Woke maadow breaks down why mixed people aren’t black

kobe

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Didn't watch but the reason why Mixed people are considered black in USA is because Whites are in a comfortable majority so they don't need to make Mixed people a buffer between them and Blacks. This isn't the case in South Africa where Whites were a minority elite so they had to separate Mixed and Blacks which is why they created "Coloured"
 
Didn't watch but the reason why Mixed people are considered black in USA is because Whites are in a comfortable majority so they don't need to make Mixed people a buffer between them and Blacks. This isn't the case in South Africa where Whites were a minority elite so they had to separate Mixed and Blacks which is why they created "Coloured"
Correct. Brazil's racial demographics are even more complex since they also have racial categories for groups who are mostly European but have some non-Euro admixture. For example, the "Castizos".
 

Apollo

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Didn't watch but the reason why Mixed people are considered black in USA is because Whites are in a comfortable majority so they don't need to make Mixed people a buffer between them and Blacks. This isn't the case in South Africa where Whites were a minority elite so they had to separate Mixed and Blacks which is why they created "Coloured"
Correct. Brazil's racial demographics are even more complex since they also have racial categories for groups who are mostly European but have some non-Euro admixture. For example, the "Castizos".
In South Africa's case it is a bit more complex..

Most of those Cape Coloreds have more of a Khoisan origin than a Bantu origin when it comes to their African side and there is a massive cultural difference as those Cape Coloreds speak Afrikaans (some Dutch dialect) and are culturally far removed from the Zulus etc who have their own totally different culture. In essence these are simply different ethnicities. Not really the same dynamics as the USA where the Quadroons, Mulattoes, and full AAs have the same culture.
 
In South Africa's case it is a bit more complex..

Most of those Cape Coloreds have more of a Khoisan origin than a Bantu origin when it comes to their African side and there is a massive cultural difference as those Cape Coloreds speak Afrikaans (some Dutch dialect) and are culturally far removed from the Zulus etc who have their own totally different culture. In essence these are simply different ethnicities. Not really the same dynamics as the USA where the Quadroons, Mulattoes, and full AAs have the same culture.
How did the Afrikaners treat the Khoisans in comparison to the Bantus/Zulus?
 

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How did the Afrikaners treat the Khoisans in comparison to the Bantus/Zulus?
They didn't respect them. They treated them the same way they treated Native Americans and Australian Aborigines. They feared the Nguni Bantus more (Xhosas/Zulus etc). Ironically, the Bantu expansion was still ongoing when the first European arrived in the Southwestern part of Southern Africa. It did not reach the Cape Region and only during ''the Great Trek'' did most White Afrikaners come into significant contact with Bantu populations.
 
They didn't respect them. They treated them the same way they treated Native Americans and Australian Aborigines. They feared the Nguni Bantus more (Xhosas/Zulus etc). Ironically, the Bantu expansion was still ongoing when the first European arrived in the Southwestern part of Southern Africa. It did not reach the Cape Region and only during ''the Great Trek'' did most White Afrikaners come into significant contact with Bantu populations.
i've read that if white south africans had never colonized the xhosa would've continued swallowing khoisans, it would be interesting to see a khoisan population that speaks only isixhosa and herds cattle lol
 
It's true that mixed women join the black community because they know they're put on a pedestal. They can compete with black women but they can't compete with white women. If the white community considered mixed people to be white, none of those mulattoes would consider themselves to be black. I do feel bad for black women because they have to compete with mixed women for roles in movies, and tv shows. Hollywood hires biracial women to play black characters. People say that black women are just jealous but I would be pissed if I had to compete with biracial women for a role meanwhile white women are only competing with white women for a role. The media has pretty much replaced black women with mixed women. If black women call it out, they're called bitter and jealous as if anyone would be okay with their image being erased.

Then again their erasure is the result of the One Drop Rule, which many black women uphold because they want to live vicariously through mixed women. :kanyeshrug:
 
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