I’m not half-caste – Juliet Ibrahim

Juliet Ibrahim

Nollywood actress, Juliet Ibrahim, has stated that she prefers to be called a mixed-race or multi-racial person rather than a half-caste.

The 34-year-old said this on Tuesday while recounting an experience a conversation with someone who told that he does not see as a black person because she is ‘not black enough.’

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!…” 

Juliet was born in Accra, Liberia to a a Lebanese father and a Liberian mother.

She attended different schools in Ivory Coast, Lebanon and Ghana.