When You Don’t Look Like Your Parents

When You Don’t Look Like Your Parents



“My entire family is white, and I’m black.”

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  • wjfjr73 Reply

    Race mixing is no good for nobody

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • IamProvaxx Reply

    My mom: tan and Greene's eyed
    Me: whiter that your toilet paper and brown eyed

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • mahalia crites Reply

    My dads white and my moms Indian when I travel with my father people ask if I’m adopted

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Haylee Is A Harry Potter Nerd Reply

    I look NOTHING like my mom. I look almost exactly like the female version of my dad except for the eyes. Both my parents have brown eyes and I have green/blue eyes.

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Joe Schmoe Reply

    All the more reason to not mix races. Preserve diversity.

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • KYLE MAZY Reply

    My mom is mix and my dad is black and people do that to me too and I am black and my sister is mixed so people think that she is my step sister but she is my sister.

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • SweetCupcake Reply

    My real parents are Dutch and korean
    My adoptive parents are black

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Jon Crawford Reply

    My moms Indian & Jamaican
    And my dads African American & Scottish/Italian and people are always like “you’re Black look at your skin” and it’s really really annoying

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Chelsea Ezibe Reply

    3:03 He’s going places

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Nawaf BB Reply

    My mom and dad are the same race but I don't look like my society. does anyone have the same problem?

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Jonathan Reply

    Damm. White man created a mess with race issue since slavery.

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • SAIKIA TV Reply

    this 2 indian girls look like indian

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Eileen Creativity Reply

    My Mom is Asian and my Dad is Coccasion

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • sashakimi31 Reply

    I do not think it’s bad for all white people to adopt black children. However, I do think that when white people adopt black children they are very ignorant as to what that child needs growing up because they do not understand the struggle. A black child needs more than just food, shelter, water and love. What about learning their culture? What about learning to love their skin and hair? What about learning how to take care of their skin and hair? Our melanin is different from white peoples lack of melanin. Most white moms/dads do not know about that black soap and shea butter.

    Many white people adopting black kids don’t adopt them to make sure they are well raised, some of them abuse or sell them. They should ban foreign adoption all over Africa or at least put VERY STRICT guidelines for foreign adoptions.

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Caden 11 Reply

    I am half salvadoran and half Indonesian

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Masud Karim Reply

    Maybe you're adopted.

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Lisanne Van Puyvelde Reply

    My mom is Indian, so i have a darker skin and dark Brown hair, and I'm short.
    But my dad is a large guy with blue eyes and blond hair.
    So…

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Reina JustReina Reply

    "You are not really black" 🤦 what an idiot said this?

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Cici Citrus Reply

    My mom is Chinese and my dad is black

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Hopester Lemont Reply

    3:42 , happens too often to my brother, even at church three times!

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Memi Reply

    I'm half English(dad) half Venezuelan(mum) and I look nothing like my mum. It bothers me a lot to be honest. My dad is white and my mum is brown. Me, my brother and my sister all look 'white' but my sister is the darkest out of all of us and I'm the lightest. You wouldn't think from looking at my mum and me that we're related. I got a lot of my facial features from my paternal grandmother, dry skin, freckles and crooked teeth from my dad(lol🙄). Tanned skin, dark curly hair and dark brown eyes from my mum. My hair is dark brown (black hair from mum + brown hair from dad with red/ginger/blonde bits when it hits the light). I think my brother has my mum's facial features and my sister has a mix. All three of us have more or less the same hair colour and we tan beautifully in the summer, but I'm still definitely the palest. Back when we lived in Venezuela my brother's skin was the darkest it's ever been, similar to my mum's and he looks so different now. I look up to my mum a lot and I wish I could look more like her lol. My sister looks how I want to look to be honest. We all speak both Spanish and English at home though and I know I'm very lucky to have that.

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Zahira Pady Reply

    Being half Indian and half moroccan really makes me relate to the two half Indian girls
    But it's the other way around cuz I get called Indian, Pakistani or bangoli
    No one can ever guess where I am from and also im not sure wat culture to be part of most of the time
    Bare in mind my parents r divorced so I live with my Moroccan mum

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • decapitare Reply

    i'm neither adopted nor biracial but i still don't look like my parents. anyone else?

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • குமைர ஜாதீர StarMyLight Reply

    I am 1/4 Indian, 1/4 Buginese, 1/4 Javanese 1/4 Malay-Arab. Well, many people assumed that I was pure Arab and the rest thought I was a half Indian and half Arab. I don't really look like my parents. My dad has a very dark skin while my mum is too white. My relatives said that I look like my late great-great-grandmother who came from Saudi Arabia and was a fully Arab.

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • SAIKIA TV Reply

    my mother is white and dad is Indian, i am looked like my dad, but I am lighter than my dad, this is common in India, kids are lighter than their parents

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • AnimangaGirl Reply

    My cousin have the same issue. She's mix raced from white her mom with Indian her dad and all our family (mom side) is white.

    Her dad and her dad family are not part of her live because well he left. He abandoned her. The problem is that she looks more liker her dad family that her mom family and because of that she suffered a lot from outsiders even from airport people saying it's impossible her mom being her mom.

    Because my auntie is white and blonde and my cousin is brown with black hair. I think it's really stupid to assume that my auntie wasn't her mom, she's not adopted but what if she was? I wish people would stop assuming stuff. In other hand when they see me with them them automatically think my auntie is my mom because I look more like my auntie. I'm white and light brown hair.

    I feel really sad for my cousin because I know she gets hurt when people think I'm her mom daughter instead of her.

    I think people have to understand we are in a time period where everyone is being mixed and we can't assume people relationship based of genes and how they look.

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Canadian Gal Reply

    My mom is 100% white and my dad is 100% black I’m an Oreo

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • shanitha33 Reply

    Eye rolls. I don't look like either of my 100% parents but i look EXACTLY like my dad's mom🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️🤷🏾‍♀️

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Open Sesame Reply

    I guarantee you Michelle if you went to India nobody would give you a second glance. You look 100% indian and there's no reason to claim otherwise. Also, Indians and Caucasians are not so drastically different from each other that growing up mixed race was some kind of traumatic experience for you. There's plenty of brown people in this world, and your features are not unique.

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Sal Sa Reply

    Half german, half kurdish. I feel sometimes a special connection to mixed raced ppl as if there is a special mentality and a special way of thinking and seeing the world and their inhabitants.
    A good thing is that i can critisize both nationalities so noone can tell me i'm racist😉
    Of course their is so much good in both mentalities, but seriously some bangmyheadatthewall
    Peace2all family of mankind

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • glen danzig Reply

    my parents should have stuck with their own kind. I've had to suffer racial and cultural ambiguity due to their romantic novelty seeking. It's cringey.

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Nu'est and LOVE Ren's wifey? idk Reply

    i'm part chinese, javanese and malay from my mom's side and vietnamese, portuguese and malay from my dad's side. i've always been more malay and i feel sad bcos i didn't get to learn abt chinese culture bcos my mom never bothered teaching me and my brothers abt it even tho she's only 1/4 chinese. and it would have been great if my parents taught me abt other cultures too. also never knew i was anything apart from malay and javanese so i was so shocked. explains why i looked like a chinese baby when well i was baby

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Paola Ricardo Reply

    Practically all of you would be considered white here

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am
  • Abel Lewis 27 Reply

    I have a dark skinned mom and a light skinned dad. I LOOK nothing like my mom. Enough said.

    June 3, 2019 at 4:42 am

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