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Old 01-13-2012, 06:41 PM
 
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Jonah, I wouldn't consider babies 3, 5 & 6 to have much if any southern african heritage. The others might, but they could just as easily be from other parts of the world.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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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.
My parents grew up in Detroit and their grandparents(my great grandparents) migrated from the South.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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One girl is West African and the other is African American. Can you tell which one? And explain why?
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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One is a model, the other is am actress.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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One girl is West African and the other is African American. Can you tell which one? And explain why?
The first one is African American and the second is West African.

The first one looks like a mix of different African tribes with a nose bridge, while the second looks more foriegn to my eyes because of her eyes and a lack of a nosebridge and rounder facial features.

Black Americans who have rounder facial features like that are not common and she would be questioned if she was from Africa, because her looks are outside of the norm of African Americans.

Instead of cherrypicked photos. Let's look at a video of random African Americans and random Nigerians who are the most similar looking to mainstream AA's.

Ignore the coloring at look at the facial structures like the placement of the eyes, eye spacing, cheekbones, nose bridges, shape of the head etc. While there is a overlap, the group of African Americans have a more watered down appearance compared to the Nigerians on the video.

African Americans from Detriot

Detroit School Of Arts Class of 2011 Senior Video - YouTube

Nigerians


BBC's Welcome to Lagos. Ep 1.6 - YouTube
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:10 AM
 
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The top model has straightened hair and heavy makeup - which I associate with the US culture.
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:16 AM
 
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Actually the first girl is of Panamanian descent and the second girl is East African (Tanzanian).
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:27 AM
 
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Most african descendents in the American continent look like the people from the african region their ancestors came from.

The mixing with white and native american was minimal and those traits were lost a long time ago. It is extremely unlikely you will have any white features if if you had a white ancestor 8-10 generations ago. To say that african Americans have white feautures is beyond absurd. Many don't even have white ancestors

You can tell who is African mainly by the clothes and haircut but that's it.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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That's not the case, genes and their results don't simply disappear, they are there to stay, sometimes dormant, sometimes obvious, they can lead to surprising offspring...
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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One girl is West African and the other is African American. Can you tell which one? And explain why?
Is her name Flaviana Matata? If so that's a giveaway. Even then she looks distinctly African. I've not seen an AA with that look. The first one looks AA.
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