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Old 01-01-2016, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
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^ These people have great bone structure. If the modelling industry weren't so racist, the horn of Africa would be a gold mine of a recruiting ground. Isn't Iman from there? At least that's who I thought of.
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Old 01-03-2016, 12:29 PM
 
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^Exactly its a big continent Ghanaians look nothing like Tanzanians or less its the first time you've seen a ''Black person''
I grew up in a neighborhood that was over 25% black. Almost every school i went to from college to elementary, had a substantial amount of black people. Most places i worked were majority black. And yet i can safely say that black people from all parts of africa look the same. I know tons of ethiopians and a few eritreans and they look the same as black people from nigeria.
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Growing up in an American neighborhood were everything is mixed makes it hard to really gauge. I can accurately tell a East African from a west African 100% of a time just by looking at someone. MY mom and her mom who were both born and in raised in Nigeria can tell a Fulani/Hausa from an Igbo from a Yoruba from a Calabar/Efik person 90% or more percent of the time. They are rarely ever wrong and this is before the person even talks. If all Africans look the same this wouldn't be possible whatsoever.
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I've always found Ethiopian women some of the most attractive women in the world... I don't know why I just feel it.
Yes, they are a very beautiful people. I've thought this about Kenyans and Nigerians too.

As someone else said Africa is the most genetically diverse place on Earth-home of human life.
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Old 01-10-2016, 02:54 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California
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Well, based on U.S. Census classifications, Egyptians are white. Arabs are generally considered white under U.S. Census.
(In the US) North Africans are White, including Egyptians, Moroccans, Algerians, Tunisians, Lybians, Sudanese, Berbers, simply "Arabs" (Egyptian, Moroccan = Arab), Copts.

Citizens or immigrants who are Ethiopians, Somalis, Eritreans, South Sudanese, Mauritanians, Mali, Chad; unless they're explicitly Arab-X or Arab speaking, or White-, Something else-, which is very rare = they are Black or African Americans
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Old 09-03-2016, 02:50 PM
 
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No, they don't. They are all Black. Some of the darkest-skinned Africans I ever saw came from Somalia and Ethiopia!
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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No, they don't. They are all Black. Some of the darkest-skinned Africans I ever saw came from Somalia and Ethiopia!
Really? Many Somalians and Ethiopians tend to be lighter skinned in general. Perhaps you're thinking of Sudanese people? Now they can be extremely dark.

Western and Eastern Africans, dark skin or not, still look physically distinctive to me. Let the photos do the talking:

Somalian (rounder eyes, smaller mouth, mocha coloured, narrower nose): http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/...8253369385.jpg
Nigerian (almond eyes, bigger lipped, darker skin, round nose): http://www.disruptivewomen.net/wp-co...tomi_photo.jpg
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Old 09-04-2016, 02:52 AM
 
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all africans look different
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Old 09-04-2016, 05:48 AM
 
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all africans look different
There are hundreds of ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa. Different "looks", different languages and dialects, different ways of life, different cultures, etc.

It amazes me that there are still so many people outside Africa who are unaware of this, which is too bad... the population just topped 1 billion. The people of that continent are no less diverse than the people of any other continent, and in fact, they're genetically more diverse than people anywhere else on earth.
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Old 09-04-2016, 05:50 AM
 
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There are hundreds of ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa. Different "looks", different languages and dialects, different ways of life, different cultures, etc.

It amazes me that there are still so many people outside Africa who are unaware of this, which is too bad... the population just topped 1 billion. The people of that continent are no less diverse than the people of any other continent, and in fact, they're genetically more diverse than people anywhere else on earth.
no different how many people outside Europe think everyone in Europe is blonde with blue eyes and then you go to Europe and realize there are so many shades of Europeans from very dark arab looking to almost albino looking and everything in between that you open your eyes easily.

This is why terms such as black, white, asian, are nothing but generalizing social terms that don't really correspond to real human diversity!
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