

That still makes you mixed. Most African Americans are MIXED with white, and 1 out of every 20 AA are mixed with Native American. You might choose to identify with only one race, but that doesn’t change your ancestry.

midori29 December 6, 2014 at 1:55 pm

@angrygirl19 I am convinced that to ignorant people, every attractive black woman no matter how black she is , is considered “mixed”. Black and attractive for a female simply cannot go together.

Dogg December 23, 2014 at 11:34 pm

It’s not ignorant if it’s the truth. Why can’t you just accept that African-Americans have European ancestry?

arjanguelsk December 28, 2014 at 1:28 pm
midori29 December 29, 2014 at 10:39 am

@Dogg whats the point of arguing over whether someone is 15 or 50% white???? You are still black , look black and will be treated as black. Whats the point?

midori29 February 5, 2015 at 10:37 am

Who cares??? Honestly evryone in the world is mixed in the past. if your parents are not two different races why bother? You are black, even if you have past mixture and will be treated that way.

Dogg December 23, 2014 at 11:36 pm

I’m not a racist, but I rarely find non-mixed black women attractive. That’s just my personal taste.

midori29 December 29, 2014 at 10:41 am

@Dogg, I am sure you would find non mixed black women very attractive but the American media purposely shuts them out. Its like people want to hide the fact that there are many many super attractive non mixed black women.

flo January 7, 2017 at 9:55 pm

You should see the Tyra Banks post. Both her parents are black, her DNA results came out 80% African but the comments are saying she should still identify as mixed.

midori29 January 29, 2015 at 11:45 am

Yes here is a pic of Kerri Washingtons parents, they look like regular old black people

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/kerry-washington-my-mom-cried-about-my-acting-career-2014259

Check7t August 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm

She’s got a huge forehead.

WTF August 15, 2014 at 2:14 am

lmfao i agree. she’s not even that pretty, she’s hella average. there’s prettier black women than her. idk why they hype her up for some reason. meagan good looks better than her.

historybuff August 6, 2014 at 10:58 pm

AT LAST!!!!!! Someone speaks the truth. Kerry’s mother is very light-skinned and West Indian, so she is mixed. Most West Indians and Latin Americans ( dark and light-skinned )- especially Trini’s, Bajans and Guyanese are mixed. Trinidad had settlers from at least a dozen countries. Within this small island, everyone mixed freely and sometimes re-mixed with blacks further down the family tree. As a result, even some dark-skinned citizens have non-African/Black ancestors. However, the truth is that so many of these black actresses have (ethnic) plastic surgery that people tend to forget what they look like naturally. You have to look at old High School yearbooks, older music videos, older movies, etc. to be reminded about how these women ( and sometimes men ) really looked. Many black actresses ( for example, the bi-racial Halle Berry ) have lightened their skin, had obvious nose jobs, etc.. There is a childhood photo of Alicia Keys that shows that her natural nose was very wide. Kerry Washington’s complexion and nose has changed over time also. It’s not just studio lighting and photo-shopping; it’s also plastic surgery. Also, hair weaves, wigs, chemical hair processing, etc. tend to give these actresses a less African look at times. Beyonce’s nose, skin color and lips have changed. It does not matter that her mother is mixed. Beyonce has obviously undergone changes as a result of cosmetic changes. You have to look at these celebrities, their parents and other blood relations in their NATURAL state to really know their ethnic mix. You cannot assume that someone is vey mixed because they are light-skinned. Sometimes, the skin color is a result of chemical peels and fade creams- this has been going on for a very long time. I believe that skin lighteners that can be ingested ORALLY also exist. Also, just because someone is darker-skinned does not mean that they are not mixed. Some mixed Blacks/African-Americans/West-Indians, etc. have the full spectrum of shades in their family. One has to look at that person’s natural hair texture and phenotype- not just the skin color. For example, if one sibling is light-skinned and the other is not, it DOES NOT mean that one is mixed and the other is not. if they both have the same parents, they are both mixed. Take a look at Tyra Banks original nose, Kelly Rowland’s original nose, Cicely Tyson’s original nose and complexion, Aaliyah’s original nose and complexion, etc., etc.. Everyone should look at older footage and photos of celebrities and their blood relations before trying to guess their ethnicity.

Caribbeangirl August 16, 2014 at 6:23 am

Being light skin doesn’t make you mixed ! LOL Smh ! the ignorance erh! :/ since when light skin means you mixed?? And Im born and Breed West indian

WTF August 25, 2014 at 3:31 am

Dumbass bitch! How the fuck you think light skinned black people got their light skin??? Of course they have white in them and are mixed. Haven’t you ever heard of a multigenerational mixed person? Educate yourself, idiot!!

A MGM person may have had great grandparents or grandparents who were mixed, but identified as black. Therefore if they reproduced with other black people, their offspring became MGM’s.

Sometimes the mixed ancestors of MGM’s married other light skinned or mixed Blacks and therefore, their offspring carry traits from both their non-African and African ancestors for generations, even though the mixing occurred generations prior. Cape Verdeans, some Louisiana Creoles, Basters, and some ethnic black-Americans are often MGM’s.

flyleaf226 August 29, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Actually, African people have the most diverse phenotype because it is the oldest, which is why you can get all other colors from black and not the other way around. You don’t have to be mixed with anything when you have African blood to come out looking like another race. This fact is already known in the black community because we know that black/African people come in all shades.

Samiiraa September 12, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Yes but people of african descent in America or in the west indies are of WEST african descent and west african people are dark-skinned and not light skinned like ethiopians for example so yes, light-skinned african-americans or jamaicans etc. Are MIXED deal with it.

midori29 October 15, 2014 at 1:48 pm

@WTF black african people can be light skinned without European race admixture. Black Africans go from midnight tar to Cafe au Lait, light brown.

midori29 January 20, 2015 at 7:38 pm

@WTF, you are very confused . I think you need to hang out with more black peoples.

midori29 February 5, 2015 at 10:41 am

If you make that arguement about blacks , you had better make the same arguement about Southern European meddittaranean whites. You can say they have olive skin form admixture. Everyone is mixed.

midori29 December 6, 2014 at 1:57 pm

@historybuff who actually cares, most blacks are mixed anyhow and I am carribean descent too.

midori29 August 6, 2014 at 10:32 am

Honestly, I hate the fact that when these black celebs get famous they have to bring up all of this past generational admixture, from like 200 yeas ago. Keyy Washington is a black woman period. Everyone is mixed far back and NO she does not have a white grandparent. All black Carribeans have the same admixture in the 200 year ago past because of slavery. I have it myself but if someone asks , I am 100% black. But I have white and native american. It gets so annoying that people just cant be black. I mean if you have black parents and grandparents, you are black. She wants to be whiter than she is obviously. It sends a really bad message and self loathing.

Samiiraa September 12, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Her mother looks white and she has european features

midori29 October 15, 2014 at 1:51 pm

@Samirraa many 100% Africans are light with so called European features, everyone came out of Africa. Africans owned these features first.

blah October 23, 2014 at 6:17 pm

You’re an idiot. It’s funny you swear all light skin people are mixed and my sister and I have the same Mother and Father she’s light skin and I’m brown skin. Now here’s where it get tricky, she has the kinkiest hair in the whole family while I have the “mixed” curly fine texture. I’ve gotten the “what are you mixed with?” question far more than she has, but according to you she’s the mixed one.

midori29 January 20, 2015 at 7:40 pm

@Samiraa, I guess all whites with olive skin are mixed too. If true blacks cannot have light skin then true whites cannot have olive skin.

midori29 February 5, 2015 at 10:39 am

Her mother in NO WAY looks white, you lie. Here we go again, no pretty black woman in Hollywood can just be black. it shows the insecurity of some non-black peoples.

midori29 February 5, 2015 at 10:40 am
Dogg December 23, 2014 at 11:39 pm

African-Americans have on average 20% European ancestry. Some can have up to 50% European ancestry. I wouldn’t call a person who is 50% European “black”.

midori29 December 29, 2014 at 10:45 am

@Dogg at 50 percent mixture, you have a black parent, so Yes you can take the ancestry of your black parent and call yourself Black, yes you are allowed to do so.

WTF June 21, 2014 at 7:27 am

always thought kerry looked mixed. i heard she’s got a white grandparent. btw to that dumbass who said she looks “120% black”… lmfaoooo bitch please there ain’t such a thing as 120%. y’all should have stayed in school instead of gettin high and partying. fuckin idiots these days i swear to god. smh! half of y’all gonna end up in prison or on the streets!

midori29 August 6, 2014 at 11:05 am

This woman is BLACK, I do NOT consider her mixed at all. She is a regular black American woman, just like every other. Her and Beyonce, Rhianna, etc. need to just sit down with all that “made up” 200 year ago admixture, as if being BLACK is not pretty or good enough. Some of these black women celebrities are so self loathing and hating themselves. They are no different to the general black population. They need to stop bringing up dead relatives from 200 years ago.

angrygirl19 May 2, 2014 at 6:42 pm

She’s related to Colin Powell who’s grandfather was scottish. Then there was some English. I don’t think it’s that distant for her.

midori29 August 6, 2014 at 11:09 am

Not true. Just because Colin Powell;s grandfather was Scottish is does not mean Kerry Washington’s grandfather was. Kerry Washington’s relative raltion could go back Alot further than Colin Powells. Kerry could be and probably is discussing a great great great grandfather. When people just mention random, Scottish, Irish etc, without saying a parent, grandparent, great granparent, etc, that means its a long long time ago. This woman is grabbing at straws trying to keep up with Hollywoods racist idea that pretty black women just have to be “mixed with something and cannot just be black.”

lisha January 20, 2014 at 6:24 pm

The problem with most celebrities is that they get plastic surgery. We do not know how Kerry looked before her surgery. She could have looked more like an African American before getting plastic surgery on her face. We all know that Kerry Washington does not like to tell people about her personal life. We will never know……..

Deborah Johnson March 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Truly each ethnicity can only be what their parents are. Mom and dad’s blood. My dad is half Indian(Native American) and French from his dad’s parents side of the family. And he is half Black American as his mother and her parents’ side of the family. Which makes me- Black, French, Native American, as my parents are. Black American, my mother, and my dad Black, Native French. My true ethnicity.

Daisuke January 6, 2014 at 1:23 pm

She’s mixed-race. She doesn’t have to look mixed to be mixed. i’m half white, and half Black, and my skin is 10xdarker than hers, and i consider myself caucasian or mixed-race.

midori29 August 6, 2014 at 11:13 am

Kerry Washington is NOT mixed race. Two parents of different races is mixed race, grandparents of different races is mixed race. Kerry is a wannabee , she is a black woman with 200 year ago slave mixture like everyone else. Black Hollywood annoys me.

JasonBaker December 1, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Why are all popular black women partially white?

Chris K December 29, 2013 at 3:48 am

Umm she is clearly, and I mean clearly %120 black, I mean why do you assume she has white in her? Check out kerry washington’s pictures here: http://www.ablackcelebrity.com/kerry-washington-pictures/

memphis January 6, 2014 at 11:08 am

Yeah, she is 120% “black” but she is ethnically diverse. Being born an AA it is given that admixture occurred. Rare cases like Oprah Winfrey where there isn’t Euro ancestry.

midori29 August 6, 2014 at 11:11 am

They really arent partially white, they just feel that because of racism they have to LIE and bring up dead relatives 200 yrs ago because Hollywood does not consider 100% black people to be beautiful.

Taylor November 27, 2013 at 8:13 pm

To fuzzybear, haha! She’s said before that she has an Irish grandmother. That makes her 25% :). My guess is that Im right

the punisher November 21, 2013 at 6:06 pm

She’s just black

Daisuke November 21, 2013 at 6:51 pm

can’t you read she say’s she’s part scottish,English, and Native-American

the punisher November 21, 2013 at 9:24 pm

That’s bullshit she is what she looks like if she’s out on the street people are going to see her as a black person, Not as English, native American or Scottish person

fuzzybear44 November 22, 2013 at 5:07 am

@the punisher

(she’s out on the street people are going to see her as a black person, Not as English, native American or Scottish person)

Have to say,you have a point.People go by what they can see,which is continually being proven by the people on this site.

Multiethnicchick November 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm

And that’s why people are usually wrong.

fuzzybear44 November 24, 2013 at 5:48 am

@Multiethnicchick

It’s no different than when they look at white people,but I don’t see you saying anything about that.

Brown girls rock December 15, 2013 at 8:28 pm

She’s proud to be black but this site is to answer what people’s full ethnicity is so that’s what this site is for why can’t you just take it for what it is

JoeMcGood February 17, 2014 at 9:57 pm

And studies have shown that 96% of blacks with a mixed background actually identify themselves and prefer to be called ‘black’

Multiethnicchick November 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm

she’s partially mixed but significantly black. 25% like Rihanna and Beyonce

fuzzybear44 November 24, 2013 at 5:50 am

@Multiethnicchick

How do you know what Rihanna and Beyonce % is?

Taylor November 24, 2013 at 7:46 am

That’s what they are. Rihanna only a quarter Irish. Beyonces ancestry suggests that she is about 75 to 80 percent black. Simple research

fuzzybear44 November 24, 2013 at 8:01 am

@Taylor

(Rihanna only a quarter Irish. )

Where’s the proof she’s a 25% Irish.Going by her Bio,it says possible Irish.Then it doesn’t give any amount.Also what research has been done on Beyonces?From what I’m seeing,is that your just guessing.

Daisuke November 19, 2013 at 1:37 pm

She is a beautiful Multiracial women.

Siddy November 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Beautiful

fuzzybear44 June 8, 2013 at 1:43 am

Kerry is one of the hardest working actresses in Hollywood,she’s in everything

fuzzybear44 May 18, 2013 at 3:32 am

@follers

(“Black American-Jamaican-British-Scottish bloodlines”)

Sounds like a regular old black person on this side of the world(a mixture of everything)

Multiethnicchick November 23, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Yeah but being black means being of black African descent.

If you have a significant amount of non black heritage then you’re mixed plain and simple

Multiethnicchick April 15, 2013 at 9:56 am

Judging by her mother she at least a quarter or more mixed

fuzzybear44 April 16, 2013 at 2:19 am

@ Multiethnicchick

Where your evidence that her mom is a mulatto?

AJLO7 April 14, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Um. Jamaicans ARE Black. Jamaican is just another Nationality like Cuban, Mexican, Dominican, Puerto Rican, are Nationalities but are still Hispanic and some have mixed ancestry and culture like many other people of different nationalities.

Multiethnicchick April 15, 2013 at 9:56 am

No not all Jamaicans are black.

rickyflo April 16, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Noooo, they are latinos when it comes to that. Hispanics are white/caucasians from Spain. Also, Ya never realize but USA is mostly the only pressured country in the whole world that does that ethnicity deal and sometimes it is ultimately wrong, but people make mistakes and learn through them. Even, when there is the hispano-conferences, they mean Spanish speaking, not exactly Spanish influence. Even, latin, central, south American countries are always hating and fighting each other. Also, just because someone has a heritage does not mean that they are that heritage or ethnicity. Even look at the prince williams, he is such a mixture of caucasian yet he is all those things and not in some ways because he hold the royal crown in birth.

hmarie May 15, 2013 at 3:46 am

Spanish people from Spain are caucasion!!!!!! Hispanics from Latin America.South Americans are very mixed. Some are caucasion but they can not be sure as sometimes if a certain mix is from generations ago i.e black…it may not show up (but it would in one of those dna tests which ascertain ethnicity)…..The bottom line is only Spanish from Spain are white and having lived in Spain …they do not view Latin/south Americans as the same as them!!!

Tangerine March 8, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Apart from speaking terrible English, you have no idea what you are talking about. Go to Argentina and Uruguay and you’ll see lots of white people whose ancestry can be easily traced because they descend from European immigrants who settled down in South America during the late 19C or 20 century, mainly, yes from Spain and Italy but also from Germany, Poland and so on, just like they went to US in search of working opportunities so they did in South America.
And think about it next time you try to put everyone in the same bag; South America is a melting pot with all sorts of ethnicities and many of the whites over there are way lighter skinned than many Spaniards, especially the gipsy ones that are also looked down in their own country and ridiculed with racial slurs.

M June 6, 2015 at 12:07 am

AJLO7- You’re an idiot. There are Chinese Jamaicans and Indian Jamaicans, not every single Jamaican is of African descent.

ConfusedBreed February 9, 2013 at 11:50 pm

This explains why I like her so much! I jnew he couldn’t be black! Jama Pride!

sdf March 30, 2013 at 3:34 am

we Jama’s aren’t black??

hmarie May 15, 2013 at 3:37 am

Lol you Jams arent black? Im half jamaican half white and even I say im black and that Jamaicans are black(The majority are anyway).My father had mixed blood from slavery etc but he is predominantly black. To say us Jams are not black shows you are in denial and do not have a healthy self view.

fuzzybear44 March 30, 2013 at 3:48 am

@ConfusedBreed

She certainly looks like a black woman to me

hmarie May 15, 2013 at 3:42 am

Please!!!!! You knew she couldn’t be black? I am half Jamaican half English and i class myself as black. .Most Jamaicans are black. Kerry Washington is black!!! Maybe not 100% but she still is black….. I am sick of black non Africans trying to distance themselves from Africa and the word Black. Self hate is what is keeping us back!!!

Multiethnicchick November 23, 2013 at 12:30 pm

If you’re half white and you don’t count that as apart of yourself then your racist period

fuzzybear44 May 18, 2013 at 2:15 am

@ConfusedBreed

Going by her (IMDB page),her father is African American.So are you still going to like her?

fuzzybear44 May 18, 2013 at 2:17 am

@ConfusedBreed

Sorry for the double take

According to others sources,they say her father is African American.So are you still going to like her?

David September 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Did Not Know That she is of Jamaican Background

mids April 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I just think that her rather narrow, and portruded nose which is rather uncharacteristic of the negroid subcategory of the human race indicates that she is a mixture of more than that of black subsaharan African descent

gurl April 17, 2012 at 10:53 pm
fridays July 17, 2012 at 9:06 pm

“which is rather uncharacteristic of the negroid”. I am sick and tired of people who are clearly uneducated about black people and Africa saying what is ‘characteristic’ of black Africans. If you look at pictures of black women in Ethiopia, Somalia, and some parts of Nigeria and Kenyan, you will see FULL BLOODED black African women and men with thin noses, narrow faces, and thin lips. Just look at African models Iman and Liya Kedebe with their thin lips, narrow noses, and long faces. White people do not have a monopoly on those features, just like Asians don’t have a monopoly on slanted eyes (there are PLENTY of black Nigerians and Ghanians with folded eyelids as well as some white Europeans) and blacks do not have a monopoly on very dark skin, wide noses and nappy hair (plenty of southeast Asians and Somoans/Polynesians with dark skin, nappy hair, and wide noses).

fuzzybear44 July 18, 2012 at 2:40 am

That’s why I keep telling people that Caucasian,doesn’t mean your white.As you just stated,(black Africans as they are called),have multiple phenotypes

Multiethnicchick April 15, 2013 at 10:01 am

Black Africans of the negroid category have broad noses, tightly coiled hair and thick lips. That is what a black African person is characterized with. Black people are just in denial about having any other ancestry because of stupid racist pride

fuzzybear44 April 16, 2013 at 3:29 am

@Multiethnicchick

So what if they don’t fit that mold,their not black Africans?Is that the only model for a black African to you?I’ve talked to East Africans I know personally,who didn’t fit that stereotype,yet say they are the truest black people(your going to tell them,their not black people)?

(Black people are just in denial about having any other ancestry because of stupid racist pride)

I haven’t notice a black people on this site,who is mixed with something else,who hasn’t stated it.You say it’s stupid racist pride,what about when the white people on here do it.The second you mention a white celebrity has or might have black blood,they throw a tantrum.Yet i don’t see you saying anything to them,about stupid racist pride.Every group is guilty of stupid pride,not just the black people.Even you are guilty of it, like when you called Paula an idiot.You took offense because Paula in your eyes didn’t take pride in being Multi-ethnic like you,so therefore she had to be an idiot.

Multiethnicchick April 15, 2013 at 9:59 am

Your uneducated. Ethiopians and Somalians are mixed with Arab and Caucasian Jewish ancestry. And people with noses that narrow in Nigeria and Kenya probably aren’t native to that region or are mixed with other “Racial” groups of humans that might be living there.

fuzzybear44 April 16, 2013 at 4:06 am

Only one group of Ethiopians has anything to do with Jews,and only a few out of the 80-100 different ethnic affiliations has arab blood.The amount of affiliations is based on a ( Documentary film in 2002)The rest that are arab,are that by culture only.Now as I have often stated,Africa was a highway for thousands of yrs.However that being said, Ethiopians and Somalians are predominantly of african stock.Now no one is native to any region,everyone migrated to where they are.Oral traditon says ZULU’s were in North Africa,where are they now?Also there is no proof that the those people of Nigeria and Kenya with narrow noses,got it from anything other than natural adaptation.Slanted eyes is a very common trait in Africa.Are you saying that all those affiliations left and came back?True Asians have been coming to Africa for a long time now,but I don’t think all those Africans are mixed with Asians.Maybe it’s just a trait they got,the same way Asians got theirs

fridays July 17, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Just like White Europeans from Italy can look different from those in Ireland or Sweden, there is a HUGE variety of looks when it comes to black Africans as well. Blacks from Eastern African countries tend to have a different (thin noses, long faces, small eyes, and thin lips) look than those from West African nations (wider noses, rounder face, fuller lips, and higher frequency of a folded/slanted eyelid) and they look different from those in South Africa.

Multiethnicchick April 15, 2013 at 9:59 am

Yeah because East Africans are mixed with Caucasian, please do your research

fuzzybear44 April 16, 2013 at 2:38 am

@ Multiethnicchick

Caucasian is just a phenotype,that was around thousands of years,before the pale skin mutation showed up,on the faces of black people(umbrella term).Also they’re about 100 different ethnic affiliations in Ethiopia alone,only a few have mixed with arabs. Now as for the other east Africans with the Caucasoid phenotype,they’ve been shown to have no outside influence

Multiethnicchick November 23, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Yes they do have outside influence because to have Caucasian phenotypes one must have caucasian influence

fuzzybear44 November 24, 2013 at 6:46 am

@Multiethnicchick

(Yes they do have outside influence because to have Caucasian phenotypes one must have caucasian influence)

Ok here’s my question for you.Since the Caucasoid phenotype,is only about 40k yrs old,and people migrated out Africa about 65k yrs ago,who did they mix with to get said phenotype?I mean who did Negroids mix with to get their phenotype?Who did the Mongoloid mix with?Or did these traits come about through natural adaptation .Now if it is from natural adaptation that these traits came about,and Africa having all these the different environmental conditions (from snow to the desert).Could said traits have developed independently,and migrated its way outward?

tahjae December 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm

check out the beautiful black women iin ethipoia, kenya, and nigeria you will be like wow!! and they model types. im so glad i caught a beauty queen for kenya africa yeeessssssssss!!

K December 3, 2011 at 1:48 am

Lol no they dont.

Shell Mangiacavallo November 8, 2011 at 10:44 am

I’m kind of surprised she’s not part hispanic. I guess she can just speak spanish. I also saw her play latina roles. I guess that was just because she could speak spanish.

heather January 21, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Duhh… I mean if I spoke Russian that does not makes me Russian …

Diamond September 1, 2011 at 10:00 pm

No comments? lol I guess folks are disappointed. She’s a Black girl, who’s beautiful. Yes, they exist… in abundance.

me December 23, 2011 at 7:14 am

who is saying that no there are beautiful black women? these are typical racist comments.

anon April 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Trust me people say that a lot about non-white people. Racist ppl on this site can’t fathom the thought of a beautiful woman or man of color. They always have to be mixed with white or Hispanic or something. This doesn’t just go for African Americans but for everyone. It’s sad.

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