Calling a person of mixed race half-caste is derogatory – Juliet Ibrahim
At a time when people around the world are raising their voices against racism in solidarity with people of the Black race following the murder of George Floyd, an African American man by a white police officer in the US, Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim has brought out another dimension to the table.
The beautiful actress posits that referring to people of mixed race as “half-caste” is derogatory.
She added that it is “the most derogatory term to describe a mixed-race person or someone with mixed ethnicity.”
She revealed on Instagram that most Africans do not regard her or others they refer to as “half-caste” as “African enough” because of their colour and hair texture, among other traits.
Recounting her personal experience, Juliet Ibrahim 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,” she wrote.
She, therefore, advised all Africans to “correct” that notion by teaching and training children to accept their identity, which, according to her, was beyond the colour of their skin.