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Is Dwayne Johnson Black? Hollywood Doesn’t Seem to Think So

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By Shakeitta McCord

San Andreas opened last weekend to a flurry of criticism from reviewers with headlines like “How Scientifically Accurate is San Andreas?” “Fact-Checking San Andreas: Are Earthquake Swarms For Real?” Simply put, the disaster movie starring Dwayne Johnson is a hard pill to swallow for some– a gross hyperbole depicting a nearly impossible swarm of earthquakes that rock the state of California, and a one-man rescue team who survives to the end, come hell or high water–and there is some really high water. Yet, these are not the hardest pills to swallow for San Andreas. On the contrary, viewers can appreciate the horrific severity of real-life earthquakes that level whole towns, bury men, women and children indiscriminately, and shatter thousands of lives in its wake. Viewers can entertain the possibility, however small the improbability, of a 9.6 earthquake traveling up the entire San Andreas Fault.

No, the hardest thing to believe about San Andreas is Dwayne Johnson’s all-white onscreen family. His character Ray’s wife and two daughters are Caucasian. His daughters are not ambiguously Caucasian or “mixed-looking.” They are definitely and noticeably white. No kinky, curly hair, no semi-tanned skin. For those unaware of Johnson’s heritage, he is half black and half Samoan (a Polynesian people). His father is an African American former wrestling tag team champion by the name of Rocky Johnson and his mother is the daughter of late Samoan wrestler Peter Maivia.

It doesn’t take an anthropologist to see that Johnson is a Black man. He identifies as Black, yet his race has eluded audiences for years. A season 4 episode of Family Guy perfectly captured the lack certainty of this ambiguously ethnic man when an off-camera voice ponders Johnson’s roots, saying he’s “Black, I think. At least part Black or Hispanic, and possibly Filippino…If he’s Black, it’s definitely diluted. I mean, one of his parents must be white.” Therein lies the general consensus: he’s everything and nothing.

That image is due, in part, to his film roles. The handsome 6′ 5″ actor is routinely cast in racially ambiguous parts. There have been only a handful of movies that stand out as having indicated Johnson’s Blackness. His film G.I. Joe: Retaliation shows him as the father to black children, Walking Tall casts a black man as his father, and Be Cool features the WWE superstar wearing an Afro wig. At the end of the latter film, he also proudly displays his the Samoan heritage by doing a dance from the culture.

Almost all his other roles ignore his ethnicity altogether. It’s not necessary to give him cornrows, dress him in baggy pants, and have him adopt a slang vernacular in order for us to see he is Black, nor is it required to cast him in all-Black films, but at the very least, he should be depicted more in the company of other Black people and appear to actually have something in common with them. His movies Gridiron Gang, The Other Guys, and The Gameplan were a step in the right direction, showing Johnson with a certain fellowship to other Black men, but those films are few and far between.

San Andreas, for its part, did also make efforts in the area of diversity. The best friend of Johnson’s character Ray is a Black man and Ray even has a short exchange with a young African American woman who wears her natural hair in an Afro. Undoubtedly, the latter is an important acknowledgement of the Zeitgeist as it pertains to Black women in present day, yet all those steps in the right direction can’t overcome the glaring whiteness of Ray’s family.

The moment we get a glimpse of Ray’s daughter, Blake, sunbathing by her mother’s large, upscale pool, we are struck by her pale skin on full display. Early in the film we also catch Ray staring longingly at an old photograph of his once-happy family, but it feels disingenuous, as does his phone conversation with his daughter. There’s a disconnect. In a moment intended to be heartfelt, it is hard to feel for his character. It’s hard to buy into the onscreen relationship when you can’t believe that these two people would be related in the first place. It is only later in the film when emotions become heightened that the father-daughter relationship feels authentic.

This is not to say that it is impossible for a Black and white interracial couple to bare children who look entirely white. It has been known to happen. We could assume that this is the reason for Blake’s appearance, but in the case of Dwayne Johnson’s career, the actor is so frequently cast as non-Black, without a racial identity, or in the company of whites only that it is hard to imagine it isn’t intentional.

It’s hard to believe the color of his skin doesn’t play a part. There must be a design here. He’s light enough to pass for other ethnicities or to pass without one, so Hollywood plays it up. In The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King he is an Akkadian, in Hercules he is presumably Greek. Hollywood has done such a great job at creating a racially ambiguous image for Johnson that they were able to cast him as the lead voice for a red-headed white man in the animated movie Planet 51 without raising an eyebrow.

In films like Race to Witch Mountain and Faster he’s just an action star, race be damned! On the surface that seems great. In an ideal world we will see Black actors and actresses get more roles that aren’t contingent on their skin color. We’ll see them cast as more dynamic, unconventional characters. Audiences will see this without giving skin color a second thought. Movies with a Black cast will be movies for everybody, the same as movies with a white cast are. While we are taking steps in that direction, frankly speaking, we just haven’t arrived there.

This isn’t a case of studios accepting Johnson for being Black and not caring about his race. This is a case of them ignoring it altogether and pretending he doesn’t have one. It’s a situation we also see repeated with other biracial actors. Vin Diesel is cast as white or ambiguously ethnic despite identifying as a “person of color.” His father is African American and his mother is Italian.

Prison Break star Wentworth Miller is often cast as white, too. Most people are surprised to learn he is half Black. All of Johnson’s love interests have been either Caucasian, Latino, or Asian. Not once yet has he starred opposite a Black female love interest. Black women are also missing from Diesel’s onscreen romances.

It would be naive to think this is coincidence or that they’ve simply been accepted in traditionally white mainstream lead acting roles. Studios have accepted Denzel Washington as a Black leading man in the mainstream. In contrast, they have ignored Johnson’s and Diesel’s race and packaged them as “other” so that they would be acceptable despite being Black leading men in mainstream roles. And as long as they’re “other” they can be billed with white family and non-Black romantic interests, reach the widest—also whitest—audience, make lots of money, and not offend anyone or put them off.

Studio executives have done all this instead of rightly realizing that Dwayne Johnson is the People’s Champ. His career as an actor was built on the love and widespread acceptance from wrestling fans all around the world with various backgrounds who knew full-well his heritage and never cared that he was half Black and half Samoan. Fans who would pay to see him in anything simply because he is the most electrifying man in sports entertainment. It was never necessary to cultivate an image that denied the existence of evidence of his culture.

In trying to ensure he is appealing to everybody they’ve disconnected him from the people who should find him the most relatable. Here is an extremely hardworking Black man, an action star, the top grossing actor in the world, the biggest name in the business lately, making four movies a year, starring in a new HBO series, all while still putting butts in seats at the WWE as a professional wrestler, and the studios would have the world believe that he’s anything but Black.

The good news is, Johnson has built enough clout in Hollywood that if he spoke up on his lack of Black love interests, Black onscreen children, or Black onscreen identity, someone might listen. At what point does he tell Hollywood, “I am a Black man, let’s just modify this script a bit to reflect that?” We can only hope to see this in the future.

There is a great exchange in Fast and Furious 6 between Tyrese Gibson’s character Roman and Johnson’s character Hobbs when Roman jabs, “Hey Mia, better hide your baby oil” and Hobbs quickly quips back, “You better hide that big a** forehead.” It was a hilarious unexpected moment that demonstrated the type of playful display of masculinity that Black men often exert over one another through insult—a subtle affirmation of Johnson’s inclusion in the African-American culture, and that’s all we ask. Nothing over-the-top, just don’t ignore it.

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149 thoughts on “Is Dwayne Johnson Black? Hollywood Doesn’t Seem to Think So

  1. Olu Hamilton says:

    Yo, man, Rocky Malvia was black, wasn't he. The fact he DOESNT check to black women should not be a criteria.

  2. Clark Khent says:

    This is an absurd article. The fact that you classify the scene where he teases Tyrese as an "affirmation of Johnson's inclusion in the African – American culture" shows that you are more of a problem then a solution. Stop trying to segregate everything and appreciate that an actor of African American descent can be viewed colorless. It would seem Hollywood is progressing faster then you are.

  3. Dave Mills says:

    Leave the Rock and Vin Diesel , and all the others to their own devices. Isn't it an oxymoron to have so many articles promoting Our History and Pride, and then lay claim to people who (if at all) faintly identify themselves as someone as color.

    I grew up like many young Black boys, taught His-tory in school whilst Black History was shrewdly hidden from us. I remember growing up claiming any Pop star, Athlete, or anyone else of stature as Black, even though most denied or deliberately avoided the question of their ethnicity. I'm a strong, Proud Black man who knows his history. WE don't need The Rock, Vin Diesel or anyone else to state their ethnicity. SCREW THEM! The only people we should celebrate are people who actually state they are Black and proud without being prompted. As for the rest, although I respect them for who they, are and what they do. They are as relevant to me (colorwise) as Nordic history.

  4. In "Faster", he acknowledged his Samoan roots, when he visits his mom, and she talks about his Samoan dad. Despite the facts of the article, he has a HUGE fan base of ALL woman, including black woman, who idolize him and lust for him. Just ask my wife! Glenn in the Bronx, NY.

  5. What a dumb article…mixed is mixed….ALSO…the only way a person can come out white if one parent is white and the other is mixed. A pure black person with no admixture and a pure white person with no admixture could never produce a white child UNLESS the black parent is mixed somewhere in the gene pool People always forget that biracial people have kids with white people and can produce a white child. Very common…

  6. Holly Chaney says:

    The rock never claimed that he was black.

  7. What racist one drop/white supremacist trash. There are countless families out there that look like Gaines' in San Andreas. If it makes this author uncomfortable then SHE has issues not Hollywood.

  8. Alana Gaymon says:

    "Wentworth Miller: his father is of African-American, Jamaican, English, German, Jewish, and Cherokee background, and his mother is of Russian, French, Dutch, Syrian, Lebanese, and Swedish ancestry" Please explain to me how that makes him half-black.

  9. Shawn Tafari says:

    Hollywood needs to google who is father is. "Rocky Johnson" for all those who don't know.

  10. Pooky Kuma says:

    Why do you have to point out his race and question it? He isn't playing a black man, he is playing a person, a human. Why do you have to go out of your way to identify him as a specific race? Isn't everyone supposed to be equal?

  11. I understand what you're trying to say, but you are missing the point.

  12. Dawn Hanford says:

    His "dad" in Walking Tall was black and his "mom" was white. No big deal.

  13. Dwayne your apology was greatley ppreciated. Evedentally you and I are slowly going at the right pace. Merci' bouquet monsoir. Call me later today in referance to this evening. Danada. Cheers!
    CJF

  14. But why has he got to be identified as black if he is mixed raced as the article says he has played roles as a black man so what is the big deal he has not identified himself as either I really don't see the issue here and why people are taking offence from it he is clearly mixed race there is no hiding that so what if he can play roles in a movie as a white,black or what ever colour he wants isnt that all the better for him he can portray many different character isn't that what an actor wants so he as the chose.

  15. Inga McGrath says:

    There is no issue here though the writer of the article is attempting to make one. I'm happy to see that the people commenting aren't being lured into her web. The Rock is a man who is making a ton of money from all the hard work he dedicated himself to doing and continues to do to stay in top shape. He can act and he's easy on the eyes.. He also has charisma. What's not to like? I don't see color when I look at Dwayne Johson. I see a man who never disappoints his fans. He has unlimited potential. You want to put him in a box. Stop it!!

  16. So Black men can't be stepfathers to white children?! When I see Dwayne Johnson as a "father" to white children I ASSUME he's supposed to be stepdad. Do movies really need to spell it out for us because some people can't see the obvious. And I don't see how this is an attack on people as I see mixed race- step families all the damn time.

  17. Why is it even an issue. He is a person first. But if you want to split hairs, African Americans can be just as racist as anyone else. As is the obvious with this website.

  18. CB Terry says:

    You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

  19. Most movies he play in are with white families,then Tyler Perry gives him a stupid roll in Why 2,That could have fit a true black man.

  20. Liz Vasquez says:

    This article wreaks of the same BS crap of blacks trying to claim anything with a drop of black blood in their veins…that damn One Drop Rule is peaking it's ugly head up again….He is racially mixed…therefore he is ambiguous in appearance, and rightfully so, why shouldn't he be cast in ambigously roles…why the hell not??!!! I get so sick of black people trying to claim anything with black in them….That nonsense needs to stop…if White people aren't doing it anymore, and they were the ones who started that BS One Drop Rule crap, why the hell are black people still following it???!!!! You always want to blame white people for that rule, what's your excuse now??!!! ….He is ambiguous for a reason, obviously!!! …It's about damn time that Mixed People be recognized for being just that, MIXED!!! …I'm mixed, and I am of Hispanic heritage—in no way possible, was I raised in the black community, and I am also ambiguous in appearance, so why should be a representative of black people in America???!!!! Why???!!!! …Because of the One Drop Rule??? BS!!!! ….That doesn't exist anymore….time to move on people!!!! …Or do you want to go back to being slaves??? …I mean since you can't let the past go and all!!!!

  21. Maybe you should ask Dwayne why he sometimes likes roles based on White or European characters? It seems Dwayne Johnson is more interested in the character or persona, and not the ancestry of the character.

  22. And the real person was White. So he doesn't always bow to the role. He modifies it sometimes. WHich is fine.

  23. Wait a minute…black people are beholden to the whims of white people? So whatever white people decide, black people should follow suit? The question you should be asking you silly woman (Florida, stunner), is why blackness is something seen by people as something to aspire to escape from? Why is blackness devalued when people are doing positive, but emphasized when people do something negative? When Barack Obama was a beloved candidate set to make history, people went out of their way to say 'oh he's bi-racial', even when he himself identifies as black. As soon as there was anything they didn't like, he was the 'black president'. Same with Tiger Woods in his struggle. He ran away from anything black…calling himself Cablinasian. As soon as he got in trouble with his infidelities, he became African-American. Stop it. Nuts are mixed…people are not. And it's not about the one drop rule. It's about the idea that black people accepted each other by and large for decades, and now, you see white people seemingly trying to cherry pick which ones we get to celebrate now. Eff that…should've never tried to make blackness so negative in the first place. Black people emphasize it now because we're not ashamed of it. And no one is going to try to marginalize it now. THAT is why it matters genius.

  24. Bigger picture…why is blackness seen as such a negative to devalue in the first place? White people always speak in the present as if there weren't DECADES of adjustments black folks made because of your laws. Well the remnants of the one drop rule were pride in all of our people, whether they were light or dark as coal. And I see a consistent attempt to take away positivity when blackness is emphasized in a good way and then it gets it gets overly emphasized when someone does something negative, bi-racial or not.

    Also, if we're talking about acting/Hollywood, the reason why people like Vin Diesel and Wentworth Miller feel/felt the need to be ambiguous about their race, it's because if you're seen as black, you largely become pigeonholed in to trifling roles. Diesel made a short movie about that…how he wasn't 'black enough' to be the stereotypes, but not light enough to be a white guy. So THAT'S why there's an issue…but it's always incumbent on black people to adjust to whatever white people decide they want to do/be/feel/think. GTFOH

  25. Yeah, it does. As long as black people continue to get stereotyped and not allowed to portray certain roles, it matters. As long as blackness is negatively emphasized and then de-emphasized when something positive happens, it matters.

  26. We are what we are,there is nothing wrong with being what we are. If the guy has Indian or Black Blood, or whatever in him, then he is what he is. We should talk about race with an open mind. being Black, White or any other variation of races. Race has nothing to do when you talk about anybody. We are what we are. Dwayne Johnson is a great actor, and he has proved himself so many times at it. There is nothing wrong if he is Black, White or any other race or combination of races.

  27. Tara Mills well said mami… and another young man mature here too is a man who agree w/all xavi sayin in his post. true as hell real talk.

    adios
    1
    #LoveMyHispanicBlkMixedBLACKBackground

  28. ROCK IS BLACK with a samoan mother, still blk and glad as he get older as other say, he admit it in recent stories,told by HIM.

  29. BLACK HISPANIC as i am i am still HISPANIC and a BLACK MAN
    and proud of it… ROCK IS OLDER NOW and recent admit he has a samoan mom,BUT IS BLACK from his father, glad he admit it now.
    adios

    #LoveMyBLACKHispanicMANSTATUS

  30. Tara Mills steve i agree as well. hi all! love this article

  31. Steve Jackson love xavier post and steve post on this. My niece from my blk sister who married dale, her white husband(great guy, NON-RACIST AND NOT A REDNECK TRAILER TYPE) their children say what they are. BLACK.
    with a white parent. but are black.and we at our house always knew ROCK is samoan/or white and black,but still is a man of color.
    and that is a man,who is BLACK.

  32. Steve Jackson love xavier post and steve post on this. My niece from my blk sister who married dale, her white husband(great guy, NON-RACIST AND NOT A REDNECK TRAILER TYPE) their children say what they are. BLACK.
    with a white parent. but are black.and we at our house always knew ROCK is samoan/or white and black,but still is a man of color.
    and that is a man,who is BLACK.

  33. Rochelle Rivera-Santos The World Does Not See Mixed People As Black
    Well, let me quickly rebuke that with facts. In South Africa and other parts of Africa along with the continent of South America have a caste system which separate mixed people. Mixed people are seen/defined as coloreds in parts of Africa, and mulattos in South America, so your theories are WRONG! The world means world… and I just named 2 continents that do not see mixed as black! So, rephrase your non-sense!!! Some regions do define mixed as black, but not the whole world.
    1)The one drop rule(which was stupid and moronic) rescinded in 1967, so that dumb law is moot. The reality is that biracial people in general DO NOT experience the black experience. Most fit into what white America deems as less threatening, more attractive, and closer to the European ideal. Mulattos, quadroons, octoroons, mustees, and mustifinos, were all variegated degrees of mixed heritage(black/white). The more white you phenotypically appeared(skin tone, hair texture, facial features)…the higher chances of being powerful and successful. All people (including whites) face some form of racism and prejudice. HOWEVER, mixed people in general DO NOT face the level of racism dark blacks experience. It is a fact in employment, standards of beauty, perceived class, less conflicts with police, less prison sentencing. etc. Biracial and multiracial people usually have an upper hand over blacks in just about every facet of society. There are many empirical studies conducted by credentialed scholars who have clearly concluded in their research that validate and substantiate the facts herein about light skinned privileges. '
    2) Light skinned means MIXED race' for those inquiring minds! Have you heard of multigenerational mixed people? Mixed people marry other mixed people to produce second, third, fourth, etc generation mixed people etc. Vanessa Williams like Halle Barry are biracial. Halle is first generation biracial, and Vanessa is MGM. Pure blacks like Alec Weck and Akon are black people. When you are mixed race that produces light skin and it does not matter how far back it is…those genes don't magically disappear over time like something David Copperfield would perform during one of his magic shows. They get RESHUFFLED in the gene pool but NEVER disappear. This is why dark skinned mixed race blacks can produce light skinned offspring because the white genes are STILL there, and happen to come out in one's phenotype. Easy test for you all if you think I am wrong, look at the first original slaves brought to America…NONE were light skin with soft curly hair, light eyes, and small facial features until…mixing started on the plantations with rape etc. Key word "MIXING". Like I said, light skin means mixed race!
    3) Hispanics
    Many hispanics are MGM(multigenerational mixed) people because the original Puerto Ricans were TAINO indians. They also can be of any race like an American or Canadian. Hispanics are an amalgamation of cultures, but racially speaking, they are of any race. The Spaniards raped the indigenous Indians and black African slaves to produce what we know today as MGM hispanics who speak a European language known as Spanish(from Spain)
    4) Mixed People Privileges Substantiated by Research Findings!
    Now to prove my veracity, lets look at some concrete empirical studies/facts conducted by highly credentialed researchers who use approved evaluative assessment instruments to glean data from employment/income records, public court documents, prison stats, and marriage and adoption records.
    5) Employment and prison difference between mixed and black http://newsone.com/2000618/light-skin-vs-dark-skin/
    6) Adoption prices for biracial children vs black children.
    Biracial children are more expensive and in higher demand than black kids http://www.npr.org/…/six-words-black-babies-cost-less…
    7) Fashion/Standards of Beauty
    Black people especially women do not see images of themselves on the cover of magazines, movie roles, and news castor positions. Watch Dr. Blay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoUecy2umXo
    8) Obama as President
    Obama is our first biracial who served 2 consecutive terms. Now, we all know that this racist country would never elect a black president. Louis Farakan along with a list of black advocates all agree that Obama made it because he is half white, and his dad was born in Africa. He is not an African American in that he does not directly share the African American history. If you look at the long list of "black" pioneers in history most are mixed race. If you read my research above conducted by black and white scholars, it clearly shows that mixed people face less jail time, get hired over blacks with more education, adopted faster, suffer less penalty wages, and more apt to get elected in political positions. Again, research covers thousands of sampled populations which triumph the 3 or 4 people some of you people are referencing! Most people see Obama as biracial…and I rely on studies and research as oppose to someone's personal dogma. http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/04/14/poll-majority-of-americans-say-obama-is-mixed-race-not-black/
    I am making a point that mixed people do benefit from white supremacy regardless of the degree…but it is a fact! So, no offense…but mixed people are not black from a social and biological sense…and I rely on studies and history to prove that they are not the same as blacks. We are people of color, but in our own group! Society definitely sees the difference and I have already supported my position with concrete empirical evidence!

  34. Rochelle Rivera-Santos The World Does Not See Mixed People As Black
    Well, let me quickly rebuke that with facts. In South Africa and other parts of Africa along with the continent of South America have a caste system which separate mixed people. Mixed people are seen/defined as coloreds in parts of Africa, and mulattos in South America, so your theories are WRONG! The world means world… and I just named 2 continents that do not see mixed as black! So, rephrase your non-sense!!! Some regions do define mixed as black, but not the whole world.
    1)The one drop rule(which was stupid and moronic) rescinded in 1967, so that dumb law is moot. The reality is that biracial people in general DO NOT experience the black experience. Most fit into what white America deems as less threatening, more attractive, and closer to the European ideal. Mulattos, quadroons, octoroons, mustees, and mustifinos, were all variegated degrees of mixed heritage(black/white). The more white you phenotypically appeared(skin tone, hair texture, facial features)…the higher chances of being powerful and successful. All people (including whites) face some form of racism and prejudice. HOWEVER, mixed people in general DO NOT face the level of racism dark blacks experience. It is a fact in employment, standards of beauty, perceived class, less conflicts with police, less prison sentencing. etc. Biracial and multiracial people usually have an upper hand over blacks in just about every facet of society. There are many empirical studies conducted by credentialed scholars who have clearly concluded in their research that validate and substantiate the facts herein about light skinned privileges. '
    2) Light skinned means MIXED race' for those inquiring minds! Have you heard of multigenerational mixed people? Mixed people marry other mixed people to produce second, third, fourth, etc generation mixed people etc. Vanessa Williams like Halle Barry are biracial. Halle is first generation biracial, and Vanessa is MGM. Pure blacks like Alec Weck and Akon are black people. When you are mixed race that produces light skin and it does not matter how far back it is…those genes don't magically disappear over time like something David Copperfield would perform during one of his magic shows. They get RESHUFFLED in the gene pool but NEVER disappear. This is why dark skinned mixed race blacks can produce light skinned offspring because the white genes are STILL there, and happen to come out in one's phenotype. Easy test for you all if you think I am wrong, look at the first original slaves brought to America…NONE were light skin with soft curly hair, light eyes, and small facial features until…mixing started on the plantations with rape etc. Key word "MIXING". Like I said, light skin means mixed race!
    3) Hispanics
    Many hispanics are MGM(multigenerational mixed) people because the original Puerto Ricans were TAINO indians. They also can be of any race like an American or Canadian. Hispanics are an amalgamation of cultures, but racially speaking, they are of any race. The Spaniards raped the indigenous Indians and black African slaves to produce what we know today as MGM hispanics who speak a European language known as Spanish(from Spain)
    4) Mixed People Privileges Substantiated by Research Findings!
    Now to prove my veracity, lets look at some concrete empirical studies/facts conducted by highly credentialed researchers who use approved evaluative assessment instruments to glean data from employment/income records, public court documents, prison stats, and marriage and adoption records.
    5) Employment and prison difference between mixed and black http://newsone.com/2000618/light-skin-vs-dark-skin/
    6) Adoption prices for biracial children vs black children.
    Biracial children are more expensive and in higher demand than black kids http://www.npr.org/…/six-words-black-babies-cost-less…
    7) Fashion/Standards of Beauty
    Black people especially women do not see images of themselves on the cover of magazines, movie roles, and news castor positions. Watch Dr. Blay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoUecy2umXo
    8) Obama as President
    Obama is our first biracial who served 2 consecutive terms. Now, we all know that this racist country would never elect a black president. Louis Farakan along with a list of black advocates all agree that Obama made it because he is half white, and his dad was born in Africa. He is not an African American in that he does not directly share the African American history. If you look at the long list of "black" pioneers in history most are mixed race. If you read my research above conducted by black and white scholars, it clearly shows that mixed people face less jail time, get hired over blacks with more education, adopted faster, suffer less penalty wages, and more apt to get elected in political positions. Again, research covers thousands of sampled populations which triumph the 3 or 4 people some of you people are referencing! Most people see Obama as biracial…and I rely on studies and research as oppose to someone's personal dogma. http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/04/14/poll-majority-of-americans-say-obama-is-mixed-race-not-black/
    I am making a point that mixed people do benefit from white supremacy regardless of the degree…but it is a fact! So, no offense…but mixed people are not black from a social and biological sense…and I rely on studies and history to prove that they are not the same as blacks. We are people of color, but in our own group! Society definitely sees the difference and I have already supported my position with concrete empirical evidence!

  35. Juan Angel says:

    Richard Myles BLACK and white= Black in my opine. MY NEPHEW is 17 and is, as he say as others .'I am bi-racial blk." or i am a black teenager.
    All about who you're identifying with,and i am all Latino P.R. my uncle is a black man,who look mixed,and has from slavery white all in the bloodline…
    so chantel steve xavier good post i gotz 2 agree with it,and wentworth is not all white,as he wanted some to believe.
    Rochelle. i agree mamita cuidate ahora 1

  36. Juan Angel says:

    Richard Myles 1 drop rule rich do apply. IT is not obtuse at all.
    simple as that. Glad i was taught by my father and mother that is do apply…Because it do.
    Rock is black with samoan mom.

  37. Juan Angel says:

    Steve Jackson Steve exactly.

  38. Juan Angel read and learn! The World Does Not See Mixed People As Black
    Well, let me quickly rebuke that with facts. In South Africa and other parts of Africa along with the continent of South America have a caste system which separate mixed people. Mixed people are seen/defined as coloreds in parts of Africa, and mulattos in South America, so your theories are WRONG! The world means world… and I just named 2 continents that do not see mixed as black! So, rephrase your non-sense!!! Some regions do define mixed as black, but not the whole world.
    1)The one drop rule(which was stupid and moronic) rescinded in 1967, so that dumb law is moot. The reality is that biracial people in general DO NOT experience the black experience. Most fit into what white America deems as less threatening, more attractive, and closer to the European ideal. Mulattos, quadroons, octoroons, mustees, and mustifinos, were all variegated degrees of mixed heritage(black/white). The more white you phenotypically appeared(skin tone, hair texture, facial features)…the higher chances of being powerful and successful. All people (including whites) face some form of racism and prejudice. HOWEVER, mixed people in general DO NOT face the level of racism dark blacks experience. It is a fact in employment, standards of beauty, perceived class, less conflicts with police, less prison sentencing. etc. Biracial and multiracial people usually have an upper hand over blacks in just about every facet of society. There are many empirical studies conducted by credentialed scholars who have clearly concluded in their research that validate and substantiate the facts herein about light skinned privileges. '
    2) Light skinned means MIXED race' for those inquiring minds! Have you heard of multigenerational mixed people? Mixed people marry other mixed people to produce second, third, fourth, etc generation mixed people etc. Vanessa Williams like Halle Barry are biracial. Halle is first generation biracial, and Vanessa is MGM. Pure blacks like Alec Weck and Akon are black people. When you are mixed race that produces light skin and it does not matter how far back it is…those genes don't magically disappear over time like something David Copperfield would perform during one of his magic shows. They get RESHUFFLED in the gene pool but NEVER disappear. This is why dark skinned mixed race blacks can produce light skinned offspring because the white genes are STILL there, and happen to come out in one's phenotype. Easy test for you all if you think I am wrong, look at the first original slaves brought to America…NONE were light skin with soft curly hair, light eyes, and small facial features until…mixing started on the plantations with rape etc. Key word "MIXING". Like I said, light skin means mixed race!
    3) Hispanics
    Many hispanics are MGM(multigenerational mixed) people because the original Puerto Ricans were TAINO indians. They also can be of any race like an American or Canadian. Hispanics are an amalgamation of cultures, but racially speaking, they are of any race. The Spaniards raped the indigenous Indians and black African slaves to produce what we know today as MGM hispanics who speak a European language known as Spanish(from Spain)
    4) Mixed People Privileges Substantiated by Research Findings!
    Now to prove my veracity, lets look at some concrete empirical studies/facts conducted by highly credentialed researchers who use approved evaluative assessment instruments to glean data from employment/income records, public court documents, prison stats, and marriage and adoption records.
    5) Employment and prison difference between mixed and black http://newsone.com/2000618/light-skin-vs-dark-skin/
    6) Adoption prices for biracial children vs black children.
    Biracial children are more expensive and in higher demand than black kids http://www.npr.org/…/six-words-black-babies-cost-less…
    7) Fashion/Standards of Beauty
    Black people especially women do not see images of themselves on the cover of magazines, movie roles, and news castor positions. Watch Dr. Blay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoUecy2umXo
    8) Obama as President
    Obama is our first biracial who served 2 consecutive terms. Now, we all know that this racist country would never elect a black president. Louis Farakan along with a list of black advocates all agree that Obama made it because he is half white, and his dad was born in Africa. He is not an African American in that he does not directly share the African American history. If you look at the long list of "black" pioneers in history most are mixed race. If you read my research above conducted by black and white scholars, it clearly shows that mixed people face less jail time, get hired over blacks with more education, adopted faster, suffer less penalty wages, and more apt to get elected in political positions. Again, research covers thousands of sampled populations which triumph the 3 or 4 people some of you people are referencing! Most people see Obama as biracial…and I rely on studies and research as oppose to someone's personal dogma. http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/04/14/poll-majority-of-americans-say-obama-is-mixed-race-not-black/
    I am making a point that mixed people do benefit from white supremacy regardless of the degree…but it is a fact! So, no offense…but mixed people are not black from a social and biological sense…and I rely on studies and history to prove that they are not the same as blacks. We are people of color, but in our own group! Society definitely sees the difference and I have already supported my position with concrete empirical evidence!

  39. Juan Angel says:

    Chantel Williams chantele lol yep

  40. The Rock is NOT black he is (Mixed Race). This is the most dumbest article ever.

  41. Xavier Sanchez wow tara icam about xavier. and i agree. my sons are 3 blk boys,now men. 1 still is a teen. my baby boy josh. and my other sons malik, and Ali, are blk. in college, and say they are black-italian. not white and they are proud to be black men. bi-rcial blk men. BLACK men. and i agree about the rock "hiding it." #idiot but good he say it more now in a few recent interview's i've watch.

  42. Steve Jackson He is NOT black he is (Half Caste). He was 50% CREATED and PRODUCED by the Egg Womb and Embryo of a Samoan woman. In reality only two black people can produce a black child the same way that only two white people can produce a white child. Because black is a separate unique race of it's own. It is NOT a product of race mixing or mixed ancestry.

  43. Richard Myles rich you're outnumbered today at least lol good evening

    chantel steve xavier tara is right.and rochelle couple others.
    You're what you are identifying wit' same as my boys. they are not white, they are bi-racial blk with an sicilian-italian mom. my sons are 3 blk boys,now men. 1 still is a teen. my baby boy josh. and my other sons malik, and Ali, are blk. in college, and say they are black-italian. not white and they are proud to be black men. bi-rcial blk men. BLACK men. and i agree about the rock "hiding it." #idiot but good he say it more now in a few recent interview's i've watch.

  44. Juan Angel well said JUAN ANGEL majority on this topic on other sites too agree!
    same as my sons.
    BLACK..
    with a sicilian mom.

  45. Joey Willombe Mitchell It is funny as hell how uneducated people are….and believe in their minds that they know what being mixed is all about. Oh well, none of them on this post can rebuke research. Opinions are just that …opinions….I look at facts that have legal weight…not ramblings from uninformed people!

  46. Chantel Williams You sound like a mentally SICK person. White people cannot produce black children. Only two black people can produce a black child. That is just a genetic and biological fact. The Rock is Biracial.

  47. Paul Klein says:

    chantel is right. and rochelle juan angel, xavier, Steve Jackson and Tara Mills AND Morgan great post here today. glad i stumble on it …
    CHANTEL lol so true on yep u have "regular prudent white good folk like me. and the redneck type we are not redneck,so i can lol at ur post and u r right 100%
    1 DROP OF BLACK BLOOD will apply till we are all in heaven,and thereafter thank god
    Morgan you're a great mom it sound like and my niece has a white father mY BRO. and sis n law… is black. We say and my brother agree she is blk, and identify as such no matter how light her skin is, black and will be a black woman with mixed blood for life. Only a white"yes redneck type loser will try to say other wise."

  48. Paul Klein sorry sir…who has more weight….your vacuous opinion or research? Think real hard!

  49. Juan Angel Black and white = (Half Caste). That is why terms like Mulatto' Biracial and (Mixed Race) exist. Black people have their own seperare unique race. It is not associated with white people. White and black are two different races. So it's not genetically or biologically possible for Biracial people to be black when they are 50% CREATED and PRODUCED by WHITE people.

  50. Daniel Rojas says:

    Chantel Williams funny and gotta co-sign that chantel about gringo red neck type of people. Rochelle. same here.

  51. Paul Klein They are (Half Caste) not black. CREATED and PRODUCED by WHITE people. They where genetically and biologically born MIXED and they will eventually die MIXED.

  52. Daniel Rojas says:

    Paul Klein oh we know that mixed blk is stil BLACK,so paul i agree on that. and the one drop "apply from beginning of time."SO let some who are thinking the complete anti-thesis think,what they want. I am glad it do apply. Always will.

  53. I love you Richard Myles…you are amazing…tell all those dummings something their ghetto asses did not learn in school. Your research blows those assholes out the window…YOU ROCK baby!

  54. Morgan Farantino-Clark i fb u a msg. so you're mom to 3 boys blk. that is a nice thing.and i know i am Hispanic from a mexicana parent, puerto rica dad. we say P.Rican since wow kindergarten.Mom is fine with it and i have as others nieces/nephs who are black.but with hispanic blood too.
    Going to watch his fine ass tonight in WALKIN TALL,1 fine black man who is bi-racial mixed-BLK man. That is what i see the rock as. adios!!!!!!

  55. Christi Montifiore yea christi. i read tyler post and pm'd him to thank him for that. incredible. word up. So true about stand him in the way of a racist white dude then see what happen i agree. good post by tyler. i do agree w/him,on that.Rock is a black man. Will die one day as just that with samoan in him… SAYING "mixed, since the beginning of slavery time for generations on end,do not circumvent it.He is black,and we proudly know it.#MIXED is not white… MIXED when you're 1/2 black is black,simple as that deal with it peeps…#MixedRaceisstillBLACK always has been,as my grandmother say alway will be and she is whiter than the ROCK whose black. with samoan mommy.
    peace out
    1

  56. Christi Montifiore Doesn't matter about the cops. You can't change a persons DNA and parents. The rock is NOT blavl he is (Half Caste) because he was 50% CREATED and PRODUCED by the Egg Womb and Embryo of a SAMOAN woman.

  57. Rock is a black man. Will die one day as just that with samoan in him… SAYING "mixed, since the beginning of slavery time for generations on end,do not circumvent it.He is black,and we proudly know it.#MIXED is not white… MIXED when you're 1/2 black is black,simple as that deal with it peeps…#MixedRaceisstillBLACK always has been,as my grandmother say alway will be and she is whiter than the ROCK whose black. with samoan mommy.
    peace out
    1

  58. Rock is a black man. Will die one day as just that with samoan in him… SAYING "mixed, since the beginning of slavery time for generations on end,do not circumvent it.He is black,and we proudly know it.#MIXED is not white… MIXED when you're 1/2 black is black,simple as that deal with it peeps…#MixedRaceisstillBLACK always has been,as my grandmother say alway will be and she is whiter than the ROCK whose black. with samoan mommy.
    peace out
    1

  59. Take note that the CREATION and EXISTENCE of a Biracial (Mixed Race) individual is unique and different compared to the creation and existence of a black African person. This means that Biracial (Mixed Race) people totally and completely depend on two different monoracial race groups to come together and CREATE them because they are HYBRID humans and cannot create or produce themselves. But on the other hand actual black African people only as in strictly and entirely depend on themselves to create each other. For example if black African people did not mix with other races they would still exist because they are NOT products of race mixing or mixed ancestry. But on the other hand Biracial (Mixed Race) people totally and completely depend on black African people to mix with other races in order to CREATE them because they are direct products and results of "RACE MIXING". Where as black African people are NOT. IMPORTANT point >>>>>>> Black African people are NOT products of race mixing because black is a separate unique race of it's own PERIOD……. So that means that Biracial (Mixed Race) people and black African people are NOT of the same ethnic race. They are basically two different ethnic race groups. In other words Biracial (Mixed Race) people are only DERIVATIVES of the black African race but they are NOT actual members of the black African race. Because in order to be a fully fledged member of the black African race then both of your biological birth parents must be fully black African.

  60. Tara Mills says:

    incredible handsome
    and i agree!

  61. Tara Mills says:

    Damien Alvarez WOW you are amazzzzzzing!!!! and damien my grand dad. whose from D.R. say same so i know you're right,and tell ur grandma what a wise astute woman. we know this.

  62. Take note that predominant (Sub Saharan African) black DNA composition is everything that makes up a black African human being. It is the structure of the bones what is none as MORPHOLOGY together with skin color hair texture and much more. It is an appearance that is unique and different to those who are Biracial/Mixed Race: as in (Racially Mixed). And all of that predominant black African uniqueness is strictly and entirely formed by the DNA composition of that specific race which is entirely made up of that specific race DNA only.

  63. Christi Montifiore Take note that predominant (Sub Saharan African) black DNA composition is everything that makes up a black African human being. It is the structure of the bones what is none as MORPHOLOGY together with skin color hair texture and much more. It is an appearance that is unique and different to those who are Biracial/Mixed Race: as in (Racially Mixed). And all of that predominant black African uniqueness is strictly and entirely formed by the DNA composition of that specific race which is entirely made up of that specific race DNA only.

  64. Tara Mills he right that is why tara.
    i post more below

  65. Damien Alvarez One drop of black blood means that you are 99% WHITE.

  66. Tara Mills Take note that predominant (Sub Saharan African) black DNA composition is everything that makes up a black African human being. It is the structure of the bones what is none as MORPHOLOGY together with skin color hair texture and much more. It is an appearance that is unique and different to those who are Biracial/Mixed Race: as in (Racially Mixed). And all of that predominant black African uniqueness is strictly and entirely formed by the DNA composition of that specific race which is entirely made up of that specific race DNA only.

  67. Damien Alvarez damien you think as i do.
    Enough said… You got this.
    word real straight up talk there.

  68. Steve Jackson A black person is a person who has two black parents. The rock only has one black parent therefore he is not black he is only half black. He is Biracial.

  69. Xavier Sanchez you're a man who is smart. you understand that mixed is a black man still.and no way around it. i lov ur post as my twin gorgeous nephew know what he is too and my niece/nephew, born from my white dutch white brother,and his lovely biz wife, malika whose all black.the children are yes blk and we all are a non-racist family. But it is the truth. say mix all some want. rock is not white and look and is black mixed but still as common sense he is a black man,whose mixed,but nevertheless black.and i love the rock!

  70. Steve Jackson love ur post 2nite steve icam

  71. Christi Montifiore He is only black to you because that is what you want him to be. But in REALITY he is NOT black he is BIRACIAL. He was born BIRACIAL and he will eventually die BIRACIAL. And nothing that you say or do will ever change that. Calling him black won't change the genetic and biological fact that he is BIRACIAL. He was 50% CREATED and PRODUCED by a Samoan woman. Therefore he is just as much Samoan as black. So you can call him black all day long until the cows come home but in the end he will still both genetically and biologically remain to be (Mixed Race). So you are only pretending and lying to yourself when you call him black because in REALITY he is NOT black.

  72. Biracial Awareness. i am another who disagree w/u. but we all think as we do.and tara is right. (hey tara!) damien i know is awesome. read Xavier Sanchez long post love people who realize the truth.and so is handsome guy Steve Jackson and Chantel Williams i agree wit too

  73. Steve Jackson STEVE WHAT U R SAYIN TO BI RACIAL AWARENESS IS ACCURATE. i lov it. and icam on that but we have all our opinion.ya know.
    and i agree with u. insecure?where? i was saying readin that. u r damn fine lookin,and a great lookin BLACK mixed,black man
    and xavier too. tara is very pretty D.R. she is and blk.
    so i see no insecure anything.

    Christi Montifiore lol i have walkin tall on too..lov the actor,the ROCK who is yes black bi-racial mixed..but yep i agree he is nevertheless a black man

  74. Sydney Wellington He is (Half Caste) not black. You can only be a black person if both of your biological birth parents are black. The rock was 50% CREATED and PRODUCED by the Egg Womb and Embryo of a Samoan woman. So it is not scientifically' genetically or biologucally possible for him to be a black person. In reality he is (Mixed Race).

  75. Christi Montifiore Christi. same as me you're right on rock.
    adios cuidate todo
    1

  76. Damien Alvarez Black is when both of your biological parents are black. And in the rocks case he is NOT black because only one of biological parents is black. He is (Half Caste).

  77. The rock is (Half Caste). He is NOT black.

  78. The rock is (Half Caste). He is NOT black.

  79. He is a (Half Caste) individual NOT black.

  80. Paul Klein you're a wise man, Paul.
    Good wording today I read it 2x and i pm you back
    and yes #TheBlackandTheBrown proud to be.
    Rock, more recent embrace being black in article i've saved.
    I met him already 2x and will remain a huge fan. He is black.
    Let others say mixed only. He is a black man,whose mixed race
    Still as Sydney Wellington put it,"nevertheless still a black man."
    adios yall
    1

  81. Damien Alvarez steve and Damien we know what it is,so icam. and if chantel and christi still around you're right. mami's
    adios

    #blackandtheBROWN

  82. Sydney Wellington The reason why he is NOT a black man is because he was 50% CREATED and PRODUCED by a Samoan woman. He is a (Half Caste) man. A Biracial man. A (Racially Mixed) man. You cannot be MIXED and black at the same time because being black defeats the purpose of being mixed and being mixed defeats the purpose of being black. You can only be a black person if both of your biological parents are black. That is why the rock looks different to black people in Africa.

  83. Tara Mills and DAMIEN, word.
    yea they need to just 'deal wit it.'
    Since, the one drop of black blood will remain ,thankfully.
    i met the ROCK 2x,since early 2000s. He know he a black man
    with samoan blood too. Saying"bi-racial/mix do not change it."
    As our president whose mom is gringo pero, still he is a black man
    and a GREAT ONE at that. Love my #blackandbrownpeople No better
    man exist imo
    adios yall
    1

  84. Sydney Wellington SYD, exactly and i pm u back.
    good 2 c u today.
    adios #LOVEMyBlackandBrownPeople

  85. Eva Harris says:

    Christi Montifiore Christi ha ha MORGAN sure did say it today luv her!
    we know what he is sure do ! and Steve, Xavier, Tyler is right… GREAT ARTICLE on the ROCK

  86. Eva Harris says:

    Damien Alvarez Damien you're so right … and i just pm you back on fb

  87. Eva Harris says:

    Steve Jackson hey steve. add me to the list. and i facebook you today and thanks again for gettin back! i agree yep.
    sure do.and Xavier Sanchezyou're just too awesome.

  88. Eva Harris says:

    Xavier Sanchez you're getting most likes today and i c why on ur 1st post today. you are awesome. i pm'd you back on fbook

  89. Amanda Bauer says:

    Joey Willombe Mitchell he is black. not white.never will be.
    mixed blk samoan IS black,but keep posting joey willombe the same thing to try to force-convince with your opine. Lucky most here are wise not to listen to you.
    #TheRockisBLACK #LOVEtheRock #SamoanBLACKMAN_theROCK

  90. Amanda Bauer says:

    Chantel Williams you're right chan.
    icam

    #TheRockisBLACK #LOVEtheRock #SamoanBLACKMAN_theROCK

  91. Amanda Bauer says:

    only"insecure people like BI-RACIAL AWARE IS THAT WAY.
    i don't see any insecure black hispanic brown folks here at all."

    you should have your own page on all this Xavier Sanchez you're right bi-racial blk men been around as women since day one,from the white slavemasters and to me the rock look like a light skin brown skin black man who has mix in him still black is what my fam in california say all the time. and hi everyone!
    eva you're here today hey girl!
    Steve Jackson icam w/all ur post today
    #TheRockisBLACK #LOVEtheRock #SamoanBLACKMAN_theROCK

  92. Amanda Bauer says:

    Eva Harris o i know eva. he rocks today.
    (also steve, tyler xavier is all that!) i so agree
    #TheRockisBLACK #LOVEtheRock #SamoanBLACKMAN_theROCK

  93. Xavier Sanchez Black people are not mixed. Black people are black only because black is a separate unique race of it's own. It is NOT a product of race mixing. The rock is a direct product and result of race mixing. Therefore he is NOT black he is Biracial. He is Mulatto.

  94. Amanda Bauer me neither. the 1 who said that is that way ala the member "Biracial."
    good post amanda, xavier, tyler, steve. tara. eva. morgan. damien.
    PEACE

    #BlackisMixedRace #MixedRace with black white is BLACK. just like my gorgeous smart 17 yr old niece,and 11 y.o. neph.
    PEACE

  95. Eva Harris HE GOT most likes today because Xavier is right eva.
    good post amanda, xavier, tyler, steve. tara.
    . morgan. damien
    #BlackisMixedRace #MixedRace with black*white is BLACK.
    just like my gorgeous smart 17 yr old niece,and 11 y.o. neph.
    PEACE

  96. Amanda Bauer The rock is (Half Caste). 'HALF CASTE' he is NOT a black man. There is no genetic or biological evidence which proves that he is black. But there is lots of genetic and biological evidence which proves that he is BIRACIAL.

  97. Amanda Bauer On what grounds is he black….? There is absolutely no genetic or biological evidence which proves that he is black. However there is lots of genetic and biological evidence which proves that he is
    BIRACIAL. He is 'HALF CASTE' and nothing will ever change that. He is Mulatto. Calling him black won't change the fact that he was 50% CREATED and PRODUCED by a Samoan woman. Until you can scientifically prove it then your opinion is just an empty mute opinion. Period.

  98. Joey Willombe Mitchell Chan is right.
    Sorry if her truth on TRASHY no good redneck racist hurt ya.

    Chantel Williams THAT IS WHY U R HAVING MOST POST ALMOST
    AS Xavier Sanchez … luv seeing that. and check ur fbook ma.
    PEACE
    #BlackisMixedRace #MixedRace with black*white is BLACK.
    just like my gorgeous smart 17 yr old niece,and 11 y.o. neph.
    PEACE

  99. Paul Klein good post i read here from u tonight Paull. Keep it comin.
    Peace

  100. Heather Scaletta Yea redneck HEATHER SCALETTA only asshole and only un-educated dickhead here is the one named heather scaletta…
    PEACEEEE

  101. Amanda Bauer On what grounds is he black….? There is absolutely no genetic or biological evidence which proves that he is black. However there is lots of genetic and biological evidence which proves that he is
    BIRACIAL. He is 'HALF CASTE' and nothing will ever change that. He is Mulatto. Calling him black won't change the fact that he was 50% CREATED and PRODUCED by a Samoan woman. Until you can scientifically prove it then your opinion is just an empty mute opinion. Period.

  102. Tara Mills says:

    Joshua Michaels ha ha ha get em JOSH lmfao u r the best.
    lmfao
    love it tel her boy

  103. Joshua Michaels Facts are facts. Now on what grounds is he black….? There is absolutely no genetic or biological evidence which proves that he is black. However there is lots of genetic and biological evidence which proves that he is BIRACIAL. He is 'HALF CASTE' and nothing will ever change that. He is Mulatto. Calling him black won't change the fact that he was 50% CREATED and PRODUCED by a Samoan woman. Until you can scientifically prove it then your opinion is just an empty mute opinion. Period.

  104. An allele is a variant form of a gene. Some genes have a variety of different forms, which are located at the same position, or genetic locus, on a chromosome. Humans are called diploid organisms because they have two alleles at each genetic locus, with one allele inherited from each parent. Each pair of alleles represents the genotype of a specific gene. Genotypes are described as homozygous if there are two identical alleles at a particular locus and as heterozygous if the two alleles differ. Alleles contribute to the organism's phenotype, which is the outward appearance of the organism. Some alleles are dominant or recessive. When an organism is heterozygous at a specific locus and carries one dominant and one recessive allele, the organism will express the dominant phenotype. Alleles can also refer to minor DNA sequence variations between alleles that do not necessarily influence the gene's phenotype. cited from nature.com

  105. Amanda Bauer says:

    Joshua Michaels Good to see this i so agree josh

  106. BECAUSE HE IS a black jamaican man with GRINGO blood in em.
    Nothing new. same as mi black brown latino
    hispanics… He is black and white. Do not matter. He can add on turkey russian bto jew to german do not matter. ONE DROP OF BLK in ya rule still apply … #BlackandtheBrown PEACE……………..
    1

  107. Tara Mills says:

    Xavier Sanchez absolutely gorgeous you are (face/bod both)and most of all a man of color who know what he is, how he is,and mature enough to be so proud of our beautiful people/race..XAVIER.

  108. Tara Mills says:

    rock is blk and mixed with samoan. he is a black man. great he is now getting OLDER, to be proud of it.

  109. Tara Mills well said mami… icam wit u on that one tara.
    great post icam and tru as hell.
    adios
    1
    #LoveMyHispanicBlkMixedBLACKBackground

  110. Steve Jackson The Rock is mixed…mixed means mixed

  111. Chantel Williams ha ha lol i agree ewww. do not like that type at all chan.
    and also like ur fam? (chantel) mi familia es mixed i.e., mi hermana,sis has a fiance whose 100% blanquito/moreno.(blk n white) pero always say he is a BLACK MAN. or a mixed blk man. Never ever thought he is a blanquito ya know. Rock is clearly blk. with a lil mix there,i hear on his mama side. and should be proud

  112. Chantel Williams mi familia es mixed i.e., mi hermana,sis has a fiance whose 100% blanquito/moreno.(blk n white) pero always say he is a BLACK MAN. or a mixed blk man. Never ever thought he is a blanquito ya know. Rock is clearly blk. with a lil mix there,i hear on his mama side. and should be proud

  113. Chantel Williams Steve Jackson The Rock is mixed…mixed means mixed. He is also Somoan. One parent cannot create a human being sir…you need two parents. You are the race of your parents. It is interesting how people are quick to get pissed when a mixed person who looks white denies their black heritage, but it is ok for a mixed person to just be black and throw the other half out the window. It does not work that way, one is no better than the other. Mixed means mixed!

  114. Xavier Sanchez 1 drop of blk in your body do apply as mi familia member say this and he got a 100% Blanquita madre pero say HE IS A BLK man he sure is. Not white boy but BLK bi-racial. a blk man. adios.

  115. Paul Klein says:

    Richard Myles uMMMmmm UN-EDUCATED then will be you, Rich. a man who is white like yourself or i, trying to tell a hispanic brown blk man their own background,facts is funny. THE 1 DROP OF BLACK BLOOD will apply till we are all in heaven,and thereafter thank god
    Morgan you're a great mom it sound like and my niece has a white father mY BRO. and sis n law… is black. We say and my brother agree she is blk, and identify as such no matter how light her skin is, black and will be a black woman with mixed blood for life. Only a white"yes redneck type loser will try to say other wise."

  116. Rochelle Rivera-Santos The Rock is what we call (Half Caste) in Europe. And in most African countries and in some parts of the Caribbean they consider MIXED people as white and treat them as white. The Rock doesn't even look black. He clearly looks MIXED because in reality he is MIXED. There is no such thing as mixed black person. There is no such thing a light skinned black person either.

  117. Paul Klein says:

    Chantel Williams hey chantel us, "good to great white men are not redneck,so thanks for saying what is tru…" we "know what's up." i just fb u

  118. The Rock never hid it, people just assume. His career in wrestling started in the black wrestling group. Second Wentworth never hid it either, again people assume.
    Third mixed IS mixed, I can say I'm black mixed all I want but the African lady down the street calls me a WHITE lady. Only in America is mixed considered 100% black. In other countries that far out way out our American educational system AND race relations, mixed is its own category . Only here in America are certain people offended when a mixed person embraces BOTH sides of their heritage instead of knocking their white side out and saying I'm black only.

  119. Morgan Farantino-Clark Morgan….Sicilains are also mixed race with Moors…from NORTH AFRICA….so do not get me started on a subject that you will want to reject!

  120. Heather Scaletta thank you…research was my speciality area in grad school 🙂

  121. Morgan Farantino-Clark This (Biracial Awareness) explains the differences between those who are black and those who are (Mixed Race). https://www.facebook.com/Joeyz21/?ref=hl

  122. Xavier Sanchez Hey xavier. You right. and many agree w/you on this today. Rock is black and a great actor imo. with yea a mom whose another race.#OneDropBlackRuleApply so he is black Same as MARIAH THE SINGER,whose maybe looking more mixed or white more but she got also the lips area,black the eye area, her nose jmho. I think she look more bi-racial light skin black, halle berry look black, 100% wit irish mom but very beautiful…. Unlike Mariah halle features are smaller,nose lips etc.
    i say this,about a guy like the ROCK…Just go head and put em in a line of fire with a trigger-happy whose a kkkracist and let us see what the cop or racist will do. He is black.mixed like my girls are. but my girls know they are black. bi–racial black. still black.and they are very proud to have a italian father too.but mom is black,and both girls are old enough to know they are biracial black. they are black. A beautiful thing,when you're at a point in life to admit it love it. admire and respect who and what you are

  123. Paul Klein The (One Drop Rule) was created by racist white people in order to try and breed out the black race while keeping the white race pure. But it was banned and outlawed by the American government in 1967 so it doesn't exist by law anymore. It only exists in the brains of (Mentally Enslaved) and brainwashed Americans like yourself.

  124. Paul Klein Daniel Rojas Chantel Williams Paul Klein i do agree on that.
    as i wrote above:
    Rock is black and a great actor imo. with yea a mom whose another race.#OneDropBlackRuleApply so he is black Same as MARIAH the SINGER,whose maybe looking more mixed or i think to some white more, but i see earlier pix of her. she look like a more black lady with real light to fair skin, she is definitely-blk mixed, all the way,and she already admit she is NOT all white, she identify also she said with black(mariah father is blk with equadorian she said on his mom side) i see black in mariah carey, she got also the lips area,black the eye area, her nose jmho. I think she look more bi-racial light skin black, halle berry look black, 100% wit irish mom but very beautiful…. Unlike Mariah halle features are smaller,nose lips etc., i say this,about a guy like the ROCK…Just go head and put em in a line of fire with a trigger-happy whose a kkkracist and let us see what the cop or racist will do. He is black.mixed like my girls are. but my girls know they are black. bi–racial black. still black.and they are very proud to have a italian father too.but mom is black,and both girls are old enough to know they are biracial black. they are black. A beautiful thing,when you're at a point in life to admit it love it. admire and respect who and what you are

  125. Tara Mills This (Biracial Awareness) group explains everything. https://www.facebook.com/Joeyz21/?ref=hl

  126. Tara Mills The rock is NOT black he is (Half Caste). There is no such thing a mixed black person because black is a separete unique race of it's own. It is NOT a product of race mixing or mixed ancestry. The rock is BIRACIAL. That is just a genetic and biological fact.

  127. Joey Willombe Mitchell you're not going to convince us who are either blk. or hispanic/blk or white and blk, as being white or whatever, you're trying to say, MIXED BLK IS BLACK just how it is and i love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    TARA love it. and i just pm u on fb chica adios
    ROCK WILL DIE A BLACK MAN
    WITH SAMOAN MOMMIE
    that's what it is.
    going to watch his mixed BLACK self fine ass in walkin tall,kick some butt today.

  128. Daniel Rojas The (One Drop Rule) was created by racist white people in order to try and breed out the black race while keeping the white race pure. It was banned and outlawed by the American government in 1967 so it doesn't exist anymore by law. It only exists in the brains of (Mentally Enslaved) and brainwashed Americans. Especially "African Americans". BIRACIAL people are NOT black. That is just a genetuc and biological fact.

  129. Point granted pero i m agreein with majority new posters today!
    adios

  130. Paul Klein This (Biracial Awareness) group explains the difference between those who are black and those who are Biracial. https://www.facebook.com/Joeyz21/?ref=hl

  131. Tyler Pereira such a great p0st on the article so i do agree w/ tyler great words there, i agree on mariah carey,to GORGEOUS face,halle top talent she is,and i agree about the rock and ur children.

  132. Chantel Williams lol chica i do agree chantel.
    also with rochelle….
    noche todo!

  133. In reality the rock is (Racially Mixed). He is NOT black. Only insecure black Americans try to claim MIXED people as black because they are not comfortable in their own skin and they have no real self pride in being black.

  134. Tyler Pereira wow tyler. im shakin head saying yep on the "put em in a alley or whatever u r sayin bout the racist a-shole kkk Gringo's ,or a racist cop. that is such a great post. i am sharing that. you're 100000% right.
    entire post i agree with this evening tyler.

    Noche todo.

  135. Lisa Smalley Hilton Lisa good point, pero blk is blk witih a mixed blk child as en mi familia eres proud to be hispanic blk. and we say just that.or black. or hispanic blk. just how it is. 1 Drop of BLACK blood sure do apply.and im proud of it too.. Any 1 here trying to educate as others say a person who know what we are, are not too prudent….
    #OneDrop apply and will remain this way….

  136. Christi Montifiore blk is blk witih a mixed blk child as en mi familia eres proud to be hispanic blk. and we say just that.or black. or hispanic blk. just how it is. 1 Drop of BLACK blood sure do apply.and im proud of it too.. Any 1 here trying to educate as others say a person who know what we are, are not too prudent….
    #OneDrop apply and will remain this way..

  137. Biracial Awareness. tara post today are right. and why the hell will b a black mixed man, BLACK MAN INSECURE neva that. and so therefore tara is right. Take that sh–t to another whose goin to believe your rubbish.

    Tara Mills Morgan Farantino-Clark Damien Alvarez Tyler Pereira Paul Klein Xavier Sanchez i agree with as many today…Great to see that.

  138. Damien Alvarez The rock is (Half Caste). Black people do not look like the rock. The rock is only black to you because that is what you want him to be. But in REALITY he is NOT black he is BIRACIAL. He was 50% CREATED and PRODUCED by the Egg Womb and Embryo of a SAMOAN woman. That means that withoyt his Samoan mother giving BIRTH to him then he simply would NOT exist in the first place. But on the other hand black African people would still exist because they are NOT products of race mixing. Therefore black and Biracial is two different race groups. The rock is (Mixed Race). That is just a genetic and biological fact. Even his own DNA composition proves it. So you are only pretending and lying to yourself when you call him black.

  139. Tara Mills you're 10000000×100000 right mamita. remember that.

  140. On what grounds is he black….? There is absolutely no genetic or biological evidence which proves that he is black. However there is lots of genetic and biological evidence which proves that he is
    BIRACIAL. He is 'HALF CASTE' and nothing will ever change that. He is Mulatto. Calling him black won't change the fact that he was 50% CREATED and PRODUCED by a Samoan woman. Until you can scientifically prove it then your opinion is just an empty mute opinion. Period.

  141. Get real! He will never be allowd to play a white man…

  142. Now you know black people are not keeping the one drop rule alive…

  143. Just watched this movie. I always thought he was of mixed races. No big deal. But in some scenes he is light and others he is dark.

  144. The people on this board don't have a clue! Hollywood isn't color blind! If either Vin or The Rock embrace their black roots in a public way they would be Done in Hollywood! If being black in Hollywood was scene as a positive people would not be running so hard from that label!! Wake the hell up!!

  145. Does anyone remember he was supposed to play Janet Jackson's new love interest in the third installment of "Why Did I Get Married?"…he made a cameo at the end of the second film, which would've posted him as a black man with a black love interest…Even though this doesn't placate the situation it does show that at least black filmmakers are gonna do what's right and portrait him as such? But who will be the gammit in Hollywood do actually go the whole way and give him the real shot to play what he is?? That's the real question

  146. no, his dad is not african american, hes canadian.

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