The term “biracial” implies that an individual is an immediate interracial relationship offspring.
When we see certain celebrities or African-American or African people who are of a slightly lighter skin tone, the assumption is ‘S/he is bi/multiracial’. However, a lot of people of African descent, are not an offsprings of interracial relationships and neither are their parents and/or grandparents.
What does the term multi-generational multiracially-mixed (MGM-Mixed) mean?
Take the case of celebrities like Beyoncé, Nicole Ari-Parker, rapper T.I. Vanessa Williams for instance are not offsprings of an interracial relationship and neither are their parents and/or grandparents. In other words, these individuals do not have a “white” parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent. Therefore, they are not labeled “biracial” by the technical definition of what that infers.
Case Study: Vanessa Williams
In the case of Vanessa Williams, the actress does come from a family that has became mixed-race and continually…
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