Black and white offspring aren’t ‘black’

Peter Michael,
Zimbabwe.

It is annoying and incorrect that when a black person and a white person have a child the child is referred to as black, thereby totally negating and erasing the fact that the child has 50% white genes. Is that not racism in itself?
The National Geographic issue on race of April 2018 ought to have mentioned that in the countries of Southern Africa offspring of black and white unions are referred to as Coloureds, and that there are proud communities of millions of Coloureds that identify as neither black or white and have their own distinct culture.

 

Black and white offspring aren’t ‘black’

Peter Michael,
Zimbabwe.

It is annoying and incorrect that when a black person and a white person have a child the child is referred to as black, thereby totally negating and erasing the fact that the child has 50% white genes. Is that not racism in itself?
The National Geographic issue on race of April 2018 ought to have mentioned that in the countries of Southern Africa offspring of black and white unions are referred to as Coloureds, and that there are proud communities of millions of Coloureds that identify as neither black or white and have their own distinct culture.

Black and white offspring aren’t ‘black’

Peter Michael,
Zimbabwe.

It is annoying and incorrect that when a black person and a white person have a child the child is referred to as black, thereby totally negating and erasing the fact that the child has 50% white genes. Is that not racism in itself?
The National Geographic issue on race of April 2018 ought to have mentioned that in the countries of Southern Africa offspring of black and white unions are referred to as Coloureds, and that there are proud communities of millions of Coloureds that identify as neither black or white and have their own distinct culture.

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