what i mean is that I've seen quite a few biracial (half-black/half-?)that you would never guess they are because they don't have even a hint of "black feautures" whatsoever. I don't post pictures or I would post one of a friend of mine as a perfect example.
maybe i'll PM it to you. jennifer beals and wenthworth miller are others.
Oh yeah...I only recently found out about Jennifer being half black. I would have never guessed.
Also Paula Abdul (for example) always looked more Middle Eastern to me.
Now I also remember that kid, tennis prodigy(forgot his name)...mother is Swedish, father black American. His hair was blond(ish) as I can remember.
Jan Silva. his mother is Finnish.
so yeah, that's what I meant.
He can't be half-black.
the way you talk, it makes it seem like describing yourself as black is a precise definition.
obviously, most blacks in the americas have various degrees of mixture in them. yet, in the u.s., at least, we call them black. but it is an imprecisise (though useful) way of describing someone.
it should not be surprising that eartha kitt's daughter could turn out the way she does because eartha probably already has some level of mixture in her - she was light. and if her father was northern european in origin, it's not shocking (or surprising) at all that she would turn out the way she looks.
if i had a kid with a spaniard (who looked like nadal) she/he would probably be darker and look blacker than if i got with a norwegian.
so, i always chuckle when someone with a black american parent is said to be half black as if calling yourself black means you're pure. it doesn't mean that at all.