View Single Post
Old 05-31-2008, 01:47 PM   #183
Pow Wow Visitor
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
Daffodildeb is an unknown quantity at this point
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 8
Credits: 0.00
Savings: 0.00
I'm sorry if the term "Black Indian" is offensive. I didn't mean to be insulting.

In the United States, ONE drop of "Black" blood makes a person "Black." (That is why Barack Obama and Halle Berry and other biracial/multiracial individuals are "Black.") Therefore, because my paternal ancestry is African and German, I am considered to be "Black."

Am I Choctaw? Yes! However, because my PHENOTYPE is (to those that are ignorant) "Black", I am considered to be "Black." (Actually, my facial features are a LOT like my maternal grandfather's and my Mom's. I just happen to be a bit darker.)

I have had people who are not ignorant ask me what tribe/nation I am from, but those encounters have been rare.

I hope that what I am saying makes sense.

Again, I sincerely apologize if I have offended.
Daffodildeb is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook