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Old 01-13-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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You all do realize that the term "african" includes anyone born in Africa don't you? My point being is that there are africans that are light skinned with all typical(?) features that are recognized on darker people and there are some that are blue-black with european features. So I guess that I'm trying to figure out the op's question.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:02 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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You all do realize that the term "african" includes anyone born in Africa don't you? My point being is that there are africans that are light skinned with all typical(?) features that are recognized on darker people and there are some that are blue-black with european features. So I guess that I'm trying to figure out the op's question.
I guess with that definition of African, we can close this thread right away
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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There is some interesting data on that site:
Black African American Demographics Geography
According to the purple table blacks in New Orleans are quite mixed.
They also mention those islands off the coast of SC and GA as the places where the most African AA's live.
African Americans are for the most part, mixed. The table just proves it. Wow even up to 20+% white. Sorry OP, you're not quite the subsaharan are you.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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There is some interesting data on that site:
Black African American Demographics Geography
According to the purple table blacks in New Orleans are quite mixed.
They also mention those islands off the coast of SC and GA as the places where the most African AA's live.
Yeah but even if there is a small racial mixture, they all don't come out looking like Beyonce and Keri Hilson. That is my point.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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African Americans are for the most part, mixed. The table just proves it. Wow even up to 20+% white. Sorry OP, you're not quite the subsaharan are you.
But other places had less than 20%. Some had 11% which I don't even consider mixed or worth acknowledging.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Yeah but even if there is a small racial mixture, they all don't come out looking like Beyonce and Keri Hilson. That is my point.
Sure, one never knows which genes are concerned and how they will be expressed in the individual.

A friend of mine has an AA father and an Asian mother. While she looks more or less black, her siblings don't. They look more like Latinos. And her own kids also span quite a spectrum.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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I guess with that definition of African, we can close this thread right away

yep, I concur
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Kūkiʻo, HI & Manhattan Beach, CA
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Wow, this thread has devolved somewhat.

Let's look at the interaction between phenotype and genotype. Pictured below are seven babies. Some of them are considered to be "African American" and at least two of them aren't. Which one's aren't considered to be "African American?"

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If this thread's not closed, I'll get around to posting the answer...
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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- "Considered" by whom?
- Why baby pics? Babies tend to look much more similar to each other than grown-ups do...

Hard to say, to me babies 4 and 6 don't look overly AA
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:32 PM
 
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Nyanna, can you tell us a little about the history of your town? I know it's in the midwest and is 90% AA. Where did the typical resident emigrate from? North or south, urban or rural? Do you know of particfular states or towns? When did they come and what was the motivation for relocating?

I am wondering if there is a special circumstance that could account for your neighbors being less mixed racially than the average African American.
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