Actress and producer Juliet Ibrahim is very angry for being told in the face that she’s not black and shouldn’t join the Black Lives Matter campaign for George Floyd.
She recently added her voice to the Black Lives Matter campaign which is seeking justice and raising awareness for the advancement of the black race following the death of African American, George Floyd who was killed by a white cop after he knelt on his neck for almost 10 minutes.
Juliet Ibrahim feels she’s a black woman by default and that fact that everyone is trying to eradicate racism even defeats the comment hurled at that she’s not a black woman.
Juliet Ibrahim is a Ghanaian by nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity – her father is of Lebanese descent while her mother is Liberian/Ghanaian. The popular actress was born on March 3, 1986, in Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana.
Taking to Instagram, she wrote:
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.