Rashida Jones

by ethnic on March 12, 2008

Rashida Jones

Birth Name: Rashida Leah Jones

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 25, 1976

*African-American, with some English, Scottish, and Welsh (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Rashida Jones is an American actress, writer, and producer. She is the daughter of music producer Quincy Jones and actress and model Peggy Lipton. She is famous for her roles, Karen Filipelli on The Office and Louisa Fenn on Boston Public. Her sister is actress Kidada Jones.

Rashida’s father is mainly of African-American (West African/Central African) ancestry, with some English, Scottish, and Welsh, heritage.

Rashida’s mother is Jewish (of Russian Jewish and Latvian Jewish descent). Rashida was raised Jewish, studied Hinduism, and is now a practicing Jew.

Rashida’s paternal grandfather was Quincy Delight/Delightt Jones (the son of Caesar Jones and Susannah/Susanna Burgess). Rashida’s grandfather Quincy was born in South Carolina, and was a semi-pro baseball player. Caesar and Susannah were both black. Susannah was the daughter of West Burgess and Adele, or of Osborne Burgess and Elizabeth.

Rashida’s paternal grandmother was Sarah Frances Wells (the daughter of Love Adam Wells and Mary Belle Lanier). Sarah was born in Mississippi. Love, who was black, was the son of Nelson Wells and Sarah Campbell. Mary Belle Lanier’s father, James Balance Lanier, was caucasian, and had mostly English, as well as Scottish and Welsh, ancestry. Mary Belle’s mother, Cordelia Dickson, was black.

Rashida’s maternal grandfather was Harold Arlen Lipton (the son of Max Lipschitz and Alice Goldfarb). Harold was born in The Bronx, New York City. Max and Alice were Russian Jewish emigrants, Max from Slutsk and Alice from Brest. Max was the son of Harris/Harold Lipschitz and Rebecca Leah Pitovsky/Witkowsky. Alice was the daughter of Aaron Goldfarb and Frieda/Freude Bass/Bab.

Rashida’s maternal grandmother was Rita Hetty Benson/Rosenberg (the daughter of Hyman Rosenberg and Jeanie “Jane” Benson). Rita was born in Dublin, Ireland. Hyman was a Russian Jewish emigrant, who was born in Saga, the son of Marko Benjamin Rosenberg and Sarah Hahn. Jeanie was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, to Jewish parents from Latvia and/or Kaunas, Lithuania, Benjamin Joseph Bensohn/Benson, from Kovno, and Sophia Winestein/Weinstein.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show African American Lives (2006) stated that Rashida’s father’s, Quincy Jones’s, genetic ancestry is:

*66% Sub-Saharan African
*34% European

In his 2009 book about the show, In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. wrote that Quincy’s African DNA matches the Tikar people of Cameroon, the Sukuma people of Tanzania, the Tonga people of Mozambique, and the Fang people of Equatorial Guinea.

Sources: Genealogies of Rashida Jones – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Rashida Jones (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.wikitree.com


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Alyx December 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm

She looks a tanned white woman, I don’t know why racist people think a white-looking person cannot have a black parent, see Paula Patton’s son who looks a Russian kid.

Samiiraa June 20, 2017 at 2:04 am

She is white looking because she is only 33% Subsaharan African and 67% European. Her father is a mulatto. And so is Paula Patton’s son ! Paula is biracial which mean her kids are way more European than anything else. They are at least 75% European. It’s just logic

Samiiraa June 20, 2017 at 2:06 am

She is white looking because she is only 33% Subsaharan African and 67% European. Her father is a mulatto. And so is Paula Patton ! Paula is biracial which mean her kids are way more European than anything else. They are at least 75% European. It’s just logic

andrew June 27, 2016 at 7:03 pm
slowdive January 29, 2016 at 1:52 pm

She is phenotypically white and genetically mixed, like of African-Americans who are phenotypically black (there are plenty of African-Americans who still look West African) but still have a mixed genome.

andrew May 21, 2016 at 5:06 pm

She is not phenotypically “white”.

Samiiraa June 20, 2017 at 2:08 am

She looks more white because she just is. She is 67% European.

neiltennant December 30, 2015 at 7:13 am


is rashida a hebrew name ?

I know some jewish people with the name RACHID and they are sephardic jews from morocco

cwm85 July 30, 2015 at 3:53 pm

She’s only like a 3rd African. Her Dad is 66 percent African.

abbracci June 5, 2015 at 11:13 pm

She looks White.

Bow Down Bitches July 26, 2015 at 5:00 am

that’s because she’s mostly white, her dad is mixed.. i believe he took a dna test and had a significant amount of white ancestry

Hill April 4, 2017 at 10:08 am

maybe because she straightened her hair?

M June 4, 2015 at 7:07 pm

She’s prettier than her sister. Sorry but Kidada is ugly and looks like a man.

bearboy June 4, 2015 at 8:45 pm

I find man ladies to be the most attractive!

midori29 February 28, 2015 at 11:23 am

Her dad Quincy Jones is majority African American, he did a dna test. The other mixtures are like 30%

pookerella February 20, 2015 at 11:29 am

Rashida’s mother is actress Peggy Lipton of Mod Squad fame. her Mom is gorgeous. She is a natural blonde and has stick straight hair with green eyes. I love mixed race people. I think they are beautiful.

noneofyourbusiness February 20, 2015 at 11:36 pm

You haven’t been out much then. I have seen some mixed people that were hit with the ugly stick. Being mixed doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be beautiful. A lot of self hating black people and other minorities think that their kids will be beautiful if they produce with a white person.

midori29 February 28, 2015 at 11:21 am

@noneyourbussiness, its not just self hating black people, there are whites who want kids with blacks to get the tans and curly hair . Ive heard people say that.

ashash March 31, 2015 at 11:07 pm

Rashida’s mother is gorgeous.

dai75sy September 6, 2014 at 8:57 am


WTF August 25, 2014 at 3:38 am

Overrated as fuck. She’s kind of weird looking too. Her smile annoys me for some reason. She tries too hard to be white. At least her sister acknowledges her black side and isn’t ashamed of being part black.

The only reason the bitch is famous is because of her dad. Her acting is shitty tbh!!!!

Freword October 29, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Not at all

ashash October 29, 2014 at 5:30 pm

You are a very angry person.

WTF November 2, 2014 at 4:55 pm

@ashash: and you are a very stupid person. Now hop off my vag bitch. Ain’t got time for simple tricks like you. Like bye Felicia.

Freword November 11, 2014 at 3:50 am

No fool

Freword October 30, 2014 at 3:41 am
Hill May 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Wow you are the dumbest person I’ve seen on this website yet. Nice IQ. She can’t hang around whoever she wants because that makes her racist? Jesus Christ I can tell you failed at life.

andrew August 16, 2014 at 3:43 pm

her character Karen Filipelli has an Italian/Filipino background!

Your Mom August 9, 2014 at 7:18 pm

She Looks Weird. I See Some Amerindian Influences As Well.

WTF January 29, 2015 at 4:56 am

I think her dad, Quincy has Native American admixture.

Check7t July 31, 2014 at 8:22 am

Looks fully white in some pictures, but in some photos she show signs of Negroid admixture.

I really don’t care for her at all and she’s not attractive to me.

Freword October 29, 2014 at 1:14 pm
WTF November 2, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Negroid? Bitch I think you’re at the wrong site. Stormfront is that way. Stupid racist asshole, might as well say n****r. I mean I know your dumb ass wants to type it anyway. White trash.

andrew November 2, 2014 at 5:50 pm

That’s an anthropological term, Check isnt racist

Freword November 11, 2014 at 3:52 am

No fool

Surreal August 3, 2015 at 9:27 pm

An outdated term.

ShawntheGod July 19, 2014 at 4:55 am

she seems like a nice girl tho

WTF November 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm
WTF November 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm
ShawntheGod July 19, 2014 at 4:54 am

sometimes she looks fully white, sometimes she doesn’t

ashash August 16, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Impossible for her to look fully white. She’s Jewish and black with some white on her father’s side from way, way, way back.

Dogg October 30, 2014 at 2:04 am

A DNA test showed that Quincy Jones is 34% European. I wouldn’t say that’s “some white”.

hii July 8, 2014 at 6:01 am

She’s stated many times that she considers herself black. She said that is what she sees when she sees herself and seeing her younger pictures I understand why. She looks like a light skinned black woman to me when i was little, she would play a black woman on tv and in film and it wasn’t questioned. She worked on the dave chappelle show and always played a black woman on there. When asked about her ethnicity and/or race she always says black and if people were uncomfortable by it too bad and besides the way things were going most blacks will look like her in about 20-40 years.

SEEXYPUREBLOODLATINA July 5, 2014 at 5:33 pm

She’s cute but looks profominantly white. Just bc she is more white looking and hangs w the whites dont mean she don’t like her black side. Ppl come on that’s ignorance! She just chooses to be civil and classy unlike her big ho sis kadida!

Marseille June 17, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Does not look white, anybody who thinks so is retarded.

WTF June 19, 2014 at 4:04 pm

lmfao ikr? the kkk would laugh at her ass if she claimed to be just white. i mean she does look predominately white, but you can tell this bitch has black in her. she seems like a self-hater, only hangs around white people.

Mary Jane June 19, 2014 at 8:13 pm

I agree. She looks mixed to me,but she kinda have a white social life,she’s a self-hater,she has no personality

a June 28, 2014 at 8:16 pm

she’s only hangs around white people,yes,maybe for being a self-hater she wants to camouflage.People like this ugly bitch make me sick,they don’t accept what they are. Jessica Alba and Wentworth Miller also are self-haters

Princess June 14, 2014 at 9:11 pm

She looks 100% White. I think her mother cheated.

WTF June 3, 2014 at 11:35 am

she actually does look mixed with black once you look at her for awhile. she might look white at a quick glance but when you REALLY study her features, she does look part black. her daddy has been said to have white in him, he might even have some native. most african americans have white and native american admixture in their blood. rashida also looks hispanic. she could pass for latina before white.

eu May 2, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Her looks is weird and ugly,she looks from Brazil,very mixed. Hard to guess what is her ethnicity

ihatemostpeople May 1, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Her father has white in him, and he isn’t that dark (he’s like red or yellow). So of course she’s going to look more white.

sweetipie1985 March 27, 2014 at 8:37 am

Her father is Quincy Jones. He’s a very famous music producer… I’m. Shocked myself because she doesn’t look black at. When her father is black.. But that shows you looks can be deceiving

AnonymousPerson January 3, 2014 at 9:59 pm

She looks Hispanic.

midori29 June 19, 2014 at 8:07 am

Hispanic is not a race. Hispanic s most are mixed with African. A typical hispanic is 25% African no matter how light their complexion or how straight thier hair.

pookerella February 20, 2015 at 11:31 am

Hispanic may not be a race, but it is an ethnicity. Just like Ashkenazi is an ethnicity.

Brown girls rock December 15, 2013 at 9:32 pm

I love this site because some of you ignorant people can see just how many people have African American roots and might not look like they do

aaa July 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm

She looks very Jewish, but the black is visible.

ihatemostpeople May 1, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Are you a model? I doubt it. Rashida is very pretty, you’re probably ugly and jealous.

theropod June 24, 2013 at 2:34 am

African American?

Looks more French and Italian…………with SOME African, Welsh, Scottish and English blood RATHER, etc

follers June 24, 2013 at 3:04 am

Her French and Italian ancestors were in the 1500s… they are infinitesimal.

neiltennant May 11, 2013 at 7:25 am

first i saw her on the Foo fighters video and googled her+ was shocked,

she looks so white !

but her mother is white+ father black with anglo roots

gottlob February 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

if she considers herself african american why the nose job? before she looked half black/mulatto with afro

fuzzybear44 February 10, 2013 at 4:33 am

Lots of African Americans have nose jobs.What about white people who have butt implants or lip injections.What about Asians who have eyelid surgery”. People do what they do

gottlob February 10, 2013 at 7:57 am

then she is not proud of who she is, she wants to look white

nnnnn May 12, 2013 at 1:11 pm

People in Europe let subtract fat, and white people in
USA have butt implants to looks more fat?

nnnnn May 12, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Is F A T a “vorbidden” word, too?

exotiq February 10, 2013 at 7:06 am

I seriously doubt she had a nose job. I’ve said this a million times…people change in appearance as they age. It’s a common fact! …As an adult, you’re not going to have the same chubby, rosy cheeks and rounded/broad nose as you had as a child…Unless you’re obese! …Your looks change and become more refined. It is unfair to compare a photo of Rashida as a child to what she looks like today as an adult and then say that she had a nose job! Do you not realize how ignorant that sounds?!! …Use some common sense people!!!!

gottlob February 10, 2013 at 7:54 am

Your nose grows when one gets older not the other way around. It also does not magically turn into a different nose. You can use common sense yourself.

ihatemostpeople February 8, 2014 at 9:27 am

She never had an afro, you dumbass.

hii August 18, 2012 at 10:07 pm

even though she’s of mix ethnicity and religion she actually considers herself African american. thing was from what i remember she played one of the black chicks on the dave chappelle show when it was on and besides like she said it wouldn’t matter in like 20 to 50 yrs bc everyone will look like her or start to at least. she says she’s black and doesn’t deny either parts of her ethnicities and families then shouldn’t be a problem.

Freword August 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm

This is bad

GeorgeJeanPierre April 28, 2012 at 3:14 pm

shes quadroon, obviously the european was more stronger in her, making her probably 75% white 25% black/

GeorgeJeanPierre May 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm

fyi i know this because my family is the same mixture as her, we have ALOT of european with african native american and west indian roots

Anya April 15, 2012 at 10:38 am

I love her eyes. Awesome mix :)

ethnic April 15, 2012 at 2:43 am

I agree with you on that. It seems Peggy Lipton’s parents, Harold Benson and Rita Lipton anglicized their names despite their eastern and Russian roots.

bvision April 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm

she is half white half black

i think she looks mixed and gorgeous

i can see the black in her

and it’s more prominent in her sister

Adm April 9, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I know who she is only by being the daughter of Quincy Jones

George March 26, 2012 at 11:32 pm

shes sooo beautiful, looks egyptian

Christian March 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

there is nothing african american i can see

go to britain and ireland and you will find millions of those girls

George April 4, 2012 at 12:17 am

idk why people disliked your comment when its true. Robert Sheehan is full irish but looks like this lady. Lots of southern europeans and irish look like rashida jones.

Alice April 4, 2012 at 1:17 am

Robert Sheehan would be a good one to have on this site. It would be interesting to see the comments.

me March 20, 2012 at 7:33 pm

it seems that she did plastic surgery on her nose.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Wow. In that black and white picture, she looks much more mulatto, and you can definitely tell that she is mixed.

exotiq February 9, 2013 at 11:21 am

No…that’s just growing up. Most kids have broader features when they are young (i.e., chubby cheeks, pudgy noses, etc. …hence the term “cherub”…look it up!) …As you grow and mature, you’re features become more refined. This is not anything new….This is like genetics or biology 101!!!! …Stop trying to create something that is not there! …And people gullible enough to buy into it and believe are ignorant!

OTHER March 16, 2012 at 9:25 am

she always looked mixed to me.

Alice March 16, 2012 at 9:28 am

She definitely looks mixed but she could pass for full European. Her father is of mixed ancestry and her mother is fully European. I agree with Roger she is gorgeous.

me March 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I agree,i see black in her,she looks quadroon and i think that her father is fully african american

George March 26, 2012 at 11:31 pm

her father has welsh in him

me April 13, 2012 at 6:39 pm

must be 1/16 or 1/32,like in most african americans.

GeorgeJeanPierre April 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm

it dosent matter its still there, it had an affect on her because look at her.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 11, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Rashida is gorgeous. :]

I love you, Roger Scientist March 11, 2012 at 11:09 pm

And I love her name.

me March 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Her name is beautiful.I noticed that this name is more common in afram people.

Alice March 16, 2012 at 9:29 am

It is a beautiful name for a beautiful woman.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 11, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Her mother, Peggy, is beautiful as well and so is her sister, Kidada.

Alice March 16, 2012 at 9:30 am

Peggy Lipton is gorgeous.

me February 23, 2012 at 9:29 pm

This mix is incredible,Black+Jewish , she doesn’t look white, she doesn’t look black and not biracial , she’s just herself.

Maria January 25, 2012 at 3:01 pm

She is real exotic looking to me nice mixture!

Bluesclues November 19, 2011 at 5:09 am

I think peoples’ obsession with race and/or ethnicity is pathetic. If I’m black, so what. White, who cares… Race, throughout history, has always been used to divide and control the masses. We were all the same color at one point up until Pangea split. and only through environmental adaptation did we develop the distinctive traits we categorize today. The polished response is always “we celebrate our differences and that is why race matters.” We see how far that’s gotten us. It will soon be 2012 and we still have race riots and ethnic genocide. Obviously, this point out our differences idea is not working. My suggestion, point out our similarities as far as character traits are concerned. We should address Jared not as the black guy down the hall, but as the guy who is always willing to share the last piece of cake. Not as Sarah the white girl in accounting, but as the girl who volunteers at the soup kitchen down the hall. Furthermore, the whole thought of celebrating different origins and pasts is ridiculous to me as well. All that should matter is what you are doing with your life in the hear and now. That has nothing to do with what your great great great great grandmother did. If she was really wealthy does that mean that you have to be? If she suffered some type of persecution does that mean you were wronged via genetic legacy? Ofcourse not! People should align themselves not but the color of their skin but by the integrity of their actions. I assure you, if one places the primary focus on doing the right thing and surrounding themselves with other like-minded individuals, race will fade into the background. Most importantly, people will have to be judged for their actions as a person with the ability to know right from wrong. To hold them to any other standard (although potentially beneficial to them at the time) is an insult to that person, sending a message that they aren’t intelligent enough or maybe human enough to understand what they’re doing. Hopefully I haven’t offended anyone. Just understand all I am saying is that I want to be judged/noticed/distinguished by my actions, not by the color of my skin. When I die, I want the first thought that comes to the minds of those who knew me, “the world just lost a person of integrity.” Something I could control…

me November 19, 2011 at 8:53 am

you’s right

SMH December 28, 2011 at 10:35 am

Your comment was way too long and although it may have contained some valid points they were all overridden when you stated that all humans existed together on Pangea…. Pangea separated around 250 million years ago; humans evolved 2.5 million years ago. Does anyone else notice a slight discrepancy? So please, keep your pseudoscience to yourself, you make all people who actually research before they comment and people who might agree with you look bad.

Bluesclues January 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Sorry, I should have been more specific. I wasn’t referring to the Pangea during the dinosaur age. There have been many versions of Pangea and have gone by several names. Sorry if I offended you with my “pseudoscience”. So let’s get accurate! Maybe I’ll teach you something along the way. Before Pangea there were other times when supercontitnents were present. Pannotia (formed 600 million years ago), Rodinia (existing 750 million years ago), etc. Note that Pannotia and Rodinia were also called Pangea Alpha and Pangea Promotae or something along those lines. I’ll look that up and post it later. There have also been several incidents where convergent boundaries have occurred post Pangea where although they go by a different name, just like Pannotia and Rodinia, they did in fact form one solid surface connecting all the continents at once. Now here is where it differs, a few of these times, Pangea was connected by ice and thus why scientists don’t call it a supercontinent. But I say screw that noise, if it’s connected and humans could (did) cross it to get to all other continents, then it was another version of Pangea to me. I wish I knew what the documentary was called. It was on the discovery channel. It lined out how man spread from Africa initially and eventually developed distinguishing traits in order to adapt to their surroundings. Essentially they crossed over and found their way to most of the continents at the time due to convergent boundaries. And the few continents that weren’t then attached by land were attached by ice. So yeah, not Pangea, a later version of it that technically cannot be called a supercontinent because it was partially connected by ice and not land. So you are correct it was not TECHNICALLY another version of Pangea and not TECHNICALLY considered a supercontinent because it was connected through ice (that was traversed) and not land. Doesn’t change the truth of the matter asserted. That man started out the same and crossed over solid mass to spread to all the different continents we know today. So if no one takes anything else from this just know that we all came from the same place. And SMH, try to be a little less harsh with your comments. A better way to say it would have been, “Although you make some good points, you’re mistaken about your Pangea theory. Maybe you should research it more and see if you can find validity in your theory.” To me I feel like I just described a criminal to a T to the police and then later on after he’s caught, I catch flack for saying he was wearing a black hat when he was actually wearing a blue one. It’s okay though. I was technically wrong about the Pangea aspect just like I was technically wrong about the hat being black. Good thing we still caught the fictitious bad guy and my comment that was “way too long” still contained a valid premise and got the message across.

Bluesclues January 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Sorry meant to add this.


I know it’s wiki but all the cites line up (already checked) so yeah there is my research. Sorry I made all those people who do their research before they comment “look bad”. But after looking at this, my point is proven. I especially like the part where it says “The concept was speculative until the 1980s, when it was corroborated by a study of present-day mitochondrial DNA, combined with evidence based on physical anthropology of archaic specimens.” So yeah… Checkmate.

SharondaB January 25, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I agree… and SMH should chill out a little and be a little kinder with your comments. The anonymity of the internet makes people awfully brave when they don’t have to worry about getting smacked in the face for something they said. And as far as Rashida, she is beautiful. You can’t say for sure, but I bet she is just as beautiful on the inside. She just seems like a really good person. :)

rae October 17, 2011 at 4:07 pm

African American is such a dumb term! It is so broad!

I took a DNA test and I am a little more than half West African, a little more than a quarter South/Central African. And the rest is other (European, East African, North African, Asian). Technically that would make me mixed. People need to stop being so stupid. World isn’t black or white. And since according to white people all of my other is “not black” that would make me about 15% “not black”. Which is more than 1/8th. So technically I’m mixed, but the worl will never see me as such. Smh. Oh well.

exotiq February 9, 2013 at 11:59 am

Well 59% of my DNA ancestry is non-black (or non-African), with an ambiguous appearance (like Rashida) and that still doesn’t mean that many black people in the USA don’t hate me for me calling myself what I truly am….which is Mixed! With a white father and a racially mixed black Latin mother! …They will still accuse me of ‘self-hating’ and ‘running from my black side’ and/or saying that “I don’t want to be black” because of saying that I’m mixed—which is what I am! It’s like saying that you’re mixed is like cursing the black race in some way to them. It’s obvious when you look at me anyway…I can’t really lie about it! But they would prefer that I live the lie, along with them, to suit their pleasure in some way!!

…Thank goodness I wasn’t born in this country….because of that, I’m not FORCED to call myself ‘African American’….because I’m not! I’m MIXED….and I’m from Latin America, so that makes me HISPANIC…or LATIN….or a LATIN AMERICAN…. I’m sure those black folks that hate that are screaming and calling me every other hateful name right now! …Tough! ….Only in America it seems….Because my life experiences to date never had me go through such aggravation with white people….it’s always been with blacks and me feeling like I have to prove something to them or to try to win their approval in some way…. I can relate to what Rashida went through with the black girls that gave her grief in college and probably in life, in general. People like to think that it is just white America that is racist….think again.

It doesn’t really matter, I usually hang out with my family and people from my country…that’s where I feel comfortable and where I can be myself at the end of the day, because I am accepted for me and not what I have to be to fit in.

me October 5, 2011 at 1:42 am

u guys all need to shut the fuck up shes mixed… black and white dumbasses

jenniferclashcity June 9, 2011 at 7:02 pm

-one thing i don’t understand is when people call people like Quincy in this case “mixed”, but don’t take into account what he considers
himself: black. i think it’s no one else’s business how a person identifies except the person him/herself.
-ALSO OF NOTE: i am a white person who has 7 of 8 great grandparents who are white and 1 great grandfather born to 2 black parents. i think it would be preposterous to call myself “mixed” or to assume that i have any cultural bond with other “mixed” people who have effectively lived daily with both races and cultures.

RansomSac October 7, 2011 at 1:50 am

It’s always something with you I bet… Did you notice the name of the website… JFC

Joe May 20, 2011 at 11:18 am

I think she is the hottest woman alive like An angle from heaven

RansomSac October 7, 2011 at 1:52 am

What kind of angle though? 90 degrees? 180?

sam February 4, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Jewish as in Israeli, right?

colleen September 18, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Jewish is a faith and ethnicity. to get technical, Judaism is the Jewish faith. Israeli did not exist until after world war 2, it was created with the hope of returning jews to their “home land” according to the Bible… i hate when people are too stupid to open a history book and close minded about religion they don’t even realize they buy into it.

Anonymous October 4, 2010 at 6:47 pm

She looks like a tan white person.. but she’s still pretty.(no homo)(:

Miranda September 29, 2010 at 3:05 pm

and cajuns. However there were Creoles in Cuba and in Haiti and Puerto Rico and other places. Where did your creoles come from because I would bet that if they are Americans they are from Louisiana. Look up the word creole and find out what it really means. Creoles were a way for those of mixed heritage to identify themselves as saying they were mixed or born of the this soil but had a European parent. There were Italian Creoles, German Creoles, and etc. But Creole is not a race let us not forget that fact. It is more of a pedigree just like the census said for latinos this year… (ex. Hispanic origins such as Mexican, Mexican Amer., or Chicano,Puerto Rican or Cuban or any of the other origins are not races) Instead they must say yes we are of Hispanic/Latino origin but then choose a race that most identifies who they are. So if they were darker they were black, or if they were whiter they were white. This world is so much more than black and white and until we figure that out we must learn to embrace our mixtures or our one cultures and be happy with who we are and that’s that. Also, we must learn of the other several and various cultures of the world that we live in. The only way for a white person to know what it feels like to be black in this world is to be black….false. Learn the cultures within the black, african american, and african communities then you will at least be more sensitive when you see a black person walking down the street. Just because a person has a lighter skinned family member does not always mean that person must have white people in their family. My brother and I are both lighter skinned but it hurts when we tell people we have a sister and we show her to them and they say she can’t be your sister she is too black! How dare you treat my sister any differently from us! She is of the same blood and the same parents as we are. I have seen that so much especially living here in MS. Some people can be so ignorant to color. I once saw a little red headed baby (biracial) walking around with her mother who was white. I thought she was so pretty and made a comment about her red hair being so pretty and her mother said oh yeah girl(as if she was black) people always want to know how she got red hair being half black. I thought that was the most dumbest thing I had ever heard in my life. Why? As if Black people can not have red hair or blue eyes. Besides I would not even know she was half black if her mother wouldn’t have told me. I guess she assumes I was half black and decided to make that ignorant A** comment. I told her that people are ignorant because where I am from you see that all the time. She asked me where I was from and I told her Louisiana. (shocked) I also have a friend who is from Africa (ethiopian) and she is not the stereotyped Ethiopians you would see on television. She is fair skinned, beautiful hair hair and her entire family looks like that. There are some darker skinned ones but all the same. My other Friend is Puerto Rican but I guess she looks more afro- amer because she is always being called black. She knows she is african descent but she is proud to be from PR. All I am saying is getting to know the person before you judge their race. If you are mixed embrace and be proud of all your mixtures and if someone is not mixed like you (half/half mix) that does not make them any less mixed than you are. Don’t get upset because those around you choose to say they are mixed because their great great grandparent was white or black or whatever. That is not for you to tell them what they are or who they are. Find yourself and love yourself. Learn of the differences in the world around you and live with those who are not like you and that’s when you will truly learn what you need to know about this person or that culture of people. That’s all I am saying…

ethnic September 29, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Thanks for the insight Miranda.

Miranda September 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm

All the stereotypes placed on us. I am not your typical tv amer. indian u would see on westerns… I look more latino or half white half black ( I get that a lot) but does that make me any less of being native? We should accept everyone’s differences for what they r and what they tell u! We shouldn’t questions when people say they r who or what they r. As for creoles, they were of mixed heritages so for Sonia before u say creole do your research on it because I am also from Louisiana the home of creoles and

Miranda September 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Hi everyone. I see all u guys points but as it was stated how can one be offended by their own people? I happened to see Rashida Jones on television and noticed she had to be biracial. I am biracial or “mixed” with afro-latino,choctaw indian and white. I being raised my parents who r both predominately native indian, raised my siblings and me to be mostly indian. I get a little sad when I tell people i am amer. indian and they ask what else am I mixed with? This society is so messed up with race because of

total23 July 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Here Are Her Paternal Grandparents

total23 July 29, 2010 at 12:28 pm
ethnic July 30, 2010 at 10:18 am

nice work Total23!

italysdivine101 June 18, 2010 at 3:52 pm

dame you guys be writing an essay!!!!!!!!!!! lol

fuzzybear June 18, 2010 at 6:24 pm

To italysdivine101

Yeah we get carried away sometimes

Kirra June 2, 2010 at 12:01 am

“I am Italian and African American but in this society, if you even have an ounce of Black in you, you’re considered Black, I embrace it.” -Alicia Keys

That Multiracial Girl March 30, 2011 at 7:37 pm

That is Alicia’s right to say such, HOWEVER over 9 million people identify as two or more races according to the 2010 census. Therefore WE are part of society as well. Society doesn’t define us, we define ourselves, just like we decide what color socks we wear each day, and the food we eat. If society isn’t paying my bills and keeping me fed then it cannot force me to identify as one race.

Also where is your link to this quote. Please cite your sources. If there were a class you would be in trouble for plagarism.

American87 September 8, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Thank you for saying this!

M.L. October 5, 2011 at 5:55 am

I think there are some good points made here. I find the attempts in some quarters to ‘force’ people of mixed race to identify exclusively as ‘black’ to be ultimately unhealthy. This sort of ‘one-drop rule’ way of thinking only serves to reinforce the divisive ‘color line’ where otherwise mixed race persons would help to at long last blur it. We can’t read people’s minds, and to tell someone something like “I don’t care what YOU say, I think you’re saying you’re ‘bi-racial’ to deny your blackness, therefore, I will not accept you unless you deny your non-blackness” is obnoxious and oppressive.

It also is inherently white supremacist in my opinion, since by this way of thinking, a white woman can give birth to a black child but a black woman cannot give birth to a white child.

I think the recent, slowly growing acceptance of the reality of multi-racial people is a very positive development towards moving beyond the shallow, divisive, overly simplistic and unrealistic black/white/other view of race.

With respect to Alicia Keyes, she’s really beautiful obviously talented and all but she says some remarkably foolish things. While I can’t read her mind, I must say, I sometimes get the impression that she says these things to show her ‘allegiance’ to the black race, which she perhaps feels may be in question due to her Caucasian features and light complexion. It seems some mixed race people feel like they have to ‘pick a side’, and once they do so, regularly demonstrate their authenticity by making conspicuous dramatic displays of ‘their blackness’.

Laura May 15, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Rashida is cool! She looks caucasian,but I can see some African in her. Her dark complexion and her facial structure. She’s really pretty no matter what her race is.

Fuzzybear May 13, 2010 at 4:07 am

To Sonia

First,I have no problem with your mother or your white blood.Also those on this site will tell you,I would never tell you to deny your background.Now I didn’t say all bi-racial people did anything.Now I don’t know your situation,but as far as mistreatment well that’s a two way street,I’ve seen it as well as it’s been shown through history.
Now see this is what I don’t get,you said them calling themselves mixed is annoying sometimes,Why?Because what I see is,your upset because their trying to say their like you.I mean it shouldn’t mess with you at all,their not you so why should you care what they say?
Ok, you mention distant white ancestors.Let’s take me,both my great grand fathers were white,both my great grand mother were creoles.Both my grandmothers were half white.One grandfather was white and the other was a black latino.Now would I be see as mixed to you,not that I ever call myself that,but what would you say?
Now as far as Quincy Jones goes 2/3 black and 1/3 white,that is mixed,just not to your degree;I mean who makes the rules.Also what about the white mother?I think she had a little bit to contribute to the mix of the daughters.However I see Quincy as a black man,but that’s how I grew up,there was never just one color of black around me.
Now as far as La toya,skin color doesn’t really tell you how much white blood is or isn’t in a family(example) take Tom joyner who is 33% white,yet he is far lighter than Linda johnson rice who is 40% white

Fuzzybear May 13, 2010 at 4:10 am

Oh yeah I forgot I a little asian to

Sonia May 14, 2010 at 5:16 pm

“Now see this is what I don’t get,you said them calling themselves mixed is annoying sometimes,Why?Because what I see is,your upset because their trying to say their like you.I mean it shouldn’t mess with you at all,their not you so why should you care what they say?” Fuzzybear

Fuzzybear, I already explained that a white mom or dad or grandparent is different from distant white ancestors. And that half black half white people’s experiences are different from people’s with distant white ancestors. Based on your description of yourself, I’d call you mixed, Fuzzybear. The thing is, is that some black people with little white ancestry claim to be “mixed.” As if their limited white ancestry from their one white great grandmother (out of 8 total great grandparents) and their dad’s *alleged* half-white lost grandpa are the same as and amount to my white mom (or your white grandparent, etc.). This is what is kind of annoying.

But you’re right-why let it bother me?

Again…as far as Quincy goes, he is as “mixed” as many black people in the US. As far as I know (and I looked all over to make sure) he has no white parent or grandparent. Judging by Latoya Jackson’s light (lighter than Quincy’s) skin, it’s fair to say that her and her brother Michael Jackson’s family has the same or similar racial mixture as Quincy’s (like Tom Joyner)…but nobody ever refers to darker-skinned Michael as “mixed” in everyday conversation. People are just picking and choosing based on perceived heritage rather than actual heritage.

So, you’re right – you can’t always tell a person’s heritage from skin color. Michael’s darker (original) skin color covered up the white blood in his family and threw people off, leading them to believe that he was somehow “100% black.” No black person (or his or her siblings) with skin as light as LaToya’s (Michael’s biological sibling), or Jo Jackson’s, or Quincy’s, or Tom Joyner’s, is 100% black with no measurable portion of white blood. Your own statistics reflect this.

Light skin doesn’t automatically mean a person must! have a white parent or grandparent (i.e. Quincy Jones, LaToya Jackson). Darker skin doesn’t automatically mean a person has no measurable white blood (i.e. Michael Jackson).

Bottom line: White parents and even grandparents are different from distant white ancestors from way back.

To have distant white ancestors from way back while being mostly black is to be black with distant white ancestors (like most of the entire US black population in varying degrees). Technically mixed but not “mixed” in the truest sense of the word.

To have a white parent and a black parent (more or less) is to be mixed in the truest sense of the word.

ps- I am also part Native American (a small percentage from my *black* dad’s side. And yes, he has some white blood too, like most black Americans, but he is black).

I’m done with obsessing and stressing over this topic. Peace out!

Fuzzybear May 15, 2010 at 12:22 am

To Sonia

LOOOOL,alright babygirl I’ll get off your back,I’m a pest and I know it;We all good?

total23 May 18, 2010 at 3:44 pm

But Great Grandparents Are Not Distant. Your Grandparents Will Be Your Child’s (If You Have Any) Great Grandparents And I Don’t See How Its Distant. Specially When Their Is Eight Of Them. You Can Say Great Great Grandparent (Who Share 6.25% And There Is 16 Of Them) Or Great Great Great Grandparent (3.125% And There Is 32 Of Them) Is Distant Because, Not Because Of The Amount Of Genes You Share (If Your Gonna Say That Then Basically You Don’t Like Your Cousins; 1st Cousin 2nd Cousin And I Guess 3rd Cousin).

Maybe Someone Says They Have This And That Because They Have Met Their Ancestor Who Help Them Embrace That Ethnicity.

I Don’t Want Too Get You Upset And This Is Not Ment Too Bother You. I Just Wanted To Share My Opinion. Pls Don’t Get Offended!

Sonia May 10, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Ok, Shay.

I am mixed. My mom is white and my dad is black. I obviously do know what mixed is. Having distant white ancestors while being mostly black is a lot different from having a white parent and a black parent. Implying that distant white ancestors are the exact same thing as a white mom or dad or even grandparent is ignorant and takes away from the experiences that people like me, with parents of two races, have. Quincy has some mixed blood, but he is not “a mixed person” in the exact same sense that I am. He has no white parent and is predominantly black. What is left of my own valid identity if everyone and their mom calls themselves “mixed” because they are insecure with themselves and feel the need to jump on the “I’m mixed” bandwagon? I definitely agree that people with any degree of mixed blood can acknowledge and embrace it (why shouldn’t they?), but do it without watering down and stealing my identity.

Half and half people have the right to identify themselves as mixed without others with very different racial histories clamoring for the exact same identity. Maybe the issue would be solved if half and half people were allowed (like we really need permission) our own unique word, regardless of who’s offended by it.

Coincidentaly, I myself am “white looking” like Rashida and her sister (who also looks fairly white, imo), only I have paler skin, as white as my white mom’s. My dad is much darker than Quincy Jones (about as dark as Michael Jackson originally was, in fact). This is why the topic of Rashida’s family history is so intriguing to me.

Like Kirra pointed out, Adrian, I never said “Africans” are mixed. I said most black people in America have mixed blood (because it’s the truth).

Quincy Jones is black. He has some white blood, like most black people in America, but he is black. To act like he’s somehow mostly Welsh or has some mysterious, un-named “white grandma” (like the original commenter said) because his daughters came out white looking is kind of suspicious. Quincy is no different from many other black people in the US – only when he has “white” looking kids is when people try to play up his Welsh/white heritage.

Muhammed Ali is part Irish (his great grandfather, Abe Grady, was directly from Ireland), so is he largely white now? I guess if he had white looking kids, people would be insisting and demanding that he is “mixed” instead of black. Until then he’s black to most people.

What I’m saying is, people only label people according to what is most convenient. When Quincy has white looking kids, it’s “because of his white blood.” He becomes a so-called “mulatto” all of a sudden. But when darker skinned Michael Jackson (who also had white blood and even had a fairly light skinned sister-Latoya) has white looking kids, people freak out and say there is no possible way they can be his kids because “he is black.” Michael had mixed blood. And Quincy has mixed blood. What’s the difference?

If Michael Jackson had been born with skin as light as his sister LaToya’s, more people would be accepting of the fact that his kids are his biological kids.

Hellokitty – Quincy’s heritage info above was changed after I commented about it. It used to list Welsh first, then African American.

Adriana May 10, 2010 at 7:32 pm

I understand where you are coming from. I believe that someone up to 1/8 something should be considered mixed. Each 1/8 would be your parents grandparents and 1/8 is a fair amount.

Though there is one thing I do not agree on. Why does it matter if african american comes first or last? I don’t get why it matters? I find it a bit racist. All races and ethnicities are equal, so it doesn’t matter in which order they are named. And maybe they didn’t put african american first, because she doesn’t look like one. That is possible. I mean it’s been said so many times on here, people categorize you by how you look like.

Them not putting african american first doesn’t mean that they think of african american as any less than the other races. And it shouldn’t matter in which order her ethnicities/races are mentioned.

Sonia May 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Welsh used to be listed first for Quincy’s heritage info above, as if to imply that Quincy has more Welsh/white blood than black (he doesn’t).

Sonia May 12, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I meant black people with very distant white ancestors should reevaulate calling themselves “mixed” because having very distant white ancestors while being (mostly) black is a lot different from having a black (or mostly black) parent and a white parent. Maybe you misinterepeted my comments as “gee, half black half white people sure are special, and we should have our own special name… because we’re special.”

For your first question: I’d have a “problem” being labeled white, white and only white. Should I be ok with being labeled black, black, and only black, that’s it, period, end of story, how DARE you mention your white mom, you’re supposed to deny that, what’s wrong with you, you must be !AAASSHHAAAMEDDD! of your black blood because you mentioned your white blood? Should I “betray” either parent? Would you? Do you have a problem with me acknowledging my white mom and my white blood?

My ancestry is what it is. It speaks for itself. Period.

It needs to be mentioned how a lot of black people (in the US) use the “all black people are mixed, you are no different” excuse for trying to shame half black half white people into denying their white parent/blood. They try to pressure half and half people into falsely believing that there is no point in acknowledging our white blood because, after all, “we’re all mixed.” It looks like you may be trying to do this. And it should also be acknowledged how poorly some black people treat “biracials,” and how all “biracials” don’t mistreat black people as you imply.

For your other questions: I’m not going to explain again how having very distant white ancestors while being (mostly) black is different from having one white parent and one black parent.

Black people calling themselves “mixed” as if they have a white parent (or any non-black parent) or something doesn’t hurt me – it’s just a little annoying sometimes.

There should be some basic acknowledgment that distant white ancestors don’t make a person mixed in the same sense as a white mom or dad does. This is why I consider people like me with parents of two (or more) races “mixed,” while I don’t consider black people like my dad, or Michael Jackson, or Quincy Jones, or the entire black US population “mixed” in the truer sense of the way the word is used.

And this is why I found it suspicious that all of a sudden Quincy Jones is “mixed” just because his kids turned out white looking, even though he otherwise would be considered black. Why is only Quincy considered mixed when Michael Jackson’s sister LaToya is lighter than Quincy (which shows the amount of white blood in that family)? Most people just pick and choose the label that is most convenient.

Sheik November 9, 2010 at 11:14 am

*Sorry I know this is late , but i felt the need to comment after coming across this site*
In the truest sense of the word, I believe everyone who is not 100% African is mixed, but how mixed seems to be debated. I can’t understand why it is important for people to identify themselves with race.
Who cares?
Who are you telling this to?
Why are they asking?
Seems to me race is a way to put yourself in a box or in a special sector. Are you going to treat me different because you now know my race? If not then who cares , and if you are then your a racist. Unless you’re teaching your family about their family history (which I think is important) there’s no reason to talk about it other than self knowledge.
I could be wrong but I always understood “black” to be a mixture of races but predominately African. If this is the case then all the Halle Berry’s, Barack Obama’s and Sonia’s of the world are Black.

My reasoning explained: Since all life began in Africa, that would make every single being living, some percentage African. So if you have just one black parent that’s enough to make you black. Considering that majority rules and any percentage over 50 is more than half.

“It needs to be mentioned how a lot of black people (in the US) use the “all black people are mixed, you are no different” excuse for trying to shame half black half white people into denying their white parent/blood. They try to pressure half and half people into falsely believing that there is no point in acknowledging our white blood because, after all, “we’re all mixed.” It looks like you may be trying to do this. And it should also be acknowledged how poorly some black people treat “biracials,” and how all “biracials” don’t mistreat black people as you imply.”

I don’t think this is a way to shame you into denying anything but more so fact. I think anyone who is 50% or more black stating I am not such is a form of self hatred. I find it sad people want to distance themselves from “black” as much as possible. This how you get the darker blacks discriminating against lighter blacks and vice versa, this is what further categorization does , it forces us to separate ourselves which continues the discrimination to no end. So its not just you sonia, who experience mistreatment from blacks or whites its pretty much everyone, and sometime most often by other blacks and even themselves.

At the end of the day what does it matter what race someone is. If you’re prepared to treat everyone equally, then just sit back and admire the all the different shades of beauty God has graced us with , without trying to put it into a box.

Also, wanted to mention to Sonia, how light you are has no direct correlation to how much white is in your family. If that were the case then a light child would have at least one lighter parent.

Fuzzybear May 10, 2010 at 9:34 pm

To Sonia

Ok,you say you should be able to be called yourself your own unique name,would or do you have a problem being ID as African American?Now I see this is a continual problem that has plagued the black community for generations.You have Bi-racial and creoles trying their best to keep from being called black.They came up with all kinds of things like calling themselves (gens de couleur libres) to the paperbag test.Bi-racial people being as cruel as any white person just to keep from being seen as black.Now don’t get me wrong,there are a lot of stereotypes attach to black people,that most would want to distant themselves from being called black,and I understand that;although most of those same stereotypes could be attach to every other culture as well.Now from my own observation,at least from this site I’ve seen that the ones with whom the white parent is the mother;tend to have the most problem being called black or African American.Now again from my own observation,I think you guys believe you would be betraying your white parent if you call yourself black;am I close?

One other thing,How are people stealing your identity?They say their mixed how is that hurting you?Also you say their not mixed like you,what if their 60% black with 20% this 20% that,but look black are they not mixed?I asking this because who has the right to say what someone is

Anonymous April 13, 2010 at 11:42 am

Wrong wrong wrong…quincy jones is african american as a dna in 2006 proved on pbs!

Tsk Tsk Tsk July 2, 2010 at 6:20 pm

You Funked up going by information you saw on T.V. when the Whole purpose of the Media is to Deceive the Mass Public. Do your own Research instead of going by what you saw on TV instead what you Researched on.

Kirra aka Shakirra March 29, 2010 at 2:43 pm

And oh yea, 1 more thing to Adrian, you also talked about us calling each other “black”, what’s it to you? Caucasians call each other “white” all the time, but unless ya’ll roll around and cover yourselves in flour and powder lmao, you need to get it straight. So you really need to shut up and keep those stupid ass ignorant comments to yourself.

Kirra March 29, 2010 at 10:23 am

This goes to Adrian. First off, Sonia didn’t say “africans” are mixed, she said black ppl in America are of mixed descent. Which we are since we are offsprings of white slave masters and slaves that came to america, so most black ppl have white in their family history therefore we have mixed ancestry. That’s wat she meant, u idiot, and we are not africans, we are african AMERICAN there is actually a difference, or I jus like to say I’m American because this is where I’m from and I love my heritage. So u get real and get some knowledge while you’re at it, ass hole.

jameel March 23, 2010 at 10:39 am

I am worried when people get so happy that someone is “exotic” because they are biracial or mixed race. Almost all African descendant people in the Americans are mixed race but our political identity ranges from wanting to be “mixed” to not caring what tone of skin we have and identifying solely as Black or African American/Afro-Latino/Afro-Canadian etc. I hate when people look at me and say wow you are beautiful or exotic, where are you from? When I say I am from the US they say oh..I thought you were Latino or CAribbean. Then they insult black women from the US by saying I have never met a beautiful black woman from here. Soooo ignorant! It makes me embarrassed for them and sad for all the pretty little black girls from my old neighborhood who are beautiful and exotic in their own way. Just because someone is mixed doesnt mean they are somehow more beautiful.

Mixed Girl Who REALLy IS MIXED--Not Just BLACK! September 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Interesting perspective. Of course, for me though, I ALWAYS hear such compliments because unlike some African Americans, I am mixed and not multigenerationally–I have a white father and a mixed black mother–and many of my family members appear mixed as well–since they are mixed also–It’s typical in the Caribbean and in Latin America–and I am from the Latin/Caribbean, just as my family–In fact, I’m an immigrant from Central America–so I suppose you can see why I would get such comments and questions.

For me, though, it doesn’t insult or offend me–I take it as a compliment. Maybe it’s cause I know that I am MIXED and it shows…and I don’t mind telling others that I am…I’m a Mixed Latina to be exact—so in the USA I am classified as HISPANIC.

I’m so thankful that I am not burdened with some of the things AAs have to go through. BTW, I heard that not ALL African Americans are multigenerationally mixed–It is probably true that there are a great many who are, but it would be incorrect to say that ALL of them are—Not all of their ancestors were raped by whites and not all whites owned plantations or slaves.

…Growing up, I do recall seeing black families who kept multiplying with other blacks, so they apparently kept their ‘blood pure’ so to speak—so to say that ALL AFRICAN AMERICANS are mixed or that most of them are or even 90% are mixed, would be inaccurate.

ethnic February 25, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Profile edited.

Carrie February 25, 2010 at 12:59 am

Just wondering why the post for kidada lists African first under heritage, yet her sister’s post lists Jewish-Russian and Jewish Irish first? They are sisters with both parents in common, I believe. Is the difference in the post due to the fact that kidada looks more African American than her sister?

scoot February 18, 2010 at 3:59 am

some of you people are idiots. Your race is not based on skin tone. If that was the case albinos would be white. Quincey Jones is Black his ex wife is white, his kids are biracial period. If you look at Rashidas sister she looks like she is full black but they have the same parents. You people need to get a clue. As a person of “mixed race” it makes me sick to read such ignorance. “ooooo they black cux they dark, they white cuz the pale..” Get a clue!

jae February 4, 2010 at 3:33 pm

wow. seems like everyone is either jewish, russian, puerto rican, or irish. not too many mexicans, huh? well, c there is george and mario lopez, and eva longoria, and jessica alba oh wait she doesn’t want to be mexican. not much, come on people get hungry!!!! everyone else in the world goes for it what are you “vatos” waiting for! shees!

Anonymous February 3, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Kenwood yes that looks about right. If Quincy Jones was full black his daughters would not look the way they do. Quincy is mixed.

ethnic January 24, 2010 at 8:51 pm

interesting Kenwwod, thanks for that.

Kenwood January 24, 2010 at 9:12 am

Quincy Jones was on African American lives. Genetically, he is 66%African and 34% European. That would make Rashida Jones ~ 1/3 African.

Jimenez November 21, 2011 at 8:58 am

It may seem so, but actually genetic inheritance is not like that. It’s not like bloodlines, but it can be inherited in a random way, and not in equal parts. From your parent’s you inherit 50% of your autosomal DNA from each parent. BUT, Each parent has 100% DNA – of course – but you only get half of that. The DNA you inherit is actually a combination of your grandparents chromosomes. You inherit entire chromosomes, not small parts. When you inherit a chromosome from one single grandparent, it is only from that grandparent, and it has a much smaller part from the other grandparent due to a phenomenon called “crossover”. It’s random which chromosome you inherit from which grandparent, and it’s not split equally among the chromosomes, and all the chromosomes are not the same size anyway.

Because of this, you can easily inherit much more DNA from one grandparent than another grandparent.

So, you cannot say that she is exactly half of her dads percentage, because that depends on whether the chromosomes he inherited from his parents have the African DNA distributed evenly, which is far from certain. He could have inherited chromosomes which are more “African” from one parent, and chromosomes which are less “African” from the other parent (for example). So, she could, by chance, have inherited those which are the least African of his chromosomes -and so she could be less than 33%, but the reverse could also be the case, she could be more than 33%.

hellokitty January 21, 2010 at 4:23 pm

If you people only knew. I have a friend who is Mexican and Black (both are brown races) and she is as fair skinned as the fairest white person. She is lighter than Rashida Jones. No, neither of her parents is mixed or look the part. I also have “mixed looking” friends (as u call them). they are light skinned but come from dark skinned black ppl. Black people are more diverse than white ppl choose to believe. If we come in lighter shades, we are mixed lmao. my father is light skinned with nearly straight hair and is “mixed looking” (smh) but both of his parents are black and so are his grandparents. So Quincy Jones could easily be black even though he is “mixed looking” and it even states up there that he is mostly west african with SOME welsh heritage.

2010 January 17, 2010 at 10:02 pm

who the fak cares!? Shes hot a great actress, shes not white and shes not black.And you know wat else is weird , CHICO

BBG January 17, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Wow I just saw her in a movie and I didn’t even know she was black until they rolled the credits and I realized it was quincy Jones’ daughter. I thought she was hispanic. That’s crazy. I think the fact that she looks predominently white could be because of whatever mixed heritage quincy has. Usually half black half white comes out looking more black or looking like more of an even mixture. Rashida looks like someone who has one white parent and one biracial parent, like someone who is only a quarter black.Then again this predominance of white traits could definately happen if one parent is only of african descent (black).

adrian January 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm

To sonia. Most africans are mixed? Get real. And why do africans call each other black? Why call each other by a color? At least get it right. Brown, dark brown,caramel, choose one. Unless you guys cover yourselves with tar get it straight.

chico January 8, 2010 at 3:46 am

oh, and sonia you make a lot of sense. i bet his original birth certificate says negro on it as mine does. i know times have changed, but when did people get a chance to pick a race from a list. i think that i’m behind the times for sure.

chico January 8, 2010 at 3:41 am

people these days always trying to include something. if your black just say it. did tiger woods start that or was it someone else, but whom ever started it, i wish that they hadn’t. i wish all of these people would have been born in the south before 1950’s; they would know then.

ihatemostpeople May 28, 2014 at 3:17 am

You’re an idiot. People include other races because they’re actually mixed with them. Just because someone is mixed and they look more black doesn’t mean they shouldn’t state their other race(s) that they’re mixed with. That’s stupid as hell. People should embrace their heritage, not be ashamed and just claim one race to make people feel better.

shay January 8, 2010 at 12:08 am

sonia, you obviously have no idea what mixed is. it is not just half and half. Quincy Jones is very mixed looking. You have to take in more than just skin color. Apparently you didn’t look at bone structure in the face, hair texture and yes, the caramel skin color helps you know that he is mixed. I don’t know if you are mixed, but people who are have the right to claim/accept whatever they want to of their race(s). Being mixed is both or all of your immediate races, at least going back to great grandparents.

midori29 June 19, 2014 at 8:25 am

I dont think Quincy Jones is mixed looking at all. He can be 100% black African. And 100% black Africans can have caramel skin. Black Africans range in skin tone from black licorice to cafe au lait very light

im kira December 20, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Who cares lol?:)She’s hilarious on Parks and Recreation!

Sonia September 13, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Her dad is as “mixed” as most black people in the US. Quincy Jones is only listed as “mixed” because Rashida looks “white” (like Micheal Jackson’s kids), and so people apparently have to come up with some way to try to explain away her whiteness. Quincy Jones is black. Mixed is half one race and half another, more or less. He is not half white. Just accept it, people. Half black people can look white.

Get a clue I got one...want it? December 1, 2008 at 4:44 pm

Her dad is mixed. Black but mixed. I think his grandma is white.

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