Posted by: urbanadventurertales | September 4, 2009

What is he??

Well, that depends on your perspective in life I suppose.  When we lived in Indianapolis, we lived in a predominately African American area.  Most people assumed the Chef was black or biracial (black/white).  Occasionally we would have someone ask if he was Ethiopian*.

Now that we live in Chicago, in a predominately Hispanic area, he frequently gets asked if he’s Dominican*.  This is very interesting to me because in the 7 years I’ve known him, I’ve never heard anyone ask him if that was his background.  I can certainly see why people might assume this (see below), but he’s only recently started hearing it.

Well, regardless of what he is, I think he makes some pretty cute babies!

*Many Ethiopians are mistaken in the US for being biracial (black/white) because in Ethiopia, the people of the country have mixed between Egypt/Greece/Africa, causing some Ethiopians to look similar to some biracial (black/white) people here.  In the Dominican Republic, traditional Spaniards have mixed with Haitians causing many of the Dominicans to look similar to many biracial (black/white) people in the US.


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