I can only speak for me, but I have zip zero issues with someone saying "I'm [insert race] and [insert race]." I didn't have a problem with Tiger Woods saying he was black, Thai, Chinese and Native American. I know there are some who were outraged that he didn't just say "black." A small part of me understands why, considering if this was in the slavery days, he would've been thrown in one group no matter who else was in his family. So in their minds, he was trying to distance himself from black folks. In mine, he was just stating other people in his family. I would've had a problem if he ditched black altogether though. But if he wants to be Cablinasian, so be it.

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