Originally Posted by Badbird
I remember Halle Berry (also mixed race) saying in an interview that when she was young, she asked her mom "which is it? Am I black or white?" And her mom said "You're black, because that is how everyone will perceive you, fair or not."
I think that's about all that needs to be said.
Zoe Saldana has also been quoted as saying pretty much the same thing (that she's a black woman), and she's half Dominican and Puerto Rican.
You are how you are perceived in society.