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“I Am A Black Woman” Juliet Ibrahim Cries Out

Ghanian actress and Film producer, Juliet Ibrahim has taken to the social media platform to correct the impression that skin colour is what defines an African.

While sharing her view about being an African, she referred to the conversation she had with someone who doesn’t see her as a black woman.

According to her, the person argued that she was not a black woman because her skin was not dark enough.

She wrote “I had a random conversation the other day with someone and it was appalling when he mentioned passively to me that he doesn’t see me as a Blackwoman.

He argued, you are not “black enough” your skin isn’t dark enough, your hair not kinky enough. And thus my siblings and I do not “count” as Black.

Juliet Ibrahim Cries Out

Juliet Ibrahim Cries Out
Juliet Ibrahim , Ghanian and Lebanon descent actress says using the term half-caste for mixed-race people like her is derogatory.

She continued by stressing that she is a black woman adding that many Africans see her as a half-caste while white people see her as a black woman.

“Now, this is exactly, what we are fighting to correct amongst ourselves and the world at large. I am a black woman! When I’m abroad amongst the whites, I am classified and recognized as a black woman, however, right amongst us Africans, I’ll be referred to as a Half-Caste.

The Ghanian and Lebanon descent actress added that using the term half-caste for mixed-race people like her is derogatory

“This is the most derogatory term to describe a person of mixed race or mixed ethnicity.

We are referred to as mixed-race or multi-racial! Mixed race people are no less black than their dark-skinned counterparts.”

She further reiterated the need to teach children to accept people for who they are not minding the colour of their skin as she raised her voice against racism, tribalism and segregation.

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