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05 August 2015

Not One Black Boy, but Two!!

Submitted by afrocentric on Wed, 05/08/2015 - 17:46

Louise de Kerouaille, Jacques d'Agar - Thumbnail
I don't think this painting leaves any doubt about its intent. A black boy holding up a crown beneath what looks like the outstretched leg of the King's mistress, and 'pointing through the hole' so to speak. Add a second black boy to the mix, spying on from behind the pillar, and it becomes all too much for the delicate sensibilities of white folks to bear.

Jamaica's most beautiful white woman

Submitted by afrocentric on Wed, 05/08/2015 - 17:04

Jacqueline, Motherland Journey

If the situation were reversed, such as in Africa example, this woman would be a white woman under the one drop rule. She is of 72% African ancestry and 28% European ancestry. Ghanaians or Jamaicans if they insisted could have beauty contests for the most beautiful white woman in their country and she would easily win.

This reflects the nonsense of labeling mixed race people as black when it comes to beauty contests in America and Europe. Even if in terms of social identity some people are classified as black it doesn't make sense in contests regarding physical traits.