I find it interesting that in our culture if someone has a black parent that makes them African American not half white. The laws of Louisiana used to be (maybe they still are) that if you were 1/32nd Black you were called Black & I think it had something to do with interracial marriages being forbidden.
Maybe for some it is an important label, (maybe for some, it's important to be one or the other), but I don't know whatever happened to the term "Mulatto." I would bet that the majority of Americans born of African descent have @ least 1/32 white blood in them. Do we really care? IF so I will start a new thread to discuss it.
Btw, what do Barack Obama, Derick Jeter & Blake Griffin have in common? All 3 had a "Black" Dad & a "White" Mom. I think it's funny how the media treats them all differently.
And Also, the populations of Latin America are literally filled with "Black Hispanics." But we don't hear them referred to as "Black" but Latin.