How much sub-saharan african ancestry do you need to be considered black?

So lately with all of the protest going on i've been seeing a lot of people that dont really look black to me, walk around with sign like: 

"My children should dream to be an astronaut NOT to stay alive!"


And people who dont look very black to me being interviewed stating: "As a black..."

Just wondering what it takes to be considered black in the US.

Is it anyone except people of western-european, UK and irish descent?

1 Answer

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You need a certain amount of melanin in your skin

    There are no metrics for "how much subsaharan ancestry", and it really doesn't matter. You either have an allele or two or you don't

    • oscarfrtg1 month agoReport

      Could you further explain how much melanin you need? And what allele is?

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