How many of ya'll have gotten that "You don't look african" saying?
What's your opinion in it.
When i first came to America; I had many AA and Jamaicians saying that but mostly AA's.
I had many ask me if one of my parents are AA, Jamaician, Carribbean, etc? As if there's something wrong with having two Nigerian parents
One of my friend even had to audacity to tell me that i'm AA but i'm embrasshed to call myself one(what will i be embrasshed of)?
Another told me to claim Jamaician; no Nigerian(that's it's less confusing that way)
I love black people but i don't have to call myself something else just to go with people's idea of what this specific group of black people are suppose to look like
I've asked what they believe Africans are suppose to look like and the answer is Alek Wek(don't know why her name is always the one they mention). I'm still waiting for someone to say Oluchi or Agbani or Iman or Liya Keyede, hell i won't even mind if someone said Akon(seriously). I even tried to make myself look as African as i can be(I worn all the jewels that look african; i don't know how big the Naija/Nigerian logo in my shirt is).
How many of ya'll have gotten that saying? What you think of it?