Tyra Banks

by ethnic on September 10, 2008

Birth Name: Tyra Lynne Banks

Place of Birth: Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 4, 1973

Ethnicity: African-American

Tyra Banks is an American model, television personality, producer, businessperson, actress, author, and singer. Her parents, Caroline (London) and Donald Banks, are both African-American.

A picture of Tyra with her parents can be seen here.

Tyra has a son with her former partner, Norwegian photographer Erik Asla.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show America’s Next Top Model (2014) stated that Tyra’s genetic ancestry is:

*79% African
*14% British
*6% Native American

One of Tyra’s great-great-grandfathers was named Walter Taylor.

Tyra’s maternal grandmother was named Florine.

Sources: Genealogical information on Tyra Banks – https://blogs.ancestry.com

kathclick/bigstock.com

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Multiethnicchick October 14, 2017 at 6:47 pm

Take away the weave/wig and nose job and she’d look for like what her dna test describes

neiltennant October 15, 2017 at 4:28 am

NO I Wouldn’t totally agree with you
she has green eyes

no original african has natural green, blue or hazel eyes

even the ethiopian or eritrean people who have strong admixture with Italians and arabs don’t have those eye colors

bablah May 21, 2017 at 11:52 am

According to the book Tyra Banks: From Supermodel to Role Model her maternal grandmother was Florine London when she was 50 years old.
This might be her:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGGL-45F

Some info from ancestry:
https://blogs.ancestry.com/cm/tyra-banks-discovers-inspiring-stories-in-her-familys-past/

bablah May 21, 2017 at 11:54 am

>Florine London when she was 50 years old
*Florine London who died when she was 50 years old

neiltennant May 4, 2017 at 8:32 am

of course officially she is only african american

but i met a lot of AA people who told me sad stories that white people had affairs with their ancestors or that white slave owners raped black women

fuzzybear44 May 4, 2017 at 1:55 pm

@neiltennant

Quote(of course officially she is only african American)

Look I keep saying this , African American is just our combined cultural identity our political title , our Ethnicity(history, traditions, foods etc.) or our in the U.S. It is not out bloodlines, since AA’s are not the same genetically. We have different European bloodlines, native American(if they have it), East Asian or Middle Eastern(if they have it). Even our African Bloodlines are not the same. It’s just like saying your Latin American, meaning you could have all types of bloodlines running through your family.

Quote(but i met a lot of AA people who told me sad stories that white people had affairs with their ancestors or that white slave owners raped black women)

You didn’t know about any of this? Black women would tell you all the time, how the girls had to walk home in groups , carrying switchblades and little 22’s pistols to protect themselves from the white men , who made it a habit of trying to raped them. My mother told me how guilty she felted when she was young, and how one day she had to go home early, and her friend was left to walk home late by herself. She was dragged into an alley, where she was raped. My mom said her friend just begged them not to kill her. Back in the day, white men would walk into black people houses, to try and do things. And that was after slavery was over

phaedra March 22, 2016 at 10:53 pm

Her white side gives her that exotica mocha colored look and hazel eyes. So beautiful.

neiltennant May 4, 2017 at 8:31 am

actually she has green eyes forrest green

crunty February 27, 2016 at 7:04 am

Some europeans have definitely pished in her genetic bucket.

fuzzybear44 February 27, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Yes, but from that percentage, it’s not a recent contribution

neiltennant October 15, 2017 at 4:30 am

a lot of africans as slaves had affairs and love relationships with white slave owners

nobody could ever stop that

that is natural

And of course some of them were raped

fuzzybear44 January 9, 2018 at 2:47 pm

@neiltennant

Quote(And of course some of them were raped)

No most were rape, not just some. Why do you think Black Americans don’t jump for joy about their white bloodlines. Now yes there were a good number of relationships based on love or some kind of arrangement, but lets not get things twisted, White men took full advantage of their human property(raping men ,women and even children).

savanna December 9, 2015 at 5:57 am

The article also said: “It’s actually quite rare to have such a high percentage of Native American blood — only 1 percent of test takers have more than 5 percent in their DNA..”

savanna December 8, 2015 at 6:52 pm

She is the daughter of Caroline London and Donald Banks.

“On a recent episode of America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks turned her reality show into a DNA laboratory… So, she submitted a saliva sample with the AncestryDNA test, and the experts at Ancestry looked at more than 700,000 locations on her DNA map to reveal that the 5’10” California beauty is:
-79 percent African
-14 percent British
-6 percent Native American”

http://blogs.ancestry.com/cm/2014/12/29/tyra-banks-gets-surprising-dna-results-on-americas-next-top-model/

xoxo October 21, 2015 at 5:25 am

A lot of mixed people only claim black, so her parents could be mixed but only as identify as “black”. I don’t think she looks 100% black, she probably has a significant amount of white in her.

midori29 October 21, 2015 at 11:23 am

I wouldnt say a significant amount, thats sounds like too much. I am unsure what 100 percent black looks like to you but it can look like Tyra Banks. There are 100 percent black nigerians with her look.

flo January 3, 2017 at 12:17 am
midori29 September 29, 2015 at 10:16 am

Intersting that Tyra Banks ,mother, brother, and father are all dark skinned with brown eyes link:
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/photos/tyra-banks-years-8490526

fuzzybear44 September 29, 2015 at 12:06 pm

@midori

Well that does happen, skin color does vary in families here, as I ‘m sure it does with your people.however who knows.

neiltennant July 14, 2015 at 12:56 pm

only AFRICAN AMERICAN ? RIDICULOUS

i saw fotos of her from her time before breakthrough and she looked even then without plastic surgery mixed

and be honest some cannot find americans from those ares from which the african americans were brought from as slaves like her

please be honest don’t take it like it would be normal that some can find green or blue eyed africans in ghana or sierra leone

Zatm81 August 18, 2015 at 9:53 pm

Only African American? Really bro? African American is an ethnicity not a race… African Americans are called this because they get the majority of their ancestral roots from Africa. You know where Tyra Banks gets the majority of her ancestral roots from? Ding ding!!! You guessed it…Africa. Now it doesn’t mean she’s full blooded Black African but, most African Americans aren’t.

neiltennant August 19, 2015 at 3:02 am

i love those stupid comments

you are not my bro but i will explain it to you. I know that american education system has its fails and mistakes but i will try however

The african americans were brought unfortunately as slaves from some african countries. Those african countries were countries were 100 percent of the people were really dark+ dark brown eyed and black haired. Those areas had been untouched areas to this point. No european admixture.

No blue or green eyes and no paler skin
But please don’t come me with 0,00000000000001% genetic anomaly for example albinos or 0,000000000000000000001% anomaly that a black from this area could have green eyes

but look at Tyra she has green eyes and even as a child before nose job some european features

There is no chance that she is only african american

midori29 September 17, 2015 at 10:21 am

@nieltenant what a sick twisted comment thats also racist. People black people in Africa can have different eye colors wow, what a crazy thing to say. Black Africans were the 1st human people on earth.

Ethereal October 11, 2015 at 6:54 pm

@midori….White wannabe clown. Sorry, subsaharan Africans are virtually made up of dark-skinned folks with exceptionally dark eyes. Unless if you want to count Ethiopians, who may have lighter skin…..

Yes, black Africans were the first humans — glad you know that part. When some of them moved out from Africa 200K years ago, they evolved fair skin and their eye color mutated. Which makes sense because Western Asia and Europe are cooler. Why would someone naturally have coloured eyes and fair skin in a hot place like Africa? Please, educate yourself.

You’re the self-hating person with a Hitler complex, who wants to whitewash pure Africans with Caucasoid features –green eyes, blue……. NOW THAT IS RACIST….Shame on you…..

midori29 February 23, 2016 at 8:22 am

@Etereal have you READ Tyra Banks DNA test? She is 79% black subsharan African. Are you black?, have you traveled to Africa? Stop being so racist, please. Subsaharan Africans can get as light as cafe au lait light light caramel and as dark as black licorice, then every shade in between. They can have red, black and brown hair and dirty blonde even. Subsaharan Africans can have blue, green, and grey eyes too. In this day and age of the internet there is NO excuse for racial ignorance. Also, wavy, curly, near straight hairI hate when non-black people try to state what black is, go somewhere else with your nonsense,. South Africans get light skinned too.

check the link : http://kwekudee-tripdownmemorylane.blogspot.com/2013/02/blacks-with-blue-eyes-natural.html

fuzzybear44 February 23, 2016 at 9:22 pm

@midori29

Here’s another little baby born with blue eyes from Uganda:
http://www.chichinwaafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/4-5.png
The story goes, that the mother took the child to the doctor, because she didn’t know why the baby was born with blue eyes. She thought the child was sick, but was told the baby was fine
They seem to be popping up more and more lately. However IMO they were always popping up , we just didn’t have the internet to see them

M July 2, 2015 at 1:01 pm

I thought she was biracial.

neiltennant July 14, 2015 at 12:57 pm

of course she is

Zatm81 July 15, 2015 at 2:08 pm

She’s not biracial. Unless she has a White parent and Black parent, she ain’t biracial. But y’all could keep dreaming though.

Sapphire101 September 6, 2015 at 3:31 pm

she can’t be fully black because she has hazel eyes so she must have some European in her trust me, the majority of black Americans aren’t fully black because there was a time called slavery and there were many rapes made in that time period. Plus pure black people don’t have hazel eyes they have dark brown eyes. you don’t need to have a white parent to be biracial that’s just dumb to think that.

midori29 September 17, 2015 at 10:22 am

@M you thought Wrong

thomas1987 December 12, 2014 at 10:28 am

She had a DNA test done
she’s mixed race
i think 15% British and 5%native American
and 80% black
I’m not sure if that is accurate
i can’t remember the numbers
but i remember she was tri racial

midori29 December 12, 2014 at 5:31 pm

@thomas1987 ALL BLACK PEOPLE ARE MIXED. She is still overwhelmingly African

midori29 December 12, 2014 at 5:40 pm

@thomas1987 if you consider that mixed race then ALL black people are not black, they are mixed then. Because millions of blacks in the Carribean and Americas have these same DNA percentages. White and Indian Dna from slavery.

arjanguelsk December 29, 2014 at 7:24 am

Then midori I think that you answer your self…. Yes midori it dosen’t care you’re afrocentric mind… America is a mixed continent…. With diversity, and that’s cool… And the many of people aren’t full black or full Caucasian…. They are mixed… I think that if you want to feel proud about you’re roots, feel proud of all you’re roots then not just one…. If you don’t you are hypocrite… You are full black or mixed or yellow or Caucasian. You can be dark skinned and mixed, but you are mixed after all…, and you have to feel proud of all you’re roots not just one.

arjanguelsk December 29, 2014 at 7:28 am

Cuz if you are dark skin and mixed and you claim just de black part you are denying all the mixed thing on you, then you are a self hater too. If you love you’re self you have to be proud of all.

midori29 December 29, 2014 at 10:52 am

@arjanguelsk , if you are in majority one race, then you are that race in my opinion. Why mention the 50 other things you were mixed with 200 years ago. I dont think its denying, its being socially sensible. Its not like Asians or whites will say she or he is one of us because he is 15 percent Japanese or 10 percent Irish.

arjanguelsk December 29, 2014 at 6:15 pm

i respect your opinion, but i can’t agree with you… I think that if you are multirracial or biracial you have to feel proud of all.. For me is more loyal and socially sensible, becouse you are loving all the thinks inside of you, what makes you who you are.

midori29 March 3, 2015 at 10:16 am

@arjanguelsk, racism against blacks is dominant in society, and those other races that a majority black person is mixed with, will surely NOT CARE abut your 10% Asian, they will label you BLACK. I do not say deny it, but MOST of the world is mixed. I do not consider Tyra Banks mixed race, she is an African American with two black parents.

midori29 March 3, 2015 at 10:20 am

15% white is NOT much at all

Zatm81 July 15, 2015 at 2:11 pm

I find it funny that an African American who is 80% Sub-Suaharan has to identify as mixed when the other White celebrities on this site with Native blood don’t have to lol.

midori29 September 17, 2015 at 10:27 am

Most African Americans and black Carribeans fall into the 80% black subsaharan pile due to slavery. We are blacks.
But pretty and rich black women cannot just be black they have to be mixed which shows you just how jealous and insecure the world is.

midori29 September 17, 2015 at 10:24 am

80% black and 20% other is not considered mixed to me. She is in majority black like every other black person, whom no one is 100% anything or African.

wolfcat87 December 12, 2014 at 8:03 am

And that one person with the original mutation lived in the Black Sea area. A european/ caucasian region. No person with blue eyes is 100% black unless they have it as a result of a disease. Even african albinos are part dutch because that mutation was brought to africa by a caucasian man with the mutation. I don’t know why anyone is in denial when the scientific facts are all there. lol.

http://www.occupycorporatism.com/blue-eyes-originated-10000-years-ago-in-the-black-sea-region/

wolfcat87 December 12, 2014 at 7:58 am

African Americans are part white. It’s that simple. There is only one blue eyed mutations in humans. It came from a single human. My mother is blacker than Tyra and still 15% white. My nana is slightly paler than me and 20% white, but has blacker features than Tyra. I’m 55% white. I’ve known people who were 50/50 and darker than Tyra. She’s definitely got mixed heritage. I’d love to see a test of her done by 23and Me. lol. Her features are far from the african american norm. She must have a decent amount of white in her. No one is saying she’s more or less pretty for being part white. She simply is.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080130170343.htm

midori29 December 12, 2014 at 5:33 pm

@wolfcat I dont know where you get your data in blacks not being able to have blue and greene eyes But is FALSE. Just because non black scientists have researched and said no that does not mean its accurate. All people even whites originated in Africa .

midori29 December 12, 2014 at 5:37 pm

@wolfcat The percentage and degrees of admixture in someone has very little to do with their skin tone. Whether light or dark skin tone has been proven to be the least accurate determination of admixture percentages. Obviously you have said you are 50 /50 mixed and you are taking a non black perspective on admixture as if youre clueless. Maybe you did not grow up around many black people.

midori29 March 3, 2015 at 10:17 am

@wolfcat87, African Americans are very very little white, the average 15% which is NOT high at all.

midori29 March 3, 2015 at 10:19 am

@wolfcat87, the percentage of WHITE in African Americans only averages 15% THAT IS VERY VERY LITTLE.

midori29 September 17, 2015 at 10:31 am

@Wolfcat87 you are confused as to how diverse African black features are. Google north west subsaharan African there is a massive variation of black features. Often many biracials have no clue as thier black parent neglects to teach them about Africa. Or they dont want to face that even though they are biracial that they still look black.

Multiethnicchick October 14, 2017 at 6:50 pm

Biracial people never look black. Americans just have no idea what a full black person looks like and the biracials pretending to be monoracial black have confused people.

fuzzybear44 October 14, 2017 at 11:45 pm

Quote(Biracial people never look black. )

Actually many do

Quote( Americans just have no idea what a full black person looks like )

No I just think you have your own idea about what a black person should or could look like, and you refuse to accept other peoples opinion

midori29 December 4, 2014 at 10:19 am

@White 18 here is a link with 100 percent blacks with blue eyes naturally
http://kwekudee-tripdownmemorylane.blogspot.com/2013/02/blacks-with-blue-eyes-natural.html?m=1

longhaired thick lightskinned gyal December 3, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Wow at all these stupid racist white trash losers trying to insinuate that she’s only beautiful because of her white blood. Fuck that and you, mayonnaise-eating bitches.

Sisily October 12, 2014 at 8:43 pm

On the latest episode of ANTM she got her DNA tested and the results were:

79% African
14% British Isles
6% Native American
1%-unknown I guess, they didn’t say.

midori29 December 4, 2014 at 9:58 am

That sounds correct. Im glad to show these racists that not all lightskinned and light eyed blacks are half white.

Stefania7 October 2, 2014 at 3:29 pm

@White18 Tyra Banks doesn’t have colored contact there is even a picture of her as a baby with grey eyes, as you get older your eyes do get darker it all depends and why are everyone is having this big disagreement if she is black or not or mix or whatever that she is. Only DNA can defend what you really are. Nowadays we are all a mix and so many women (all different kind of women or race) always change their hair colors, do plastic surgery etc…. lists goes on. What does it even matters to any of you, most of you act as if you are going to win an award on who is RIGHT when many of you sound like cry babies, shut up and go on with your own life. None of these famous people don’t care of what you say and think about them because they rich and famous. Seriously people they really don’t. smh lol

White18 September 25, 2014 at 1:46 am

You’re an idiot. If blacks have colored eyes it has been proven they had a white relative way back when and they got the recessive gene. Cute how you people think blacks are 100% black even if they pop out with green eyes or so. And I’m not sure if Tyra is a “proud black” when she dyes her hair blonde or wears colored contacts. You may say that has nothing to do with anything, but if she was so proud why would she be trying to look like a white girl?

midori29 December 4, 2014 at 10:00 am

@white keep drinking. Yes theyre are 100 percent blacks with green, blue, grey eyes and with blonde hair in Africa . I can post the links

Princess June 14, 2014 at 2:07 am

She is so obviously mixed.

midori29 May 10, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Tyra Banks is a black woman and she is a proud one, I like her. She could exaggerate like Beyoncé (annoying) and puff up all these different French and native American mixtures from generations ago, which is inflated but she does not. Real 100% black people in Africa can have light skin and green, blue or grey eyes. Black people are very diverse. You cannot look at a half black person and point to them as to hwat mixed looks like. I am a mixed dark skinned black girl but I just say black. I discovered when I grew up that I had other mixtures East Indian and Native American, Portuguese but my mother never told me anything. She said that she made us “black” as she was annoyed by the colorism and mixed talk in her family. But at the end of the day , we all call ourselves BLACKS because that is the majority of our bloodline.

Alice May 10, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Any African in Africa with blue, green or gray eyes has non-African ancestry. The reason being that the mutation for blue eyes is quite new and happened well after people left Africa. There is plenty of information on this topic if you want to research. Tyra obviously has European ancestry as well. It doesn’t mean she can’t identify as black of course.

ihatemostpeople May 11, 2014 at 8:49 pm

I agree with Alice. 100% Africans are dark skinned and have brown eyes. It is not possible to be light with colored eyes and not have white ancestry. It’s the truth.

Rockelle B January 22, 2014 at 10:16 am

Excuse me can u explain to me how I follow their “culture”? When ppl ask me what nationality I am I say what I am, exactly what I stated I am. But the issue is black ppl who tend to have a problem with mixed ppl that have some black in them. If u dont say ur black they get mad and tare u down, and if u do say ur black they say exactly what u just said. Its like nothing u say is good enough.

Rockelle B January 21, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Fuzzy’s great,great,great,great,great,great grandfather was a bear so because of that he is in fact not human, he is a childs toy.

Rockelle B January 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Well I happen to be African American, Indian and French. And all through out my life I have been not only questioned by my race but also scrutinized. And yes, I hate to say it but its true Black ppl do have serious issues with other blacks who are racially mixed. Its always “Oh, what are you?” And when u say what u truly are and not that they want to here its then this look as if u stole from them, then comes the hating criticism

Jj elm January 21, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Thats because their crabs hun, I’m sure u know the saying. But Tiger woods got out though, now their all pissed cus they cant pull him down in the barrel.

Janice January 21, 2014 at 8:49 pm

It’s no barrels that anyone wants anyone pulled in . EVERYRACE ! Not just blacks want to claim someone as their own . Even with Tyra , clearly she had said she is black , it says she is black and you still have people trying to say she is mixed because of her eyes and skin . People just want credit where it’s due . They fail to realize all the crap our ancestors went through with the whites and how many black women were rapped leaving Their kids later with different skin tones and face features .

Amby January 21, 2014 at 11:13 pm

That’s the thing, your not Black. Your Mixed so they look at you differently. Black and Mixed race are two different things. If you call yourself Black and follow their culture but then say your Mixed, they look at you as an imposter. Not to be mean.

AnonymousPerson January 16, 2014 at 4:10 am

It’s obvious that she’s mixed.

Janice January 21, 2014 at 8:59 pm

She is not , she looks BLACK . You guys forget the hell our ancestors went through in the past , just because her eyes are forest green doesn’t make her “mixed ” it’s so sad how ignorant and stereotypical you people can be . She is black , both her parents are black , she said she is black and it says she is black .

AW September 9, 2015 at 7:34 pm

She did a DNA test and it showed she had 14% British ancestry. Green eyes are most common among people with Celtic and Germanic ancestry (and the Brits have both Celtic and Germanic roots). Sure, light-coloured eyes do occur in Africans but that’s very rare. It’s more likely the green eyes came from her British ancestry.

Laura January 15, 2014 at 11:28 pm

Also looking “black” isn’t enough to be called “black” There are plenty of Latin people with a darker skin tone and a curly texture of hair, we dont call them African Americans.
If one of your parents are black and ther other happens to be a different Race by FACT you are Biracial. It doesnt matter which parent you just so happen to favor the most.

fuzzybear44 January 16, 2014 at 5:07 am

That’s because their taught to see themselves as Latin first.They have their own history and culture(which shapes their Identity).That’s why they don’t call themselves African American.It’s no different than an Italian not wanting to be called a Spaniard,even if they might have the same skin tone and hair

Laura January 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Ok again, what you look like does NOT determine your race. There are plenty of Hispanics that have Asian qualities, does that mean they’re Asian??? My goodness. If you are born in a SPANISH speaking country and your family is from a SPANISH speaking country than guess what??? I think you know the rest, and if not than I feel bad for you. My whole family is born in Brazil but my brother has Red hair and likes to drink. Does that mean he’s Irish??? lol

fuzzybear44 January 17, 2014 at 4:39 am

(what you look like does NOT determine your race)
Ok that’s fine

(There are plenty of Hispanics that have Asian qualities, does that mean they’re Asian???)

That’s completely possible,Asians aren’t strangers to latin America(Mexico,Cuba,dominican republic,brazil etc).Chinese,Japanese Filipinos etc.Have in the past been brought or migrated on their own to Latin America.

(If you are born in a SPANISH speaking country and your family is from a SPANISH speaking country than guess what??? I think you know the rest,)

Yes,you’re a person born and raised in a Spanish speaking country,but that doesn’t make you Spanish.It means that you’re a citizen of that country.Your family could have originally been from france,or Ireland in your case,since you mention your brothers red hair.If you bothered to look into your Brazilian history,you would have seen that Irish people did migrated to Brazil in the 1800’s on til now.Now the fact that you didn’t know that,or bother to look it up,makes me feel bad for you.

cali chic January 20, 2014 at 2:19 pm

u missed so much of what she said. I get ur point Laura its quite obvious. l especially love the part where he tells u, u dont know where ur family originated from. Lmao

Mike January 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm

This sounds ridiculous ur trying so hard to come off as intelligent and u just sound stupid. Who the hell doesnt have mixed ancestry? Its the immediate family, your parents that determines your race, the country you’re born in is your Nation. So someone who has a hispanic mother and father is in fact HISPANIC. How the f can u go back to their great great great great grandmothers fathers,uncle just to call them something else. Please u make no since fuzzy.

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 12:08 am

1,243,471 Latin americans call themselves Black. etc Tatyana Ali

Laura January 15, 2014 at 11:16 pm

LOL I notice that with African Americans the whole being “mixed” thing is one of the most dangerous subjects to have. I’ve heard many blacks who are mixed say how hard it is, and now I see why. They are made to feel like they should completely deny the other colture they are mixed with, just to keep the waters from boiling. My question is, Why do non-mixed African Americans get so heated when another black person is racially mixed and is actually proud to say it?

fuzzybear44 January 16, 2014 at 4:59 am

That’s funny,there was someone commenting on shailene woodley today.This person said, that they as well as Society see shailene woodley white,no matter what she or her mixed background says.That person making the comment,I believe was white.So it’s not just the big bad African Americans .Also I’ve seen many comments on here as well as other place, from non-African Americans saying people like (gabrielle reece shailene woodley etc.) are white no matter what their background says.So I think white people are just as guilty of this mindset.

Laura January 16, 2014 at 8:06 pm

I’m not saying other races don’t have racial issues once in a while. But you’d be lying if you can honestly say that African Americans don’t have a HUGE issue with black people that are biracial or mixed actually saying that they’re mixed. Its like if you’re mixed you better keep it to yourself or else there’s going to be big trouble. And those of you who have a problem with mixed black people saying they are mixed, and being PROUD. You need to quesstion yourselfs and realise that no matter how much you try to pull them down into the barrel it still doesn’t change the FACT that they are mixed. period

fuzzybear44 January 17, 2014 at 5:31 am

(I’m not saying other races don’t have racial issues once in a while.)

Please they do it all the time,everyone is guilty of it

(But you’d be lying if you can honestly say that African Americans don’t have a HUGE issue with black people that are biracial or mixed actually saying that they’re mixed. )

Every black person I ever met,was mixed with something else.Also I’ve ask this question at least a dozen times,which anyone who’s been on the site for a long time,can attest to.
(Where do live,that black act crazy with you for saying you’re Biracial?)

Because I’ve never seen it.I’ve been around black people all my life,who run the spectrum of color.I can honestly say I’ve never seen it or heard about it except on t.v. or the web.

So tell me honestly,how many AA have you witness personally do this?Also if you happen to notice,many of these Biracial celebrities label themselves black. Also you keep using the phrase(mixed black people),which means you must see them as black people first.

Janice January 21, 2014 at 8:55 pm

I disagree because even if that person is mixed with black they are still considered African American so that makes your argument invalid . Tyra is black . Just because of the color if her eyes doesn’t make her another race . You all fail to forget the hell our ancestors had to go through . I am black with blue eyes and light skin only because of my grandmother who was mixed with blue eyes but from the rest if my family tree were black . I have had no problem with looking mixed , my people know I’m black and even I I were mixed they would still love me the same and I would still be considered black

Linda November 15, 2013 at 1:49 am

if you look black, mix or no mix u r black, if u look white mix or no mix, u r white..i think that’s fair bcoz we cant hae every1 who is a mix being said to be black

AnonymousPerson January 16, 2014 at 8:22 pm

This is the stupidest shit I’ve ever read. If you’re mixed, you’re f*cking mixed no matter how you look. Biologically you are mixed.

Laura January 16, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Exactly!!

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 12:31 am

All African Americans are mixed.

J.J. September 15, 2013 at 12:42 am

correction; her eyes are forest green (green+brown) and her hair is dark brown (brunette) I think it should be listed

J.J. November 6, 2013 at 6:55 am

correction; her eyes are just green not forest green

levangelista36 July 13, 2012 at 7:23 am

I’m sure Tyra has something down the line like all African-Americans, but she is not directly mixed. Her parents are both African-American. Therefore, she is African-American. I don’t see why people have a problem with this.

Sexy-Mulatto-Guy August 10, 2013 at 6:11 pm

If she had something down the line than she isnt african america…dont you think so?You contradicting idiot.

fuzzybear44 August 11, 2013 at 5:55 am

@Mulatto-Guy

(If she had something down the line than she isnt african america)

African American is not about skin color,which is the only part you people are focus on.It’s a Cultural Heritage/Identity,It doesn’t exclude anything.These gentlemen here,could have easily lived their as white people,but chose not to:

Romare Bearden:
http://media.npr.org/programs/watc/features/2003/sep/bearden/bearden_140-176dcbfa09f7c9fa2f2db4f91f5fefb0da0ad0f5-s6-c30.jpg

G. K. Butterfield:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/G._K._Butterfield%2C_Official_Portrait%2C_112th_Congress.jpg

Charles W. Chesnutt:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Charles_W_Chesnutt_40.jpg

Robert Purvis:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8b/Robert_Purvis_daguerreotype_BPL.jpg

Lorenzo Tucker:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/Lorenzo_Tucker.jpg

They chose to embraced their black side.It didn’t matter,that they didn’t look like their melanin enriched ancestors.They still wanted to take more pride in the that part of their heritage.

You call yourself Mulatto-Guy,and that’s you right.No one here is upset with you for doing that.So you have no right to try and impose your will,on what AA’s should call themselves.

Now if Tyra has white ancestry,which I don’t doubt.It’s apparently not recent,which is why she doesn’t mention it.However she is AA,which mean full or partial African heritage.When we were called (Negro,black,coloured,boy,)we still had the white blood in use,no one said anything.Now that we are called AA, all hell breaks loose.

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 12:40 am

I’m pretty sure you would have a problem with someone who’s as black as Biggy calling themselves a Mulatto even you can be 99% positive he had some White ancestry. The problem is that she looks like she is part white. Now if you knew the definition of African American you would know that it’s not a contradiction. A-A is those having ANY origin of the original ppl of Sub-Saharan Africa

Sexy-Mulatto-Guy August 10, 2013 at 6:25 pm

I think people got a problem,because we are tired of ignorant idiots claiming black when they are not fully black!Understood?

fuzzybear44 August 11, 2013 at 5:08 am

@Mulatto-Guy

(because we are tired of ignorant idiots claiming black when they are not fully black!Understood?)

Well you have a problem with it, and I understand that.However no one else seem to.It’s the popular view that African Americans and Haitians,are only black people over here.White people call AA’s black. Dominicans don’t have a problem,calling AA black. Puerto Ricans don’t have a problem calling AA’s black.The Cape verde’s and even the Jamaicans on this site,are quick to say that AA’s are black,but not them.So your upset,because AA’s don’t seem to have your problem,and freely embrace that part of their heritage?What about the white and Latin people,who do the same thing?They also do it in Europe to,so are they ignorant idiots claiming only white?

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 12:43 am

African Americans/Black are usually between 70%-75% Black.

sashafierce564 July 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

TYRA IS FULLY BLACK SHE STANDS UP FOR BLACK PRIDE SHE LOVES BEING BLACK SHE ALWAYS TELL HER DARK SKIN BLACK MODELS ON ANTM THAT THEIR SKIN COLOR IS BEAUTIFUL SHE NEVER EVER CLAIM ANOTHER RACE SO I DONT KNOW WHY Y’ALL TRYNA CLAIM HER ANOTHER RACE AND SHE NOT CLAIMING ANY OTHER RACE THAN AFRICAN AMERICAN

spaceyaquarius August 7, 2013 at 8:28 pm

stands up for black pride? like the black panthers did on election day? wow, you really are an idiot.

fuzzybear44 August 8, 2013 at 5:53 am

looks to me as if the panthers took a page out of the white supremacist play book.It’s no different,than what white racists have done for generations.Not that I’m condoning their actions,simply stating a fact.Actually never heard of these guys,before you brought them up.

Sexy-Mulatto-Guy August 10, 2013 at 6:12 pm

You americans make me sick!!!You feel you need to be black and ignore your white ancestors,just to feel comfortable…bunch of uneducated idiots.

fuzzybear44 August 11, 2013 at 6:10 am

@Mulatto-Guy

(You feel you need to be black and ignore your white ancestors,just to feel comfortable)

You mean like their white ancestors chose to do to them for generations,and still do

Sexy-Mulatto-Guy August 10, 2013 at 6:23 pm

You ignorant person!Did you know comedian chris rock found out he is 20 percent white from a DNA test?!check it on youtube!They show several people that had no fucking clue!!!

fuzzybear44 August 11, 2013 at 6:17 am

@Mulatto-Guy

(They show several people that had no fucking clue!!!)

They don’t have clue,because they probably have never seen those white members.Times were different,wasn’t like it is for you.I don’t see that many white people running around jumping for joy,because they have some black blood,why aren’t you yelling at them?Your fellow Europeans will say they have anything,but black blood.Do you say anything to them?

Petrarca May 11, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Remember, Her background is “African American,” not African, meaning her ancestry has black, white, and everything in between. She could be a mixed race in denial.

Lisette December 28, 2012 at 6:08 pm

She’s black get over it we don’t come on white people’s or any other race of people’s pages and deny their race so get off this BLACK WOMENS page cause u obviously came here to find out something but too bad your wrong.

Multiethnicchick March 20, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Tyra’s eye color and overall facial featuress are a clear distinction of some mixed ancestry. She doesn’t have to be mixed(as in half and half) but could be 1/8 or 1/4 even

Sexy-Mulatto-Guy August 10, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Im tired of having to explain it to people!!!Im glad you are not as dumb as these idiot wanabe african americans in here!America is so ignorant it makes my head hurt!Comedian chris rock just found out he is 20 percent white via dna tests…check it out on youtube…its interesting.

Sexy-Mulatto-Guy August 10, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Get a life you uneducated lost bitch!She is not fully black!Get over it!She is a wanabe!Nothing but a lost bitch!!!Im not here to hate blacks…my dad is african and lives in africa!A real african!You uneducated american idiots are confused!The world thinks you are a joke!

fuzzybear44 August 11, 2013 at 6:04 am

(She is a wanabe)

If tyra or anyone else calls themselves black,why does it bother you?You’re not AA,so why do you care.So the world thinks Americans are a joke,again why does it bother you?

Sexy-Mulatto-Guy August 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm

You dumb bitch,i bet you think comedian chris brown is black!!!He found out he is 20 percent white!!!How about that?!Go educate yourself!

fuzzybear44 August 11, 2013 at 5:56 am

@Mulatto-Guy

Are you it’s comedian chris brown?

fuzzybear44 August 11, 2013 at 5:56 am

@Are you sure it’s comedian chris brown?

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 12:48 am

Chris Brown has to black parent. He’s Black. Snoop Dog is Darker than Charles Barkley yet Charles Barkley is more “Black” than Snoop. but they’re both black because both parents are “Black”. You don’t even know how the US defines black

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 12:45 am

that mean 38 million A-A are in denial

sadie March 29, 2012 at 2:35 am

Tyrone you are so ignorant you can’t even spell. Gray don’t change to blue or green. Yes, celebrities do lie!

Tyrone October 22, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Oooh WOOOOW just coz i spelt one word wrong by one letter you make such a big deal out of it. And please explain to me why im so ignorant?? Please I would love to know…Do you even know what ignorant means or were you just being ignorant with your comment just now??

sadie March 26, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Tyra is gorgeous, but she wears color contact lenses, I remember seeing her along time ago and she had dark brown eyes still gorgeous!

Tyrone March 27, 2012 at 2:52 pm

No SHe doesnt where did you come up with that??? She even said on one of her shows how she was born with grey eyes so how can it suddenly change to dark brown? HUH!! It will change to either blue or bluish green and she even said how her eyes change colour so why would she lie about this???

Alice October 23, 2012 at 4:44 am

Babies and children can often have blue or grey eyes before their final colour is set. Helle Berry’s little girl Nahla had blue eyes as a baby and they are now hazel. This is quite a common event. Have you heard of the term “Baby Blue”. This is because so many babies are born with blue eyes. Eyes do change colour especially in childhood.

Alice October 23, 2012 at 4:49 am

It is just like how children are blond and their hair darkens with age.

Alice October 24, 2012 at 8:03 am

http://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/ask-heidi/baby-eye-color.aspx
This explains about the eye colour change in babies.

Christian March 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm

only african american ?

are you kidding me ??

she has green eyes and no contacts like lil kim or rihanna

she must have some european blood

people get it 0 percent of natural africans, i mean those who live in africa and are black have light eyes and light skin

in the northern africa for example morocco or algeria there are europide people

she must have irish or other european descent

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 12:51 am

Do you know what A-A means? It doesn’t mean you and no white blood it means you have Any Sub-Saharan African blood

Seba March 20, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Alice, I understand what u r trying to say! However as a person of color because that’s how I choose to identify myself I am so tired of people who when we speak of people of color u draw to one simple conclusion: It doesn’t matter! Now yes Tyra may identify herself as being 100 percent African from Africa because that’s what the implication of her comment and your comment suggest but that doesn’t necessarily make it right! Like many people of color you r forced to do things you know r wrong just to satisfy the needs of others and particularly to avoid scrutiny from other races!!! WHAT IF I TOLD U THAT ALL PEOPLE R A DERIVATIVE OF AFRICA WOULD U BE WILLING TO ACCEPT THAT???? ALL THAT I AM SAYING IS THAT DAMN THOSE PEOPLE OF THE PAST SURE DID A NUMBER ON MAJORITY OF US! WHEN UV LIED WHY TRY?(to tell the truth that is these fools won’t believe not even the truth!!!) lol! At least the people of the past have an excuse: THEY WERE JUST IGNORANT! What truly is the excuse for the people of today??? Help me to understand!!! You have the ability to prove things more now particularly with DNA, GENETIC RESEARCH and the like! I just don’t understand! No one should be this ignorant particularly about a subject such as this!!!! Its just way to easy to prove someone right or wrong concerning this subject matter!!! Way too easy!!!!

storm January 29, 2012 at 2:09 am

what’s the point of this site if everyone is just going to label every single person ‘mixed race?’ who cares about their ethnicity if they are all just ‘mixed race?’ forreal ya’ll are all fucking annoying.

Jasemine March 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm

and you’re not?

Jessica-Tere October 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

I completely agree. People don’t seem to understand that just because someone says they are black or African American that does not mean that they are claiming to be fully African. There are very few black people born in America who are not of some mixed ancestry. I have German, Irish, and Native American 3 generations back but I’m not about to walk around claiming I’m mixed. When people look at me they see a light brown skinned black woman and that’s that. That is what I see myself as as well. Nothing is going to change that about me and nothing is going to change that about Tyra no matter what ridiculous argument you people propose. If you guys want to keep saying everyone is mixed because they have white/asian ancenstry 3,4,5 generations back then everyone in the world is considered mixed because everyone has some admixture somewhere in their family. Some of you people are just crazy as hell.

Sexy-Mulatto-Guy August 10, 2013 at 6:28 pm

You dumb ass!!!There is a wide range of mixtures!And the reality is that most people have something else in them.

BUU January 24, 2012 at 1:29 am

@ Mariposa for the record you should go and learn about HISTORY because the main common trait of a black woman and man is black hair and dark eyes. I’m a black woman and I know you seem to not know anything so think before you speak and get a education. Learn science call genes and DNA.

Alice January 24, 2012 at 4:50 am

I personally think there is nothing more beautiful than big brown eyes. All people and nationalities are unique and lovely in their own way. Diversity is a good thing. It doesn’t mean that any characteristics are better than the other. Some traits are just better suited to certain environments. Anyway Africa has more genetic diversity than Asia or Europe. Vive la différence!

BUU January 24, 2012 at 1:25 am

@ Mestizo you 100 percent right. You said it for me.

mestizo January 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm

lol look at her light beautiful caramel skin and the light eyes.

DNA tests would find the higher perecentage of her genetic make up as African, but whether you want to admit it or not, there is caucasian in her ancestry, as with many Africans today. There is nothing wrong with being proud to be black, i will first and foremost say people like Tyra Banks and Michael Eric Dyson are black, but somewhere along the line there is caucasian in their blood.

sonic February 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm

NO MAN SHE DOESNT HAVE CAUCASIAN
IN HER


SHE IS JUST BLACK

WITH

native american ancestry

Tyrone February 27, 2012 at 3:17 am

Right because Native Americans have The sort of eyes Tyra Banks have???

I DONT THINK SO!!! Shes defntly got caucasian up in there to have those eyes

Mariposa January 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm

By the way, EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON THE PLANET has the ability to produce children with any eye color. You can look it up yourself. If two people have brown eyes, even if all of the grandparents have brown eyes, the chances of the child having brown eyes is about 75-97%. There is also a probability of the child having blue, green, or hazel eyes. Gosh, why in this day and age when information is so readily available, are people still so ignorant and unwilling to learn. A black person doesn’t have to be mixed to have light eyes. I can understand if a person doesn’t understand genetics, but so many people talk out their asses.

Alice January 21, 2012 at 8:37 am

Those statistics are for European people. How many full Africans and Asians do you see with blue eyes?

Alice January 21, 2012 at 8:51 am

To have blue eyes you have to have the gene from both parents. Blue eyes are not naturally occurring in African and Asian populations. People were all originally brown eyed before the mutation occurred 10,000 to 6,000 years ago. http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2008/02/01-01.html “Because blue eye color is found almost exclusively in people of European descent, Eiberg’s team speculates that the mutation traces back to the Neolithic expansion, when people in the Black Sea region migrated to northern Europe 6000 to 10,000 years ago.”

Alice January 21, 2012 at 9:51 am

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,327070,00.html
There is more information in this article saying the “mutation also produces greater instance of blond hair (sexually selected for even today) and fair skin, which confers a survival advantage by stimulating greater production of vitamin D in sun-starved northern European countries — exactly where blue eyes are still most prevalent.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,327070,00.html#ixzz1k7GzFpuv

Meg January 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm

I always thought she probably had partial white ancestry going way back (probably on both sides of her family) that she may not really know about. Most Americans, especially African Americans, have SOME admixture they don’t feel the need to acknowledge. She is more than likely mostly black and considers herself black, so who cares? A black woman she is!

storm January 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Agreed.

Sexy-Mulatto-Guy August 10, 2013 at 6:32 pm

She might call herself black,but it doesnt change the fact that she is not fully black!PERIOD!!! :)

westovermarching October 10, 2014 at 12:56 am

Black Americans are not 100% Sub-Saharan African. That doesn’t change the fact that she is Black!PERIOD!!! :)

Amanda January 1, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I don’t care what she is! She is just pretty!!!

Sexy-Mulatto-Guy August 10, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Of course you dont care!thats why america is full of fucking ignorant morons! :)

Liam O'Connel December 27, 2011 at 6:34 am

you can say whatever you want lads, but tyra is not fully black, it’s evident and a DNA test would prove I am right

PleaseAlready December 29, 2011 at 1:00 am

Say what you want sir but I’ll listen to what Tyra Banks says she is. On a episode of Tyra – her show – she professed to her studio audience how proud she was to be a black woman. She said it with a bit of aggression too – look it up, I am sure you can find a recap of that episode on Youtube. Being Italian myself I didnt understand what the need was for the disclaimer. I mean c’mon, you can obviously tell she’s black. However after stumbling upon this poor excuse of a site I discovered she probably did that because of people like you. People who want to take the black from a black person if they are beautiful or successful. People like you are a cancer to my race – the human race.

Shes black and proud to be black. I didn’t say it, she did – get over it. “snaps”

ethnic December 29, 2011 at 2:25 am

wait a minute this site is supporting what she says. no need to diss.

Admin

Alice January 24, 2012 at 6:33 am

@PleaseAlready I don’t know where your aggression with what Liam said is coming from? Tyra is indeed proud to be black but she does have obvious ancestry from non-Africans. Anyway it all comes down to how the person self identifies no matter what someone else says. I’m sure most African Americans know they have other ancestries. If you see African people you can see the difference. I’m in Australia and we have quite a few first generation Africans here and their skin is black and they have no non-African ancestry. Most African-Americans are obviously mixed. I think the history of how black people were/are treated in the US is to blame for African Americans not wanting to claim their white ancestry and the one drop rule of the past. Liam I’m presuming has an Irish background like me and in the past the Irish were treated like shit by the British. I’m sure there are quite a few Irish with English blood as well and Irish didn’t like to acknowledge that. The vast majority of Irish have moved on and acknowledge this was in the past and times have changed. If people read some history books a lot of people were treated badly. The Irish were also sent as slaves to the West Indies so they have some of that in common with African Americans. It not just black and white (pardon the pun).

Sexy-Mulatto-Guy August 10, 2013 at 6:37 pm

You are a fucking idiot!did you know comedian chris rock is 20 percent white?!NO you didnt know!Tyra is not black you uneducated italian moron!How stupid can you be?my dad is a black man,my mom is a white woman…i grew up in africa and europe,so i know whats what!And my dad worked in america,and i was shocked at how retarded and ignorant people were there!I dont think you know how stupid you sound!very uneducated…its unsexy to be unintelligent!I suggest you educate yourself…no offense.

fuzzybear44 August 11, 2013 at 6:34 am

@Mulatto-Guy

(did you know comedian chris rock is 20 percent white)

Actually yes,we knew about chris rocks results,for a while now.

(Tyra is not black you uneducated italian moron!How stupid can you be?)

Tyra says she’s a black woman,again why does this bother you?

(my dad is a black man,my mom is a white woman…i grew up in africa and europe)

Ok you go to africa.However you seem to forgive,that all black Africans,don’t look like your dad’s side of the family.They do vary in color,even you mention this.

LamarteStaton October 17, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I thought her mother was mullto because that’s how she got grey eyes I’ve never seen a fully black person with grey eyes.

caribbeanBABY November 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm

there are african people with blueeeee eyes brown eyes….greyyy eyess……look it up man!!! wam yal feel african ppl jus black/brown skinned with hard nappy shorty picky hair right?! nooo……it has more than that to an african dammm!!!! if u wud look african ppl are all different colours dey all have different features some naturally have curly hair….some hair…may be nappy and stiff n dryy…c’mon….african ppl look different….some look mixed…when dey actually are not

Jasmine September 2, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Ryan your right-i think people should be proud of their race/ethnicity…

Ryan August 28, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Andrea, asians does not have noses like caucasians. More like negroid noses…

To the people saying “Race doesn’t matter” It does, maybe not to you for some reason but your race is a big part of your identity.

I’m proud to be of caucasian descent.
Think everyone should be. Even if you’re not white you should be proud to be asian, semitic or negroid.

Richard August 29, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Actually Ryan, semetic isn’t a race classification. Since you are already using Negroid, let’s help you out on proper identifying races based on the 3 basic racial groups.

Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and Negroid.

Technically Semitic would be Caucasoid. I think the other terms are simple enough you can figure out where to put the rest.

Richard August 29, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Oh, and for further clarification Semetic refers to the language. Languages are not race. Kind of like how people think Arab is a race. It’s also not, again it’s just a language. Like many people you call Semetic being Caucasoid, so are many middle easterners also Caucasoid.

Sexy-Mulatto-Guy August 10, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Good point!im proud to be mulatto…half white half black…but what makes you so sure you are just caucasian?take a dna test,and you might be in for a shock.

lady jone$ July 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm

i agree with PM we need to start teaching that to are children.

lady jone$ July 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm

i always thought that she was mixed with black and white

amy June 20, 2011 at 7:50 am

I was wondering, where’s she got the blue eyes?

Andrea July 23, 2011 at 6:57 pm

I know right (i thought they were green lol) but she also has almost an asian/white nose, and she just looks like she is mixed with so many things. Like she is fake or something, but she looks the same as she did as a child so I dont even know anymore! lol

thequeenbee July 27, 2011 at 8:07 am

lol–guess you never heard of a nose job? See those early pics? see that honker? an interesting thing about the nose–it never STOPS GROWING as long as a person is alive. when nice fat honkers turn into small pert noses–thank a person’s surgeon–you cannot grow into your nose–because it never stops growing.

Now–take a look at mom and dad–and people puhleese–biracial means 2 races and generally means someone is 50% one race and 50% another. There are no terms for one third black or gggranpappy was white–this is because the race laws were only set up to show white purity–as a certain family line progressed mixing more and more with white–they got other names until finally they were “white enough”

so for all of you that claim mixtures for tyra or others waaay back in the line–forget it–Tyra is right to claim her blackness because unless mommy and daddy were bi racial and then had her she is considered just black no matter how many mixtures are in the line up–it goes like this:

mulatto–50% black, 50%white

meztizo–1/2 Indian 1/2 white

quadroon–(when a mulatto mates with a 100%white person) 25% black 75% white

octoroon this is when a quadroon mates with a 100% white person and the resulting child is now 88% white and only 12% black

That is 4 generations after the first mating–if the offsprings keep mating with white then that 4th generation can call themselves white. BY LAW anyone with more than 12% black could not say they were white and indeed were Not ALLOWED to even mention any white blood–it was not recognized.

that is the law and guess what? The laws concerning racial purity are still on the books in most states with only the part about interracial marriage beiing struck down.

Whites did it to themselves. they never wanted to claim the races until white women started having bi racial babies–which makes sense because white females pushed for the laws in the first place because intially too many white men were marrying and impregnating Afrian women and leaving land to them and the offspring.

these laws called the “Laws of miscegenation were to prevent the mixing of the races–it did not do this–but at least it prevented white men from claiming their biracial children. Thomas Jefferson HAD to wait until his death to free his lover and their kids–to stake a claim and free her or acknowledge the children before his death could have subjected him to criminal charges and her too.

THESE are the laws in effect and until about 10 years ago, the majority of whites did not acknowledge all the mixed people in their midst or the centuries of rape and consensual sex of white men with black women.

there was little to no sex of black men to white women prior to the 1930s and it was still rare until about the 1970s–when you see all those generational mixed people–the mommas were almost always black and the daddy’s white–not only were black men forbidden to touch white women, they were lynched if even a white prostitute claimed she was touched. THIS is our history and one of the main reasons black females resist white men and why we only laugh when it is said that white men are not interested in black women–most black women can tell you of the white regulars that troll black ghettos looking for either black women or children to coerce or force or pay for sex.

this is our ugly history that white women don’t want adknowledged and white men pretend does not still go on. It does. by the time I was 13, I had already been violently grabbed at least 6 times–ALL were white men–2 were cops. A lot of men were after me –the ratio was for every black man who tried to get in my pants, there were at least 10 white boys trying–nd this continued until I was 45. Only one white man ever succeeded to get in my pants –and I am still married to him. our kids are black by law

whites can parse this if they want–but for centuries they denied the mixing, so why acknowledge it now? Is it that whites want to lay claim to certain talents, because they support only what they can identify with? Guess Michael Jordan and Michael Jackson were biracial too. NOT

Mariposa January 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Her mother has the same nose. She looks a lot like her mother. Mestizo means mixed. A lot of people think it means mixed with white & indian. But it doesn’t. Many of those people would be surprised that they are actually tri-racial. In Latin America, a light skinned mulato might call themselves white or mestizo.

angela November 17, 2011 at 10:18 am

There is nothing about Tyra that looks “mixed”. Both her parents are black, and so are her grandparents.

WTF December 15, 2011 at 5:59 am

I totally agree with you on that.
She just looks black to me.
I’m white and i don’t even understand why I hear black people argue about this stuff.
I think American blacks are very diverse, simply because they are just that, AMERICAN!.
so they are racially mixed anyway. But i don’t see anything biracial about her, she just looks “Black”.

PM May 31, 2011 at 6:52 am

I agree with real88. Race does not matter and that is what I teach my children. It’s a battle to teach them because their father is a biggot (I am remarried and my husband is Black). There is only one race, the human race!!!!!!! We need to be teaching that to our children!!!!!

ethnic May 31, 2011 at 4:13 pm

thats true but it doesnt mean you should teach them to forget their rich heritage. I believe They should be aware and proud of their heritage whether it is Irish or West African. We all have fascinating backgrounds coming from cultures with many years of tradition.

Amber Berg July 21, 2011 at 5:54 am

thumbs up!

XiCarri July 21, 2011 at 5:31 pm

So true

Andrea July 23, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Yes girl!!! :) lol (sorry if you’re a guy…)

great May 15, 2011 at 9:11 pm

always thought she was a mulatta. she has hazel or green eyes after all..

angela November 17, 2011 at 10:20 am

So? You don’t have to be mixed to have a different eye color other than brown.

Honestly December 10, 2011 at 7:28 am

That is true.
My sister is married to a man who is west african and he has greenish hazel eyes.

I had a math teach in high school who was dark and she was from south africa and she had blue/grey eyes.

Majority of my family have hazel eyes, and grey eyes. we have no recent mixture. my father is from Ghana and he has
blue-ish hazel colored eyes.
people in can have any feature i do not know why it is so hard for people to acknowledge this.
I can not stand it when people ask me if I am “mixed” or “mulatto” just because I have greenish hazel eyes. I have dark skin and wavy curly hair.
Everytime someone sees a black person with a certain look that THEY ARE NOT USED TO SEEING , I repeat THEY (themselves), will assume Oh they only look like that, because they are mulatto, which is incorrect, because then the when they see someone that look the usual to them they assume they are just “BLACK”, when THAT person actually is, Biracial. Get it together people. I mean really.
Because “Blacks”, “African- Americans”, “colored people” , whatever name you choose, are MULTI-RACIAL. But we are called black.
The excuses you use for “Blacks” in america, Do NOT work for those FROM the motherland.
Just be proud of who you are, teach you children and siblings well. Keep the bull shit and lying germs away, Because I’m tired of buying Lysol to get disinfect it.

lol errrybody native lmfao May 15, 2011 at 5:55 pm

haha……OH GOD, OH GOD, OH GOD, I CAN’T BREATHE!!!!! LMFAO!!!!! LOOOOOL!!!! Native American?!!!! Hahahaha my God!!! Wow, Tyra…ya always make me laugh that’s for sure XD

gurl May 31, 2011 at 9:56 am

i knew tyra banks was black and not a mulatto. a lot of people can turn out with hazel or green eyes and have paler than a ghost skin and not be really mixed (hence my native American family, but the cheekbones always give it away.)

this nativa american CRAP!! December 10, 2011 at 7:35 am

STFU B!#@H
All nativ americans don’t have high cheekbones.
It’s just something people like to believe my best friend and her family do not. and native americans do not have colored eyes besides brown or black.
peopel keep claiming this native ancestry crap, when those people don’t even mix with out casts. Bitch

SparkleTime December 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm

It’s a bit crazy how whites and blacks love to claim their supposed Native ancestors, yet on the census, it says that Natives make up less than 1% of this nation’s population. So, does this mean that celebrities like to claim that 1/128th Cherokee blood in order to sound exotic but do not relate to nor identify with that culture at all? Damn near every “white” or “black” American on here has a Native ancestor from the 1400’s, 1500’s, 160o’s, 17oo’s, and 18oo’s, so they say, but the census is not reflective of that at all.

SparkleTime December 10, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Totally tired of the “high cheekbone” thing, too. Jessica Alba actually is part Native American. It was even proven by a DNA test. She does not have high cheekbones, small eyes. long, black, hair or any of the features that Native Americans are supposed to have through ignorant eyes. In fact, she looks nothing like Megan Fox, who people on this site like to claim is Native, despite her being less than 2% Native and overwhelmingly white.

this native american CRAP!! December 15, 2011 at 6:09 am

Thank You!.
And either way, that tiny percentage of blood doesn’t make them native anyway, because they still wouldn’t be considered native american.
You either are or you aren’t.
Just like black people with white ancestry, they are still considered white, even if your great great great great grandfather is was white, or whatever. same goes for whites and so on.
But Back then some slaves did run away and seek refuge with the natives, but not like it was an over-welming majority. who knows. but they just do not mix. how can they when they are pushed out into reserves, and settle there as home sweet home. There arent alot of them out there, and it’s not like you see them walking around on a daily bases, because they live on reserves, not in you local neighborhoods.

Haley January 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm

She is very goregous! She has beautiful skin.

real88 April 10, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Wtf!! Race dosent matter!!!!

somebody September 8, 2011 at 7:01 pm

then why are you on this website lol

WTF December 10, 2011 at 7:35 am

Why Are You Here?

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