Meet A Black Man Who PASSED As White For 20 Years….

: Author Dave Matthews has a new book called Ace Of Spades where he tells the story of how he "passed" as White for nearly 20 years. Here's a synopsis of the book:

When David Matthews’s mother abandoned him as an infant, she left him with white skin and the rumor that he might be half Jewish. For the next twenty years, he remained torn between his actual life in the ghetto of 1980’s Baltimore and the world of white privilege he imagined. While his father, a black activist who counted Malcolm X among his friends, worked long hours as a managing editor at the Baltimore Afro-American, Matthews spent his early years escaping his father’s new wife—a blond, blue-eyed young hippie with leftist leaning and a mean right hook—and nursing an eleven-hour-a-day TV habit alongside his grandmother at the old folks’ home.

Forced to choose between black and white, he took what seemed to him the path of least resistance: he adopted the snarky persona of his well-to-do Jewish classmates, whose lives seemed so much easier than his own. Trouble was, outside of Woody Allen films and The Ten Commandments, he had no idea what being Jewish meant. And when his father moved them into a dilapidated house in the heart of the ghetto, Matthews’s light skin was no longer an easy way out: it was a liability. Haunting his every misadventure, from cross-burning to drug-deals gone awry, was his helplessness to forget the mother he never knew.

Wow, you can barely see the Black in him...

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bermuda-brat
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Wow I still don't see a black man there...


ladyGAdawg
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first??? LOL sorry had to do it!


penisj
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ya'll lyin ... Hey Jakole!!


Mila
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IDK... MAYBE IT'S JUST ME BUT I SEE A HINT OF BLACK IN THERE!


angelita07

tiaje
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Who said the black gene is always dominate? Yall don't say anything about mofo's that are half that try to pass for black but when they get some white d!ck and get pregnant all hell breaks loose.


remy
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So basically he's some bi-racial dude who was trying to act Jewish? I'm biracial but you don't see me writing a motherf-ckin BOOK about it


phatiey
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I DONT SEE A BLAK MAN... I SEE EXACTLY WHAT HE IS A WHITE MAN.... SORRY BUT THAT AINT BLACK EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM SAYS WHITE.... HIS EARS HIS NOSE THE LIPS THE EYES THE SHAPE OF THE FACE HE HAS NO FEAURES OF A BLACK MAN AND IF HE WAS JUS A LIL BIT BLACK WE WOULD SEE SOMETHING IN HIM... HE IS A CUTIE THO.... HEYYYYY!!!!! LOL


Philly_Princess21
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THATS CRAZY!!!!


DubR
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Maybe u need to pull down his pants to c the black in him


jrlink
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i think this story was made up because you all aint got nothing to do this morning! media/fakeout!


jrlink
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m/e/d/i/a/f/a/k/e/o/u/t/! lets see if this works!!


jrlink
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lmao!! fukk you b!tches! lol


travieboo7
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ThAT MaN iS nOT bLAck...i wANNA sEE tHE bOOK aND eVERytHing...caUSe i dONT bEliEve THiS oNe BiT i tHinK mTo jUst nEEDed a sToRY tHiS mOrNIng...yES i KnoW How a BlaCK aND wHiTe cHilD lOOKs..He hAS nOnE oF tHE fEAtuRE oF a BlACk mAN...And iF hE iS a bLaCK mAN, hiS mOTheR MosT hAve sOme sTRonG gEneS


sexymadame1
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His dad got treated like sh*t by this white lady and abandoned their baby, then he went and got another one (who beat his kid)? LOL! Well, if passing helped him, then good. It's his life away.



sexymadame1
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It's true. http://www.amazon.com/Ace-Spades-Memoir-David-Matthews/dp/0805081496 http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=129774017


Mila
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OK IN THE PIC THAT MTO POSTED I COULD CLEARLY SEE THE BLACK IN HIM... BUT IN THIS PIC HONESTLY HE DEF COULD PASS FOR BEIN WHITE! http://a746.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/53/l_466653f409edeb8637d0d6d9e2b9cbb9.jpg


coldhearted-snake
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I can see the black in his ass. My cousin is whiter than him, this boy lives in Jamaica, he got blue eyes and blond hair.He's a product of a black dad and a white mom, just like this fool.


bigdickbone4life
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10% black and 90% white


rafelboo
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dan i couldnt do that even if i was mixed but you see im not oh well but thats just being slik i wondered what he could do that we as black people cant


She_So_Fly
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He would of had me fooled!


darealestchick
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YEAH HE DOES LOOK WHITE.. THAN AGAIN HE DOES LOOKS MIXED


poetical
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This aint the first time. :) Globaldatepages.com


azanakamili
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Like the girl from America's Next Top Model. Her father is black also. She looked totally white. And that baby from the Maury show. Remember? The black boy was like, "That ain't my baby - he don't even loked mixed!" Turns out... it was his baby! This happens a lot more than we think. DNA & genes are a hellava thing! This guy is very handsome too!


KaptainFury
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lmao @ jrlink wot word is dat u trynna write? Just replace 1 letter with an asteris thats all...lol


flygirlph
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Can you say "IMITATION OF LIFE"!!!! That's what this reminds me of.


plug
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mmmm look blk to me hell i will give him some he kind of sexy


halfapino
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Just because he don't look black doesn't mean he's not. My mother in law had two black parents, one was light skinned. Her and her siblings can pass for white. I personally am half black/filipino(hence my screen name) and I look like both my parents. My son on the other hand seems to be mistaken for being the mixed kid, even though my husband is black. Never judge what's on the surface. That's the wonderful thing about DNA. I will say that I have been fuck ed with my entire life about the way I look/talk and I don't really give a sh!t. I agree with Remy~you don't see me writing a damn book about it. Someone tell this pu ssy to dry his tears, take the dress off and get on with his life


suzieque43
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@DUBR lol...p.s. that's just a MYTH!


TheBrokenSilence
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DUDE IS NOT BLACK! MAYBE HALF! I'M HALF AND HAVE BLACK AND HAVE BLUE EYES BUT NOT BLONDE HAIR! HIS MOTHER NEEDS TO STOP LYING! HE IS HALF NOT 100%



TheBrokenSilence
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DUDE IS NOT BLACK! MAYBE HALF! I'M HALF BLACK AND HAVE BLUE EYES BUT NOT BLONDE HAIR! HIS MOTHER NEEDS TO STOP LYING! HE IS HALF NOT 100%


Realityset
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This guy is BLACK!!Ya,right!! He might think that he is black because he was raised with his supposed to be father. But we all know, momma cheated. To be serious this has happen before with some twins. One was black and the other one was white. They was born like that, so that tell us that this can happen. I seen a movie about a University Professor, who stared ANTHONY HOPKENS. His true story was the same as this guy. He was black and a boxer and he lived as a Jewish white man for over 40 years. I don't know about you, but it sounds like the movie. ANTHONY HOPKENS is the star and I can't remember the name of the movie. Check out this movie, IMITATION OF LIFE. It's an old movie.


flygirlph
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@Realityset that's exactly what my post said IMITATION OF LIFE I love that movie and also TRICK BABY is kinda like that too.


iluvyellaboys

iluvyellaboys
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MTO don't ya'll think the story of the guy killing his girlfriend should have trumped this story? dang................! this was nothing!


lonnydan
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I HATE WHITE LOOKING LIGHT MUTHAFUKKERS LIKE THIS THAT TRY TO PASS THEY MAKE ME SICK. THIS STINKING BUFFER LIGHT SKIN RACE, MULLATOES, HALF BREEDS WHAT EVER U WANT TO CALL THEY NASTY AZZ AND THEY ARE NOT BLACK ANYWAY THEY ARE MIXED SO LETS GET THAT STRAIGHT AND I DONT GIVE A FUKKKK ABOUT NO FUKINNNNN ONE DROP RULE. THATS THE WHITE NAB'S RULE AND I AS A BLACK PERSON MAKES MY OWN RULES ON WHO IS BLACK. LIKE I SAID IF YOU HAVE ONLY ONE WHITE PARENT THEN U ARE NOT BLACK BIIIITCHES U ARE MIXED, A MUTATION. THESE MULLATOES ARE EVIL AS FUK ALWAYS GOING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE WHITE AND BLACK RACE OR WHATEVER, WHEN ITS CONVIENIENT FOR THEIR PUSSY AZZES. AND MOST FULL BLACK PEOPLE AR SO GODDDAMN DUMN THAT WE ASPIRE TO BE LIKE THEM, FUK THEM AND EVERYTHING ELSE. TIS SICKENING CAUSE WE HATE THE 100% PURE DARK KINKY HAIRED AFRICAN LOOKING ONES. WE LIKE THESE WATERED DOWN FILTHY GOOD FOR NOTHING, WRINKLED SKINNED WHEN THEY GET OLD, MANIPULATIVE SCUM OF THE EARTH MUTATED MUTHAAAFUKA. WELL I SAY FUKEM ALL AND THEY ARE NOT APART OF THE REAL BLACK RACE NO MATTER WHAT NONE OF YOU IDIOT BOX BIIIITCHES THAT HATE REAL AFRICAN DARK LOOKING BLACKS SAY. YOU ALL CAN SUCK THE SHIIIIT OUT MY AZZ.


HUEmanbro
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Who cares. He wanted to be a sell out and pass anyway. Wentworth miller don't have a problem admitting he's black. But the black gene is dominate beacuse if he don't show up in you can possibly show up in your kids. That's how strong the black gene is and that's why hitler was killing SEMITE/mulatto Jews.


lonnydan
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ANYBODY THAT IS MIXED RACE, GOD PUT A CURSE ON YOU. YOU ARE FUCKED UP, PROBLEM, SCREWED UP....UM WELL I CANT EVEN CALL YOU HUEMAN BEINGS....JUST THINGS...ANIMALS AT BEST...FUK YA


lonnydan
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AND THESE FUKING BLACK MEN WHO CALL THEMSELVES ACTIVEST AND BLACK ACTIVIST AT THAT SHOULD BE SPEWED AND SPIT OUT AND DISOWNED BY THE BLACK RACE. THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO FUKIN RIGHT TO CALL THEMSELVES BLACK. SHAME ON YO MUTHAFUKIN MAMAS PUSSY FOR PUSHIN U OUT ... THEY ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH I DONT KNOW IF I HATE THEM OR THE FILTHY OFFSPRING THEY BRING FORTH MORE.


iluvyellaboys
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@ Lonnydan As a mixed girl I should be offended, but i pity you, your mad cause girl like me got chose over girls like you your whole life, and your bitter and angery.......I truly pity you......... My nieces and nephews are mixed as well but some are darker and they are beautiful! I glad I had a strong foundation to teach me and my whole family, that we are all beautiful no matter what, evidently that wasn't the case in your house! but don't be mad at us be mad at you mom and dad...........get over it! you pitiful, pitiful creature you.......at least you know God loves you (smile) ............Thanks big mama and pa pa,and daddy you raised a winner!


shawtyza10
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this mutha aint black!


sweetestthing
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Am I the only one who paid attention in biology class. What color a child is and eye color and those things are based on DOMINANT & RECESSIVE genes. Look at Victoria Rowell's daughter, she has blond hair and blue eyes, obviously her father's genes dominated(because Victoria's first husband was White). I know a couple that both of them are bi-racial(half Black and half Caucasian) and the child looks very Causasian. I can't stand when I hear black people say such ignorant things.


flygirlph
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@lonnydan Can you do all of us a favor and go seek some professional help? You are hurting so deeply and I feel sorry for you because you're bitter at lightskinned people and most of the light people in the world don't even know you!! Why are you so mad at them??


hotamale
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A lot of you must be really really young and inexperienced. There have been many blacks who were bi-racial, light enough and had keen enough features that could pass for white. Just because you don't see black in him doesn't mean it is not there. Just think about it. If for example a light skinned black guy with small features and hair that is not so tight has a baby with a white woman who has straight hair and keen features, the baby would more than likely look like a white person. It is very possible that this guy is half black and there are many blacks in the entertainment industry and through out history who could and some have, pass for another race besides black. You probably would not believe that a few of our US presidents had black lineage either. But it pays to read a book besides the KJV Bible, black folks


thetruestfaith
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He's only half black.



b26sugar
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I agree "antidumb". I think this will be an interesting story also. There have actually been more people to do this than we may think. When it comes to mixing races, you never know what the result will be.


WakeUpCall
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Why is he black now that he wants to make money off his book? if i were him, i would just keep on passing since there is so much priviledge from being of the white race and stop pimping the drop of black blood that he has. his father is obviously of mixed race who only gets involved with white women


x2deffbaby
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look at the whitest blonde hair,blue eyed person and look at the darkest person you know.......all are the same because WE ALL CAME FROM AFRICA!GET A CLUE!it's also said that if you have curly hair(whether you are white,indian,asian,native american,etc)you have black lineage somewhere in your gene pool(ask a TRUE hair stylist)


V8SPLASH
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his nose looks looks like my fams nose (we are all black) his nose is not slim


trueSTARs
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ahh, the real jews r black. migrated to europe from africa n converted whitey. now whitey running with it like he's the original. dude above is a caucasian.


Lockstress
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So let's use him to infultrate and find out what in da hell is going on with the latest comeback on nooses? Huh...how bout that! Oh and thanks for blowing his cover MTO! And for all of those folks that are shocked...don't be...two colored folks can make white...white can NEVER make black!


halfapino
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@lonnydan I was actually in a pretty lousy mood today, but you made me LAUGH OUT LOUD. I mean seriously? Don't hate 'cause we got the good hair. And anyway, I tell my son he's filthy all the time,lol! Oh and try spellcheck please and now for more insane ramblings.....


Lockstress
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@wakeupcall...I bet he's got stories to tell boy! I'd make a career out of going undercover and exposing racist muthaphuckers all day! Work for a year, quit and pull out the undercover videos!


blackdaddy1696
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HE LOOKS LIKE THAT DUDE FROM THE TV SHOW SCRUBS!


BluBoy
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What it comes down too is people are going to judge you based on what race YOU Look Like...not what race one or both of your parents look like...I think he should just ride the rest of his like out as a jewish white person because he looks it...I do think that too many mixed folks change like the seasons on what race they want to identify with when they are going through a Pro-Black faze or when they want to suck up to white folks by only saying they are mixed with white if they cannot pass...Mixed folks like that are really mentally ill and need a diagnosis... And most Beautiful people that I've found really attractive have come from 2 black parents that are of African descent...Lets not forget that lightskinned blacks are still of African Descent not all lightskinned blacks are BI-Racial or have a white parent...Too many blacks and mixed folks are just confused because white people want non-whites to aspire to be them because Whites truly have an inferiority complex because they have recessive genes...


WakeUpCall
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@Lockstress. I don't need stories because i've experienced it first hand by the actions of racist in corporate america who are pretending they are fair minded. there are 100's of thousands of other black people experiencing the same racism and don't want to acknowledge it for fear of losing the few crumbs they are getting. he needs to write another book on what black people need to do to bring the entire race up and not just a handful


SmokinAce74
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How is this man black!


8Balls
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Am I the only one who laughed out loud at this whole thing.....LMAO!!!!!!!!!!


8Balls
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SMH @ Lonnydan......It never ends.


PleasurepLover
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Well if you prefered to be white man for twenty years and look exactly like a white then you are white. And you continue to be since you werent proud enough to represent. White folks kill me. Just because one of your parents are Black does not automatically make you Black. Come on people. Your not living under "Masa's rules" anymore. This muthaf*cka is a d*nm Jew. Look at him.



_SouthernGurl_
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It is obvious that the people on here do not get out much. Down here in the south there are a lot of people who look like they are white but are black. Especially in Louisiana, have you people not seen Devil in a Blue Dress. My ex's family looks white and you have to argue them down about not being white.


PleasurepLover
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Oh yeah, Im Egyptian and Black. My father has mixed Egyptian Blood. Some from European lineage and some from African lineage. And my mother African American. But never has my father claim to be Black. And there are a lot of Egyptians that look this way. Me to start.


BluBoy
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@PleasurepLover Egyptians are of African descent unless they look Arabian...and even then they are not a pure race...


azanakamili
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Egypt is in AFRICA people! Come out of that stuff they taught you in school and research on your own. There are so many children today that believe Egypt is in a place of it's own. They don't realize that it's in Africa. Sad as hell. I have a white friend that was born in Africa and later moved to some European country. She will not admit for the life of her that she is African. Why? If you were born there, then you are African. It's not about skin color. EGYPT IS IN AFRICA!


BluBoy
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@azanakamili I agree with you...When I was in school Every WHite teacher who taught me about the Ancient Egyptians said that they were Caucasian...but I knew better, that they were African cause I could just look at any World Map and see Egypt is in Africa...and that the Ancient Egyptians had African Features and drew themselves as people of Color...But you're right that the more Arab looking Egyptians are Africans as well...


jhaney
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If he is black so is Jackie Chan.


niemtel
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WHO CARES I SEEN THIS GUY ON MONTEL.


sweetestthing
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If any one has a chance, they need to rent the movie HUMAN STAIN with Anthony Hopkins and Wentworth Miller. This movie lasted about a week in the movie theatres because people weren't ready for it.


sweetestthing
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You have many middle eastern people and latinos that will slit your throat if you even suggest to them that their lineage includes Africans. Meanwhile, some of the traditions that they have in the old country inlcudes african tribal dances.


sweetestthing
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How pathetic is it that in 2007 some of these posts are talking about nose shapes and good hair.


soreal
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@ azanakamili Yes, Egypt is in Africa. However, the world sees North Africans as white. If you ever read the demographic classifications of race, white or Caucasian people include Europeans and north Africans. This was a racist attempt to deny the intelligence of African people. If you really want to read something that will blow your minds, read Black Athena: the Afro-Asiatic Roots of Classical Civilization. This explains everything. As for this dude being black, he could very well be. We are a diasporic people with many shades of blackness. I see it in my own family. My parents only had three children (my sisters and myself) and we are all a different shade and have different facial features. Both of my sisters have naturally curly hair and I have long, and very coarse hair. Black is black y'all. The only "pure" black folks living in this country are those straight from the Motherland or from the islands off of Alabama (the Gullah people).


LadIIeRetRo
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WOW..SEE ME iM BLACK MYSELF BUT FOR SOMEONE TO GO AND tHINK AND ACT ANOTHER RACE THAT THEY ARE NOT IS SERIOUSLY WRONG YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF WHERE YOU COME FROM AND WHO YOU ARE!!


DustBunnii
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that look like shia lebeouf.


STAYPOPPIN01
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These people know that if they say they are black, opportunities from whites will dry up overnight! Because we are designed to believe that whites have the monopoly on opportunities. If someone approaches you with a network marketing opportunity go for it. It's a affordable way to start a business and become independent from the white man. As with any business it will take 1-5 years to do it, but it's the only way for the common man not have to rely on the white man to eat !!!


Poohmon02
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I dont know, the book sounds a lot similar to another book called "My life on the color line" the book about a guy who mother was white and father was black during the fifties and sixties, anway he passed for white also, he also lived on the white side of town until his mother abandoned him and his brother, so his father moved in with his grandmother(his father's mother).



quelinda456
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For all you saying he doesn't look black. My little brother is half black and half white. He looks straight up like a white boy! My mother reminds that boy EVERYDAY that he is black! Just because your skin looks white, you are BLACK! BTW this guy was on Oprah a really long time ago so this story is old...


lay2dee
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i dont think i believe this his features look nothing like a black man


sierra714
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oh yea. i seen him on montel not to long ago. he was on there along with this black girl who hated black people. she was crazy. but he was talking about how when he was among the "elite" white people, how they would be talking bad about black people, and thats the reason why he finally came out and said that he was half black. lonnydan u need a psychotherapist honey...wow, u have a alot of built up anger........


real-deal
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My kids are mixed (black and white) and my daughter looks puerto rican and my son looks white in coloring (blonge & blue eyed, pale skin) but has black features. It makes them NO LESS black or white. Why must they choose, they are both its juat a fact....why should they ever have to choose?? They are Gods children and they are made in his likeness PERIOD


Yo_Mammy
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LOL@ his Black "activist" daddy, friends with Malcolm X and married to a white woman, LOL! Reminds me of that one movie (I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, I think?) where the Pro-Black revolutionary dude was married to a white woman w/white kids, LOL! "Bean pie my brotha?" LOLOL!!!!!


real-deal
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where was his black activist , socially conscience father when his son was so internally conflicted about his own identity?? maybe try starting at home bra


januaryreign
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Nothing personal, but I am sick and tired of hearing yet another "tragic mulatto" story done over and over again...one black parent, one white parent, and how biracials have it so hard, blah blah blah. Give us a break already.


Spectacularisfine
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I saw him before, but i can't remember where?


jhaney
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quelinda456 Flag post For all you saying he doesn't look black. My little brother is half black and half white. He looks straight up like a white boy! My mother reminds that boy EVERYDAY that he is black! Just because your skin looks white, you are BLACK! BTW this guy was on Oprah a really long time ago so this story is old... So your saying your mother had sex with a white man and still had a black son so if she would have had sex with a Asian man would she have still had a black son. He doesn't look black because he isn't black he is mixed just like obama just like halle berry its funny how since one of your parents are black that automatically makes you black.


YusefX
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yall would make willie lynch proud if you look at the nose, eyebrows,ears,cheekbone structure. You can see negroid in him but the hair and his skin is straight up caucasoid. I dont know how you could lie about your heritage like that though, thats shameful


peace704
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this is sad, what this man did just goes to show you that in this day and age a lot of our people still doesn't get it. You can pass for whatever you want but, you are what you are period and there is nothing you can do about it.


SoThenISaid
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My nephew looks straight up Italian, with fair skin and dark black hair. NOBODY ever could guess that his mom is black. He never claimed otherwise, but if you didn't know, you would see a cute white kid with dark hair and big brown eyes. Genes are funny that way. I guess a lot of people ditched science classes....everyday of their school careers. What's the problem with him writing a book, again? Writing can be cathartic. If other people didn't write about their experiences, how would we share stories with the rest of humanity? If anything, black people should know to value telling the stories of our experiences: good, bad, shameful, redeeming, triumphant, tragic. Did people study history, read about griots in here? In modern times, we use something called books to tell our stories. I guess other black authors should have just "dried their tears" about their lives? Whatever. Buy a clue, a little empathy and some sense. Maybe some are jealous that he can string a sentence together, and actually write a book. Black people - get it together. And I am not talking about all of us...just the ignorant people. I refuse to say all black people need to get it together, 'cause the truth is, many of us do have our heads on straight.


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Shesaidafterwards
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I agree with "ThenI Said". I look white but im not. in fact to put even more plainly im black. i have red hair (natural) black eyebrows and dark eyes but yet people. people are very ignorant to see that people of color revolves around many different shades of "black". my boyfriend is dark skinned and has nothing but white features and curly hair and when people see us together they sometimes turn their noses up because they THINK we're interracial. you all are very IGNORRANT AND DUMB TO THINK THAT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN'T SEE IT YOU CAN'T BELIEVE IT! VERY IGNNORANT!


Mizzy99
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people he is biracial, he is BLACK!! just because you can't see it doesn't mean that he is isn't. there are some dark skinned african americans with facial features not considered black (nose lips) so why assume that if someone doesn't have particular features that their not black?? his story was on BET today (sunday)



shelly78945
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where was his black activist , socially conscience father when his son was so internally conflicted about his own identity?? he is not a qualified father. seekingsugar.com


blackizbeautiful
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Wow that's crazy! I can't even see the black in him and that is saying a lot because I can usually spot black in anybody! Before he revealed it, I said that Wentworth Miller (the star of "Prison Break") was mixed, and next thing you know he said that he had a black father.


darkbrownsuga
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I do see some black in him but I can see how he pass for white also.


BeReal
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I'M GOING TO JUST BE REAL ABOUT IT. HE ISN'T A BLACK PERSON. THE WHITE MAN CREATED A RULE THAT IF YOU HAVE ANY...ANY, BLACK IN YOU , YOU ARE BLACK. THAT'S LUDICRIS. HE ONLY SAID THAT BECAUSE HE WAS SO FULL OF HATRED THAT HE DIDN'T WANT EVEN THE MIXED KIDS TO BE CLOSE TO HIM. SO YOU ARE WHAT IS EXPRESSED IN YOUR LOOKS. AND THIS GUY LOOKS PURE CAUCASIAN. I MEAN LOOK AT MARIAH. I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE HER MUSIC, TALENT AND ALL BUT SHE IS WHITE. SHE HAS ALWAYS ASSOCIATED WITH BLACKS. SHE LOVES BLACK MUSIC. BUT SHE IS STRAIGHT UP WHITE. NO BLACK FEATURES IN HER. THE SAME WITH JENNIFER BEALS. AND TO BE HONEST, TAMIA. AND QUINCY JONES OLDER DAUGHTER WITH PEGGY LIPTON. THEY ALL LOOK WHITE. NOW HALLE? SHE LOOKS LIKE A MULATTO HALF BLACK. SHEMAR? THE SAME. MEL B? HALF BLACK LOOKING. BUT THIS GUY AND THE GUY FROM PRISON BREAK? THEY WHITE TO ME. YES IF SOCIETY FINDS OUT HIS "HERITAGE" HE'S BLACK. BUT LOOK AT THIS GUY HE LOOKS AS WHITE AS A WHITE PERSON. I LOVE MY BLACK PEOPLE BUT WOULD I TAKE THE WHITE PATH IF I COULD? H!LLS YEAH I WOULD SO MY LIFE WOULD BE EASIER! ALMOST HALF OF BLACK WOMEN HAVE NEVER BEEN MARRIED. ALMOST HALF! WTF IS BLACK MEN DOING? WHILE ONLY 16% OF WHITE WOMEN. SH!T I COULD BE MARRIED RIGHT NOW! AND SO COULD MOST ARE ALL OF MY PROFESSIONAL FEMALE FRIENDS WHO HAS BEEN HOLDING OUT FOR RESPONSIBLE BLACK MEN. WHEN I GO OUT TO EAT I WOULDN'T HAVE TO EAT ALONE. I COULD BE LIKE ALL THE WHITE LADIES IN THE RESTAURANT AND HAVE MY HUSBAND AND FAMILY WITH ME. OR AT THE PARK HAVE MY HUSBAND AND FAMILY WITH ME. ALOT OF BLACK MEN HAVE DROPPED THE BALL AND IT'S AFFECTING THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. AND I REALLY DON'T BLAME THIS MAN FOR CHOSING NOTHER PATH BECAUSE IT MADE HIS LIFE ALOT EASIER RATHER TO BE GENERALIZED FOR ALL THE MISHAPS OF THE BLACK GUYS WHO ARE MAKING THE GOOD ONES LOOK BAD. JUST MY LITTLE 2 CENTS.


BeReal
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IF THIS MAN CUT HIS HAIR LOW HE'S LOOKS AS PURE AS WHITE AS GEORGE WASHINGTON. WELL H#LL HE DON'T EVEN HAVE TO DO THAT CAUSE WHETHER Y'ALL KNOW IT OR NOT ALOT OF WHITE PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE STRAIGHT HAIR. THEY ARE BLOW DRYING THEIR STUFF DAILY. I KNOW CAUSE I TALK TO THE WHITE WOMEN AT WORK AND THEY TALK ABOUT HOW FRIZZY AND CORSE THEIR HAIR IS. This guy IS white.


IcanPaint
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Damn, why be so focused on trying to dissect this mans race! Chill out! How about actually buy the book (instead of reading only 2 paragraphs)and read into his story before judging. Hardly anyone in this world is 100 percent anything!


jhaney
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After reading many of these comments justin timberlake(who has two white parents) could claim he was black and some people on here would actually agree with him. And start saying things like he moves like a black guy or he got a black nose lol thats why i am going to Africa at least they don't believe a white woman can give birth to a black man.


focus
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He wasn't pretending. The man is biracial and his white genes were evidently dominant. Barack Obama's father's genes were dominant and what do people call him? A black man. Halle? A black woman. Mariah? A white woman. And on and on and on.... He owes no explanations to me but I believe he wrote this book to find his own identity. Barack went thru that too. You need at least one parent to mirror who you are, what you are and to form your identity without ending up with low self-esteem and people trying to categorize you. If it were me who looked like him, I'd say I was of mixed race but would not label myself as being just black. He's already denied part of who he is. You'll notice every mixed race child/adult who are torn to shreds about who they identify with are primarily from dysfunctional homes. The Derick Jeters of the world don't have such problems because they had both parents there to help them identify plus were nurtured.


keely-jai
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@ lonnydan get a life...i'm half black/filipino and sweetie i'm blessed. i don't have/never had any identity problems, i'm not screwed up. i'm beautiful because i'm a mixture of two great races. all mixed people are gorgeous in my eyes, and soon the u.s. will be one huge melting pot of races... im definitely getting this book, seems like an interesting read...


MANSEMINOLE
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THE MAN LOOKS LIKE HE HAS SOME BLACK IN HIM. AND IN TRUTH, HE COULD NOT PASS FOR A TRUE WHITE PERSON IN THE AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE. HE HAS CURLY HAIR, OLIVE SKIN, A SLIGHTLY WIDER NOSE THAN A TYPICAL WHITE PERSON AND HIS HAIR IS DARK! AND ALSO, EVEN THE COLOR OF HIS EYES, DESPITE BEING LIGHT BROWN, IS NOT TYPICAL LOOKING TO ME, IT LOOKS DIFFERENT. I SAW HIM ON "MEET THE FAITH" ON BET AND HE LOOKS MIXED FROM CERTAIN ANGLES OF HIS FACE, IF U LOOK LONG ENOUGH U CAN TELL. BUT TO ME, WENTWORTH MILLER ON "PRISON BREAK" LOOKS WHITER THAN HIM AND COULD PASS EASILY. WENTWORTH MILLER HAIR IS STRAIGHTER AND HIS FEATURES ARE MORE KEEN AND HE HAS BLUE OR GREY EYES, BUT IF I LOOK AT HIM LONG ENOUGH I COULD TELL HE HAS SOME OF BLACK IN HIM. BUT THE MAN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ON "MEDIA TAKE OUT", SAID AS A CHILD IN GRADE SCHOOL THE WHITE STUDENTS ASKED HIM TO COME SIT WITH HIM DURING CLASS AND THATS HOW IT ALL BEGAN FOR HIM PASSING AS WHITE, HE JUST FELT MORE CONFORTABLE WITH WHITE PEOPLE, THEY BE FRIENDED HIM FIRST. AND HE SAID ON BET THAT HIS FATHER DID NOT KNOW HE WAS PASSING SO HE WAS FAKING THE FUNK TO HIS FATHER. AND HIS FATHER LOOKS MULATTO, SO THIS MAN, LIKE MARIAH CAREY, WENTWORTH MILLER, ARE ONLY ABOUT A QUARTER OF BLACK, WHICH IS A LOT OF BLACK, BUT IT SOMETIMES DONT SHOW UP IN A MIXED RACE PERSON'S CHARACTERISTICS. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, MOST BLACK AMERICANS HAVE SOME TYPE OF WHITE OR NATIVE AMERICAN IN THEIR ANCESTRY SOME WHERE, SO IF U HAVE WHITE IN YOUR PAST ANCESTY, AND U MARRY A WHITE PERSON, THEN YOUR KIDS ARE MORE WHITE THAN BLACK,EVEN IF THEY LOOK LIKE HALLE BERRY, HOLLA!


polo617
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they had a profile on him yesterday on the BET show Meet the Faith. I guess his black genes where not as strong as the white ones


bootswiththefur

blackqueens
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I am so shocked. i had 2 really think twice. because he looks white. i guess the saying dont judge a book by its cover, truly holds up here. well at least in the end he leard to embrace his race. Because black is truly a beautiful and powerful thing.. BlackQueens


Tall_and_chic82
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he looks african american...sum folks think skin pigment determines race...and for that they r idiots.


shannelav
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They do have black feature(mariah carey and this man) but NONE OF YOU CRUSTY NEGGAs can see it cause all you people are color struck.



jwseed
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One of the "blackest" people I ever knew had a white mother AND father. Race ain't in the genetics, it's all culcha!


AllPeople
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. THE FACTS are as follows: 1) It is often a surprise for people to learn that, in reality, there is actually No Such Thing As a “Light Skinned Black” person. 2) Very few people seem to be aware of the fact that the term “Light Skinned Black” is really nothing more than a racist oxymoron created by Racial Supremacists in an effort to forcibly deny those Mixed-Race individuals, who are of a Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed (MGM-Mixed) lineage, the right to fully embrace and to also received public support in choosing to acknowledge the truth regarding their full ancestral heritage and lineage. 3) The people who have been slapped with the false label and oxymoronic misnomer of “Light Skinned Black” person are simply Mixed-Race individuals — who are from families that have been CONTINUALLY Mixed-Race THROUGHOUT multiple generations. 4) Seeing that every other Mixed-Race group is allowed the dignity of receiving support in having itself referred to by the term that it most prefers – the question becomes “Why should the situation be any different for those Mixed-Race individuals who are of an Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed (MGM-Mixed) lineage?”. 5) If an MGM-Mixed individual would like to be referred to by the term ‘Mixed-Race’ (which is what they actually are) rather than by that of “Light-Skinned Black“ (a term, which, once again, has the racist-origin of being nothing more than an oxymoronic-phrase that was both created and coined by Racial Supremacists in an effort to try to deny these Mixed-Race people their right to and support in publicly acknowledging and also embracing their FULL-Lineage) there is no reason that they (like every other group on the planet – whether these groups are Mixed-Race or not) should not be allowed the right to choose the term that society uses in referring to them (and to have their full-lineage acknowledged within that term). . RELATED LINKS: . http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4160 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4157 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/3331 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1399 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2511 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1402 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1003 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/3998 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4065 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/3999 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1400 . ALSO …. here is a brief COMMENTARY on … the constant misapplication of the racist ‘One-Drop Rule’ ** (to the people who are of any part-Black / Mixed-Race Lineage): [** PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FACT THAT : The racist ‘one-drop’ “rule” was made ‘illegal’ in the U.S. in 1967 by the U.S. Supreme Court via the ‘Loving vs. VA’ case (i.e. The ‘Loving’ case) – where the U.S. Supreme Court ruled ... --- 1) All ‘Anti-Miscegenation’ Laws found throughout the U.S.; --- 2) The racist ‘VA Racial Integrity Act’ (upon which most of the anti-miscegenation ‘laws’ were founded); and --- 3) The ('black-lineage mocking' and exceedingly) racist ‘One-Drop Rule’ (upon which the ‘Act’ was based.) … as being ‘UN-Constitutional’ (i.e. illegal, banned, etc.).] . Listed below are links to data on the Historical MYTH of a Color-Based / Slave-Role HIERARCHY — as well as the Urban LEGEND of Paper-Bag, Blue-Vein and Other Allegations of Features-Based Entry ‘TESTS’: . http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4153 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4154 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2885 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2511 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1400 . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . – AllPeople (AP) G.i.f.t.s. soaptalk@hotmail.com Founder and Moderator of the following online Lineage-Discussion Communities http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MGM-Mixed http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FGM-Mixed http://www.youtube.com/user/APGifts http://www.facebook.com/allpeople.gifts . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . SOURCE: . http://www.facebook.com/notes/allpeople-gifts/the-facts-on-mixed-race/321878451159708 .