Nicole Richie biracial, but baby daddy Joel Madden Jewish — Updated
Not a problem. Nicole is adopted. Lionel is NOT her daddy. If you look at the pics of her as a child she has wavy, dark brown hair. She looks perfectly biracial. More white than most biracial people. Joel Madden’s family changed their original Jewish name of Reubens Comb to Madden some time back. The couple are featured on People with new baby Sparrow.
We won’t know how the children will look until they get a bit older. The baby’s daddy is rapper joel madden (couple) and he is white. The racial mix of Nicole’s children actually mirrors that of my sister’s grandchildren. And they look white (I don’t have permission to display their photos) but with blue eyes, fair skin and blonde hair and thin shapes they look white, trust me.
That brings me to the birth certificate. If I were Nicole or my relatives I would use white. Why? Because that is how they are doing it in Brazil with their new racial classification. Yes, that simple. Regardless to the racial mixing the person becomes classified as white if they look white. That makes sense of and minces the old one drop rule. Today that is passe because some people have such a small percentage of black blood and look entirely white.
When Kos, Daily Kos, debated side by side with former Congressman from TN (name…he lost the senate seat) I quipped that only in America could a “white” man look more black than a black man and be called white. Kos is from Guatemala or somewhere.
Anyway I think that with the new racial classifications going on at public schools now wherein you can more closely identify your race there will be a shifting. More Mexicans will be able to become “white” on paper and same for blacks who have not already done so.
I think that will put us closer to the system they use in S. Africa of white, black and coloreds than we might like. But in many ways it is far more accurate.
Posted on September 10, 2009, in Fame Depot, Homme depot and tagged brasil, brazil, look white are white, new baby boy, new baby girl, nicole richie biracial, observed race. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.