- Sep 29, 2010
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White is a thing of definition just like black, it is indeed a bit of a social construct, dont kill me now, it is not only a social construct, it is based on science but a little bit, what I mean is blackness is defined by having SSA ancestry and a bit of a SSA face or features, but you can have only a afro and pass like Rachel Dolozel who was fully white and just made herself a afro. While to be white you need to be 100% white, even if you look white but you are 10% SSA or native american you are not white to most. That is a historically grown because of the one drop rule and because whiteness is more exclusive then other races, for example you can be a happa and considered asian but you cannot be a happa and considered white, you can be maybe white passing but that means that you are not white but look white or pass as white. I think I could be under some circumstances considered white passing, not to everyone but to some, some could conclude i look white, i was told that, but also treated as if im non white but also sometimes treated as if im white or look white but i dont consider myself white, because im gypsy/roma and my family is brown, i have lighter skin then them and could easier blend in into europeans then them, but because of my dark relatives and my genetics (middle east/northindia) i dont consider myself white, maybe vaguely white passing. But definitions might change and whiteness might become less exclusive and similar to blackness where people with 30% SSA a afro and green eyes and light skin are lightskins. Maybe you can be darkskin white. That is a social construct, do you agree?