What I said was, "No one on here said only those who looked white were called Free People of Color...I myself said that among Free People of Color, were those who did appear to be white, and many of those passed as white wherever possible, married white or others who passed as white, and then their children passed as white and so on, which makes a lot of those today who IDENTIFY as white really NOT, whether they know it or not.. "
So, I did not say that that they were Black, whether they know it or not. I said they were not truly white...as in, not purely white.
And no, I would not laugh at you if you looked Black, but had white or Indian or Asian ancestry and identified with any of those as much as or moreso than African..
I can't call myself by one race, regardless of what I look like..because I am a mix of three races..so, instead of saying I am Indian, African, or white, I say I am tri-racial...because that's the fact..
You can't have only one ancestor of any race...
That's something people don't think about..It's true though..Just because a person looks Black or white doesn't mean they have *more* of one thing or the other...I don't believe there is any DNA test that can actually determine *how much* of any particular ancestry a person really has...For every one ancestor you find, there are millions before them that are part of you..Millions of the same race..You are just the latest in a very long line..
Among those of us who are mixedbloods, coloring can and does change through the generations..sometimes from white-looking to Black-looking, sometimes the other way around...so, you truly can't judge a book by it's cover...and if you have the blood of a race that is different from your APPEARANCE, that doesn't mean anything other than that you are mixed race...