Juliet Ibrahim Reveals Describing People Like Her As “Half-Caste” Is Derogatory

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There has been a lot of conversation around racism and the need for people to respect other people not based on the color of their skin.

Ghanaian Actress Juliet Ibrahim revealed her displeasure of mixed-raced people being called “Half-caste”

According to her, she is a black woman. She revealed that when she is among whites she is not considered to be white but black but in Africa she is referred to as “Half-Caste”.

The Ghanaian Actress is half Lebanese and half Ghanaian, according to her this is the most derogatory term to describe a person of mixed race,

In an Instagram post, she wrote; “I had a random conversation the other day with someone and it was appalling when he mentioned passively to me that he doesn’t see me as a #Blackwoman! He argued, you are not “black enough” your skin isn’t dark enough, your hair not kinky enough. And thus my siblings and I do not “count” as Black

Now this is exactly what we are fighting to correct amongst ourselves and the world at large. I am a black woman! When I’m abroad amongst the whites, I am classified and recognized as a black woman, however, right amongst us Africans I’ll be referred to as a Half-Caste! This is the most derogatory term to describe a person of mixed race or mixed ethnicity.

We are referred to as mixed race or multi-racial! Mixed race people are no less black than their dark-skinned counterparts. So, let’s all say NO to RACISM, TRIBALISM, COLORISM and SEGREGATION. Let’s teach and train our children to grow up and accept people for who they are and not by the color of their skin.

Check out her instagram post below:

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