Actress Juliet Ibrahim Bemoans Being Referred to as Half-Cast, Says it’s Derogatory

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Actress Juliet Ibrahim has shared her thoughts about racism and her experience as a woman with multi-racial background.

Juliet Ibrahim says that the term ‘half-cast’ used to describe people of mixed-race or multi-racial linage is extremely derogatory and racist.

The Ghanian movie star who is of mixed race made this known via her Instagram page on Wednesday, June 9, 2020.

In her post, Juliet bemoaned that while most of her African friends do not consider her a black person because of the fairness of her skin and overall appearance, she is fully recognized for her africaness when among white people abroad.

Juliet Ibrahim is a multi-racial actress with Lebanese, Ghanaian and Liberian roots.

She then refereed to such stereotyping as another form of racism exercised on people of her kind that must be corrected.

She said:

“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.”

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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.

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Juliet Ibrahim is a multi-racial actress with Lebanese, Ghanaian and Liberian roots.

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