this isn't entirely about mariah carey, so maybe thread title is deceptive, but i am about the *biggest* mariah carey fan ever, and i was talking to someone about this earlier today...people love to swear that mariah carey was in denial of the african pt of her heritege during the early pts of her career (until puff daddy, er diddy, came along to escort her into the depths of official blackness in the mid-90s). they point to her skipping through the fields in a flannel shirt in her early videos and refer to interviews wherein mc denied her ethnicity (interviews no one seems to be able to get ahold of a decade later). where did this idea come from?i wonder if these people are blind. do they not see the black folks dancing in the fields with mariah in these videos? or the obligatory chubby black kid in 90% of them? do they ignore the fact that a recurring theme in her visual repertoire is singing with a black choir in a black church? the poor thing has even had videos wherein she sports long, braided extensions and a du rag. and have u seen her entourage? what else does this woman have to do to let people know she considers herself a pt of black america??i really feel bad, sometimes, for extremely light skinned or mixed raced blacks bc its like nothing they do is "black enough" for the rest of the world. i have a cousin who is readily mistaken for white, and she feels the need to enter this sort of black english when she is around other black people (lest she be mistaken for a bourgie b!tch who "thinks shes white"). i've had friends who acted similarly: who insisted on dressing a certain way or speaking certain ways in lieu of a permanent sign that says "I'M BLACK TOO".why does our society make mixed-race people feel the need to pick and choose this way?
i will assume that you were so eager to display to the world your knowledge of logical fallacies that you missed the main idea of the post. the main idea of the post is that mixed raced/extremely light skinned black people (even those that are not mariah) are often made to feel the need to compensate for their skin tones by acting in ways that are an exaggerated extrapolation of "typical" black behavior. i suggested that these feelings are caused by the black community's treatment of its mixed-raced brethren.mariah was cited *purely* as in infamous example of said treatment.nowhere is it stated that these actions infallibly signify blackness. my post does, however, infer that a person engaging in said behavior [in seriousness] is likely acting out of a connection to the black community.on a diff note, based on your conclusion and your interpretation of the post, it's pretty obvious that you have the vindictive mentality that makes other people feel the need to act in the ways described in my original post.
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