Actress Juliet Ibrahim Is Saddened After Being Called An Half-Caste. Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim has blast her haters for calling her half-caste simply because of her skin color.
Juliet Ibrahim narrated a story of how someone told her she is not “black enough” to be called a black woman because of her skin colour.
However, people usually regard her as half-white and half-black and call her “half-caste” a word she seriously takes as an offense.
She made this known on her post on social media. She posted a very beautiful picture of her self and captioned;
I had a random conversation the other day with someone and it was appalling when he mentioned passively to me that he doesn’t see me as a #Blackwoman ! He argued, you are not “black enough” your skin isn’t dark enough, your hair not kinky enough. And thus my siblings and I do not “count” as Black.
Now this is Exactly, what we are fighting to correct amongst ourselves and the world at large.
I am a black woman! When I’m abroad amongst the whites, I am classified and recognized as a black woman, however, right amongst us Africans I’ll be referred to as a Half-Caste! This is the most derogatory term to describe a person of mixed race or mixed ethnicity.
We are referred to as mixed race or multi-racial! Mixed race people are no less black than their dark-skinned counterparts. So, let’s all say NO to RACISM, TRIBALISM, COLORISM and SEGREGATION. Let’s teach and train our children to grow up and accept people for who they are and not by the color of their skin.