does it bother anyone when light skinned or mixed african americans call themselves black?
in my experience other blacks have no problem with it, it is most commonly a problem with white people.
obviously in terms of skin tone they may not be 'black' but in terms of heritage they are african.
ive had several people, especially white girls, tell me im 'not black' and i always find it disturbing that they feel the need to express this opinion, and it is usually mean spirited like an attempt to hurt me.
im not half white and if anything behind african im predominately native american.
i have obvious theories on why this is an issue with people, but since i cant really observe it from an outside perspective i wanted to find out why this bothers some people so much.