Claims they suffer from identity crisis & will not benefit from 'white privilege'
Adamant that a person of mixed white and African ancestry should identify as black, social commentator and radio host Cromwell Smith aka 'Edju Enka' says as a result of experiencing two different heritages, mixed-race children are confused youths.
Speaking on the June 14, 2020, edition of 'Real Talk' with host Karia J. Christoper, he said being mixed and having European heritage does not mean that one has to acknowledge it.
Pure Genetics - Smith
"White people think that you have to acknowledge their presence in everything you do if they have a presence. They can't accept that the reality on the ground is that you are who you are," he said.
While Ms Christopher disagreed with the position, claiming that a person must be able to identify by both heritages, Mr Smith said although his position might sound racist it is pure genetics.
"We are being tricked into minimising our African selves," he said, "the fact is, that the dominant gene in the human gene pool is the black gene."
Smith continued, "Google it, anywhere you go, the white scientist will tell you that's the reality... we have the dominant genes."
According to Mr Smith, while a person may have mixed-race lineage, they will still be 'distinctly back people' and as such, should identify as black.
"Yes you have a white parent, it's not that you hate your white parent, but your white parent aught to acknowledge that when you go out into the world, you're going to be black."
He continued, "Especially if you're from the BVI, and you go to America talking about you half white, that ain't going to work."
Smith said mixed-race children are therefore confused, "The white people don't want them, but they ain't all together black."
He noted, "The white parent aught to accept... that you are who you are, you are going out into the world and you are going to be a black person... and you're not going to be benefitting from that white privilege."