okay i figured out how to phrase this and its a doozy
disclaimer: no hate towards op, this is a great learning opportunity and the point brought up is something that should be addressed and anyone who wants to know more should read this and this
i just don't agree with the idea that no white passing poc exist, especially bc america’s system of race is too complicated. but what’s not complicated is that one’s race are their physical appearance and how others perceive them.
i’m brownskin, i have a flat and big nose, i have coily and coarse hair, i have big lips. you can assume i’m black and you’d be right lol. mixed people can vary but most of them are lightskin, have looser hair texture, have lighter brown or light eyes, a more prominent nose, smaller lips for the post part. they are mixed.
someone like halsey (based on the tags) is 100% white passing. you wouldn’t know that she was a quadroon if you just saw a picture of her, but people know because she always says she’s mixed. there are no physical similarities between me and ashley besides having textured hair. she and other white passing people would not be called the n word, she wouldn’t be called a representative of her race, she won’t and hasn’t gone through the same experiences as anyone visibly black. she can live in society as a white woman because that’s how she is perceived.
the issue is a lot of people just found out about the word white passing and have been running with it when tbqh i dont think people understand what it means to be of a race. it isn’t pulling out your closest black relative or claiming mixed identity and saying you got black blood (”how you afro latino with no afro”) or claiming because you’re not #fffff with pin straight blonde hair that you’re ethnic because that’s not how it works
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