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Tyson Beckford

Male model Tyson Beckford (part-Chinese, part-Jamaican, part-Panamanian) has a movie still in the works.  Urban drama Dream Street (Plotline :: A story about the human spirits ability to rise above hardship and tragedy. This beguiling urban drama follows the story of ‘Lola Mars’, a beautiful and gifted hip-hop producer/writer as she tries to rebuild her life and dreams after a freak accident leaves her financially and spiritually bankrupt and outcast) was initially scheduled for a 2005 release but is now slated for a 2006 release.  Cross your fingers! Above are some pictures of Tyson Beckford and Naomi Campbell (both 35) in New York City modeling at a photoshoot last year for a Pirelli advertising campagin and Tyson Beckford at "The Red Party" at The Edge in Washington DC earlier this month.  More pictures in the gallery!

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  • cute couple

    OMG what a cute pair these two make. HOT.

  • MY TWO CENTS

    i think these two are gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.however, here is my problem. i hate when a man like tyson beckford who is black – jet black – comes up with this bullshit about being half panamanian/half chinese/half whatever. give me a break. he is black.what chinese person would come on and claim they are part black and still be considered chinese? who cares that he has all these mixes genetically? he is black and looks black so why mention the other races?it makes me feel it is a way to try to be more acceptable to the public by claiming all of this heritage that in the end a cab driver who doesn’t stop for him on the street won’t care about. he will always be treated like a black man so why not just claim that? who cares about the part chinese or part whatever? he is black. and gorgeous.he should be thankful that his black blood has given him such dashing good looks. naomi does the same thing, she always says how she is part chinese and part jamaican. doesn’t the girl look black to you?come on now!

  • Hot

    I wouldn’t mind being between that!

  • shiny

    Maybe, hes proud of his heritage? Maybe it has nothing to do with trying to be more acceptable and that he is just stating what he is? I’m Indian but I often get mistaken for other ethnicities, why do I correct people when it most likely doesn’t matter? Because thats who I am, my roots. I find it ridiculous that someone should forget part of their background and who they are just to please people like you who think being identified as a certain race more important than accepting your background, roots and history.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with both sides of the race debate. While I think it is valid for a person to be proud of their mixed ancestry, I also believe that there is a disproportionate number of successful Black people who constantly have to proudly claim thier non-black parts. We live in a society where being black isn’t the best thing out there (unless you want to be commodified, enslaved, relegated to subservient television roles, or appealing to Kevin Federline — and ain’t nobody proud of that but Brittnay [and she's having some afterthoughts now...].The issue is that we live in a multiracial and cultural society, but "majority" (white) people rarely claim to be associated to marginalized groups that they are likely attached to. Hey, Slavery took over this country for a bit. We all know that a bunch of black people have some white in them (and a bunch of those mixed babies had babies with white people — when they were "passing" (Wentworth Miller is one of the only White looking mixed people who proclaims his Black heritage [I guess it's cus daddy is black and all up in his face].I’m ready to hear a straight up White person (not Mariah — cus she looked straight up mixed when she was a kid, so she can’t deny it) say that he/she has some Black, Asian, Indian, or Middle Eastern blood up in them.It simply ain’t gonna happen. It’s easier to be proud of who you are when nobody is suggesting you shouldn’t be (i.e. a white person doesn’t have to claim any other racial affiliation in their heritage, cus being White is good enough in today’s f#cked up world).

  • Anonymous

    I agree with both sides of the race debate. While I think it is valid for a person to be proud of their mixed ancestry, I also believe that there is a disproportionate number of successful Black people who constantly have to proudly claim thier non-black parts. We live in a society where being black isn’t the best thing out there (unless you want to be commodified, enslaved, relegated to subservient television roles, or appealing to Kevin Federline — and ain’t nobody proud of that but Brittnay [and she's having some afterthoughts now...].The issue is that we live in a multiracial and cultural society, but "majority" (white) people rarely claim to be associated to marginalized groups that they are likely attached to. Hey, Slavery took over this country for a bit. We all know that a bunch of black people have some white in them (and a bunch of those mixed babies had babies with white people — when they were "passing" (Wentworth Miller is one of the only White looking mixed people who proclaims his Black heritage [I guess it's cus daddy is black and all up in his face].I’m ready to hear a straight up White person (not Mariah — cus she looked straight up mixed when she was a kid, so she can’t deny it) say that he/she has some Black, Asian, Indian, or Middle Eastern blood up in them.It simply ain’t gonna happen. It’s easier to be proud of who you are when nobody is suggesting you shouldn’t be (i.e. a white person doesn’t have to claim any other racial affiliation in their heritage, cus being White is good enough in today’s f#cked up world).

  • angelina mmm

    they have similar heritage, Naomi’s dad is Chinese or part Chinese

  • MY TWO CENTS

    Anonymous 11:04, I couldn’t put it better myself! That is exactly what I was trying to say. Thank you for being so eloquent and maybe even clearer than I was.How many White people we know who say they are a quarter Native American? Actually, most White people claim some Native American Heritage. Now the Native Americans were wiped out to near extinction yet still so many White people can claim them as part of their lineage.How many White people do you know claim that they have Black blood or lineage? Not many. If they were able to be exposed to Native American blood this much, then certianly they were exposed to the blood of their Black slaves who lived in their homes and were sexual slaves to their forefathers? Yet White people never claim this blood. To their defense, this society is setup that the minute you have Black blood, you are automatically considered Black. Yet if you have Native American, Hispanic or any other blood, as a White person, you are still considered White. It is a way to keep Black a minority and a group with less numbers to be accounted for.It is this very problem that makes me resent the "I’m quarter Asian, half Chinese, half this and half that" Blacks. Blacks are so eager to do it, unlike other ethnic groups.This is why I love Halle Berry. Her mother is White but she said her mother was very clear with her and told her that she was a Black woman and to be proud of that because that is the way the world will see her. I think it is this pride that has made Halle so succcesful – she is grounded in who she is and understands the world for what it is. I really respect her.Tyson and Naomi – I don’t get. Their parents are straight up Black! Until I hear Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen, Christie Brinkley, Cindy Crawford talk about their great great Black grandmother, I really don’t need to hear Tyson and Naomi (with her straight Asian girl weave) talk about their Chinese blood or whatever other blood.I am sure the many companies that passed Naomi up for a cosmetics contract only to give it to a blue eyed White girl could not care less how much non-Black blood she has.

  • Anonymous

    Again, I agree. And when White people identify with Native Americans, they rarely connect to the cultural issues. It’s all about the mysticism of being a part of a near "extinct" group of people. That makes them feel special. Not the actual culture that is inherent to the Native American experience. The sad thing in this country is that White people think that race is a moot point. But that’s only true for them. They don’t have to deal with it in as salient and consistent a way as other people. I’m a guy. But even guys think that sexism is not a real issue. It always seems that the people with majority control or power aren’t willing to understand the problems of the disenfranchised.In all honesty, I have mixed racial heritage in my family. But, hey, at the end of the day I walk down the street as a Black Man. When I’m in New York with my White friends, my eigth of whiteness doesn’t change the fact that I should stand on the curb while my lighter friends walk out into the street to hail a cab.I’m glad I could add to the discussion My Two Cents. You started a fire in me, and now you have me writing these "Anonymous" comments when I got serious work to do.Anyway, I hope that some people out there can take this dialogue as a moment to question issues of race that still exist.

  • I AM NOT A CHINNIFER FAN

    Hey Anon 2:24, again quite eloquent. Thanks. Hey I have cab stories too, believe me! Weird when the cabbie is Black though, no? Some black cabbies don’t stop for us!!! Picture that!I am a girl and I apprecaciate that you understand sexism. I too have a great grandfather I think, who was white. My family ranges from very light to very dark. But yes my experience, being followed in the grocery store, etc is that of a black woman. (people being surprised I am black after they spoke to me on the phone cause you know – I spoke so well :).Funny, not too many people posting here. I think these photos are fabulous, I would think more people would come here. Maybe if it was about Britney!Yes, hope that people continue these debates for they are important for getting rid of the problem. Maybe one day in our lifetime, we will all just be labeled "HUMAN". Nice chatting with you. You sound like a cool person. Thanks!

  • I AM NOT A CHINNIFER FAN

    anon fyi:, i changed my comment name cause i just loved another poster , on a blog here, who used this name "i am not chinnifer fan" and she is hilarious and thought i would follow suit – it’s still my two cents! good night!!!

  • JENNIFER A GREAT ACTRESS

    I don’t think Naomi is trying to deny her black heritage, but she was one a few black models, so she is probably trying increase her fan base and say she’s BLACK AND …not that she BLAH BLAH AND NOT BLACK.

  • Anonymous

    shouldn’t it work the other way though:i.e. when you’re one of the only Black models, shouldn’t everybody be up on your sh*t. And when you’re one of 8 billion white models, shoudl you be saying, "hey, I got some Black or Latina or Blacktina in me"(so you can widen your fan base). I’m not sure that excuse works…

  • rachel

    his eye actually have a slight indication of chinese roots. if you look REALLY CLOSELY.

  • Anonymous

    are you commenting on something important, RACHEL?My my left butt cheek looks caramel in the light, but what does that have to do with the conversation stream going on right now?

  • Get Over Your Self

    Anonny. person that posted at 5:16am what the hell is your prob? The person that posted before you was involved in the conversation. Get the stick out of your ass and talk to people like an adult. If that’s possible.And I have to say I hate it when black people try to bitch about people that are black claiming they are trying to avoid their "black side" Hey smart ass BLACK IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT.! You DO know that BLACK is not a term that was orig. do you? You must be aware that black is a relativily new term and was used to sep. the various races. By doing so keep people in line and keep certain groups down. But of course you knew that. Get over yourselves. There are billions of people all across the world that although have a particular shade to their skin have many different ancestries going on. I understand that their is a benifit to saying your part this or that but that does not trump the real meaning and intention of people such as Tyson B. I have German, English, African, Native American, Asian and American ancestry. I am prode of ALL of that. If someone asks me what I am I say Black because I feel comfortable with it. But I would gladly claim the other parts of my family background. They are the reason I am here today. All of that made me the person today. I would not be here. None of us would be here if cultures and races intertwined and came together. So perhaps those that want to bash Tyson B. should unerstand it comes from love and respect not a need to pass or claim something else other than Black.

  • Anonymous

    when Tyson first came out on the scene, ppl knew that he wasn’t ALL "black" because of his eyes just like Rachel said. And if the man wants to claim all of his heritage, then let him. He knows he’s seen as a black man in America, but there is much more to him that, and if he wants to let ppl know about his other ancestry, then let him.

  • Anonymous

    my bad, i meant than that

  • Anonymous

    This is why defining a person by color divides us all. In reality, we all are a mixture of many different cultures. Hopefully, one day, all of us will evolve and progress enough to see pass the color and see each person as human being with a common goal, for love, peace, happiness, equality, justice for all. I appreciate the thoughtful and respectful discussions here on the topic.

  • Anonymous too

    11:24 I agree but until then Whites need to start acknowledging their Black lineage as much as Blacks are willing to also. Without fear that this will take "white benefits" away. Come to think of it, none of my fellow Whites ever admit to Black lineage. Why is that? There must be ONE of them that has Black lineage, right? Interesting.

  • Anonymous Originale

    True Dat "Anonymous Too". Again, I’m not bashing Tyson, I’m just frustrated by the trends that allow and inspire minorities to identify with all of hteir rich heritage while White people don’t have to (or feel the need to). That’s my problem.Also, there’s no stick up my ass. When Rachel mentions that his eyes look "Asian" that’s like me saying "the sky is blue". That’s all good, but connect the comment to some meaningful dialogue.Now why hasn’t there been a White person championing the rights we’ve been talking about. It seems that everyone who has identitified their race/ethnicity on this stream, has been a person of color.Now ain’t that a shame.

  • Anonymous Originale

    True Dat "Anonymous Too". Again, I’m not bashing Tyson, I’m just frustrated by the trends that allow and inspire minorities to identify with all of hteir rich heritage while White people don’t have to (or feel the need to). That’s my problem.Also, there’s no stick up my ass. When Rachel mentions that his eyes look "Asian" that’s like me saying "the sky is blue". That’s all good, but connect the comment to some meaningful dialogue.Now why hasn’t there been a White person championing the rights we’ve been talking about. It seems that everyone who has identitified their race/ethnicity on this stream, has been a person of color.Now ain’t that a shame.

  • Anonymous Foerever

    I hear you. I want to hear a White person say "I have the right to claim my black heritage"! Or a White person say: "I am part Irish, part german, a quarter Ukranian, and a quarter Black". I want to hear that.But then if they do are they automatically considered Black? If a White person said the above, would you not automatically say "oh so and soo is Black". This is an incredibly interesting question.

  • Anonymous Foerever

    Also, lots of Africans, Native Americans, Latinos have Almond shaped eyes. So Rachel’s "he has Asian eyes" comment is a comment out of left field. I agree.

  • mememme

    Why is it that Black people perpepuate the black pin drop rule that if you are a pindrop black you are black rule from the slavery days. People should embrace their ethnicities and be proud of it. Why the hell not? black does erase other ethnicities…it is not about being more accepted by society. sadly mulitculturalism is not accepted by society yet.

  • Anon Girl

    6:07 That is the point the Black posters here are trying to make. A Black person seems to always be expected to follow the "pin drop rule" but not White people. Any person who says they have Black blood is automatically considered Black. Any White person who says they have Black blood is automatically considered Black.White is the "untainted". Blacks did not perpetuate this system. What the Black posters here are saying is why is it more White people are not breaking the pin drop rule? because if they do, they are no longer seen as White – socially, economically and otherwise.Please don’t say Blacks perpetuate this system. They don’t. They have no control over this system. the same can be said for Jews socially. The moment someone has Jewish blood they are no longer considered WASP or fully White.

  • Anonymous Originale

    take a look at the Henry Louis Gates Jr. documentary that’s been airing on PBS. There’s a White professor in it who has been able to trace various points of hertiage for different people (including Oprah and Chris Tucker). He tells them if they have traces of Asian, Native American, or European heritage. To prove that he’s studied it broadly, he tells the viewers what he is: apparently he has 11 percent African heritage, though he’s White. When Skip Gates jokingly asks him how his mother felt at the news, he said, "we argued about it. She didn’t take it well".See, White people don’t want to know if they have Black blood in them (except for that professor/scientist). Everybody on this stream is Black,talking about: I got A, B, and C up in me.I still haven’t heard one White person add to the "mix".Now why are some of you peeps still defending White people, when they haven’t even stepped up to the plate yet (and if they do, it’s one sole White Guy at Oxford University — as removed from American sociopolitics as you can get).

  • ange

    First of all,both Tyson and Naomi’s parents are Jamaicans,they are both first generation immigrants,so is Wentworth Miller,actually only one of his parent is Jamaican. In Jamaica you are one thin and one thing only Jamaican,it is here in the states,that terms like Chinese Jamaican, Indian Jamaican,Black Jamaican Exists. All races are represented in Jamaica with Black(if there is such a thing) being the dominant race. A lot of Jamaicans are mixed. So the both probably have one parent that has Chinese in them,but both their parents are Jamaicans. Not one being from China and the other from Jamaica. The Chinese in Jamaica have no real ties to China,in the same way The Black people have no real ties to Africa. Yes there is no such thing as African Jamaican or Jamaican American. The motto of the country is Out of Many One People.

  • One More Anonymous

    I am half half White and Half Black and when I went to Ocho Rios, the Jamaicans would say weird things like nice skin or call me yellowgirl or nice hair – just preferring my light skin to my dark girlfriends who went on the vacation with me. Most Jamaicans are dark skinned, Black. A small minority is Asian, White, Indian. Anyway, people were acting really weird toward me and I think it is sad. I think they were very color struck. I never experienced anything like that before. I was expecting to feel something different going to a black country but instead it was worst. People were very direct about jokes they made about my girlfriends’ skin color. Also guys there seemed to prefer light skinned women. At the club, etc. I guess here too, it is the same thing. Anyway, I am Irish and Black but I am Black for all intents and purposes. And my parents approve. I actually years ago met ALice Walker’s daughter who is half White too. She was part of a whole group I hung with in Brooklyn, NY. Anyway she is very grounded in being black eventhough she is half Jewish. I am impressed by that. The black community needs her more than the Jewish community she believed.

  • Mikey

    I am so sick of Jamaicans coming to America and complaining about our racial structure here. People, they have problems of race in their own country, believe me. If it is so bad here, why are you here? Why not leave? Go to Jamaica and enjoy it! Or shut the fuck up.As for Naomi: You know that bitch has identity problems with that weave she never takes off and those hazel eye contacts. She is so fake. Why is her hair so bone straight? Cause she is so proud of being who she is, right?That’s why she fought with Tyra Banks. Bitch was jealous Tyra had real hair. Fuck Naomi.

  • Bruce Lee

    Since Tyson is part Chinese, maybe Zhang Yimou, the director of great Chinese films or Ang Lee director of Crouching Tiger can put him as the lead in their next Chinese film.Maybe he can play Mao Tse Tung in the epic biopic about the Revolutionary Chinese leader. I think we should take a poll in China and let the people vote. I am sure they would approve.Not like the Egytians who were up in arms that Lou Gossett Jr., a black man, played Anwar Sadat in the TV movie.I think it is time that actors of Chinese heritage like Tyson Beckford get used more in films about their homeland. Maybe Naomi can play Mae Tse Tung’s wife.

  • 1st generation African

    Mikey, Tyra has worn a weave for as long as Naomi has. Or did you happen to miss Fresh prince back in the days or AmericaNTModel LOL – Allow the hating :)Naomi rocks and as a black woman myself believe when i say that I can terrorise your claat with the best of them. Black women are razor sharp and I applaud that. Bruce lee, your comment made me laugh hee heeI am African and as black as night. My daughter is ‘mixed race’. Her father is white european. But she has been claimed by her Black family. If she gets older and feels her white family as embraed her as equally, it is up to her to define herself as she see’s fit. She is exactly the same complexion as my Mother and older sister ( Both also black African but ‘pale’). When She goes out with her nana you wouldn’t bat an eyelid but I guess you could look twice if she was with me. I bring my child up the way I was. As a black child. But she lives in a western culture where I and my ‘kind’ are in the minority. I don’t feel like I am held back by my colour. Yes, I might end up in prison quicker than my white counterparts, I might get kicked out of school easier than my white peers and I might be put in a mental hospital without justification (!) but at the end of the day the victim/oppressed mentality is old and boring. You do not define me, i define myself.Lastly, I just want to say that Naomi is beautiful and so is Tyson. I especially think this because they are dark just like me and the ‘majority’ of black people that populate the world. This is just my personal OP of course.

  • Bun N’ Cheese Girl

    Bruce Lee at 1:42 AM, you had me rolling on the floor. LMAO! Too funny. Did everybody read that.Ok, I wanted to make a point. I know where Naomi and Tyson are coming from and it’s weird. I am Jamaican. I was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica. It is near Kingston. Most tourists go to the other side of the island. Anyway, I know how racist a lot of my fellow Jamaicans can be. We have serious problems on our island. I left after JHS and High School but it will always be the place I love most in the world, don’t get me wrong. I will die a Jamaican and I want to be buried in my beautiful Island and I want my last meal to be dumplins and saltfish :)That said, I hate the social system of my country. Black people favor light skin and wavy hair. Women used to say to dark skin children, press her hair and it’s too nappy. We used to look at people’s neckline to see what their hair type was like. No matter how much you straighten a nappy person’s hair, Jamaicans would say, you can tell how "good the hair is" by the rolls of nappy on their neckline. In schools, some teachers would favor the light skinned kids. Men married the lighter skinned women. It was a sign of social status. Don’t get me started on how homophobic our culture can be (Buju Banton and his Gay bashing). Yellowman, the Albino singer, had a song called "Don’t bend down" – very homophobic. Also lots of sexism. There was a famous song in the 80′s called "Give me Punani" which means "Give me a girls’ private part, if you know what I mean".We have a lot of social problems in our country. Jamaicans want to pretend they have no racism in our country. They want to look good in front of the world. They want to pretend they are better than the other people from the Islands. Jamaicans have a long standing feud with "Trinnies" Trinidadians and other black Islanders.The Asians and Indians in our country don’t really intermarry with Blacks. They called Indians "coolies". i have a friend who is Coolie and she hates Blacks. She says she wants to make sure she has a kid whose hair she does not have to perm in other words a kid with "good hair".I have another friend of mine who looks mulatto but is not and she always siad "I dont want to waste my light on him" meaning I don’t want to date a "darkie" – she wanted to lighten the race. In public, aall races in Jamaica pretend they get along but I have had the luxury of going into the homes of people of different races there and behind closed doors, they all hate each other – at the bottom of the hate are the Black Jamaicans. Mst jamaicans are dark skinned people with Afrocentric features. Yet, the small minority of non-dark people dsicriminate against them.Jamaicans have a fixation with the British eventhough they can admit the brutal system that the British subject them to. Everyone wants to speak good British English. I don’t see how my country will change if no one is admitting to these problems. It saddens me. I still love Jamaica though because it is where my Nanna is and it is where my childhood is. However, I hate the racism there. Then Jamaicans come to the United States and hate African-Americans. They say African-Americans have issues or a chip on their shoulder. I think what I respect inAfrican- Americans is they are not afraid to talk about the issues. Jamaicans, like the British, want to sweep it under the rug. Besides, as a Jamaican, I have benefited from the Civil Rights mvement and all the struggles of the African-Americans. I live in this country freely because of them. I cannot criticize. Lastly, I think Jamaicans want to claim their country is free of racism because they want to feel as if they are an "other" and not just Black people. jamaicans’ biggest fear sometimes is to be seen just as "Black people". They wnat to be more and the way many do that is by denying there are Black people problems in our country.Jamaica basically has a caste system and I wonder when it is going to go away. That is why people like Tyson and Naomi hold on to whatever bit of mixed blood they have. They are part of a culture that is very preoccupied with being mixed when in fact most people in Jamaica are not mixed – they claim to be. Most are simply Black but so many have a hard time accepting this.I don’t know if this problem will ever go away but every opportunity I have to edcuate my "bretheren" on these issues I do. If I can’t change my whole island maybe I can change one person.

  • Trina

    Interesting, but I don’t agree on a lot of this.Tyson’s mother is Chinese and how do you think she would feel if he didn’t claim his half-chinese side? Equally my mother is Japanese and although I might not look it, I am very close to my Japanese side and always make sure to state the fact that I’m half Japanese too. My mother is my rock and I would never want my children or grandchildren to forget their Japanese heritage or black/white, etc. What you are should make you proud. I also think it’s APALLING in countries where you have to tick your race whenever you fill out a form, that is literally disgusting. Anyway, there are so many people out there who probably also are tired of being put in a box although they might be closer to their mother who might be black/Chinese/white..Amerie is half Korean and I know Korean mothers are very close to their kids, so why wouldn’t she want to say she’s half Korean, or Tiger Woods for that sake. Let people express who they are or not are-it’s their own choice! Black is beautiful, but who you are and where you come from should never be forgotten.

  • Me

    I get where you are coming from Trina above, Tyson is not half Chinese though. He just has Chinese in him but neither of his direct parents are fully Chinese.My grand-father’s grand-father was White. Everyone else in my family is Black. Does that make me White? …Hell no.

  • Ang Lee

    Since says he ispart Chinese, I think Tyson should of been a lead actor in Memoirs of a Geisha. I mean the movie used all thesee Chinese actors to portray a Japanese story. Why did they not use Tyson? It is not fair. Chinese actors like Tyson get no respect in this business!

  • Ang Lee

    Since Tyson says he is part Chinese, I think Tyson should of been a lead actor in Memoirs of a Geisha. I mean the movie used all thesee Chinese actors to portray a Japanese story. Why did they not use Tyson? It is not fair. Chinese actors like Tyson get no respect in this business!

  • mrs beckford haha

    it’s ignorant of some people to say, ‘who cares if he’s part chinese’. although his skin is dark as a full black person, he is telling us straight up that he isn’t full black. he wants people to know that he’s got other mixes in him, not just the dominant black that people see.

  • Ho Chi Min

    Miss Beckford I agree with you. That is why I am appalled that Tyson was passed up as a lead actor for the following films: Memoirs of A Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hero – I mean how unfair! Tyson is a great Chinese actor. I am starting the petition to see if he can play the biopic of Mao Tse Tung. he would be great. And the Chinese people would certainly aprove. I mean this 2006 people! Come on. Tyson is a great Chinese actor.

  • Anonymous2

    Rachel said Tyson’s eyes indicate his chinese roots…now I’m African with very high cheek bones…Does having high cheek bone "indicate" traces of European ancestry? The last time I checked we have no Caucasians in our family therefore chinky eyes or whatever indicates nothing…South African Bush men have the same slant eyes Tyson has…so how does that make him less Black etc etc? Shout outs to the first poster…ya hit the nail right on its head…thank you!

  • anonymous2

    LMAOO@@@@ MEMOIRS OF GEISHA …damn, I’m sick of black people claiming other colors . Tyson is Blacker than my African ass… I still don’t see no "chineseness" in him …I can’t wait to see his ass in some kung fu flicks if ya get wot I mean lol

  • Black on Crack

    Thank you! My boyfriend has hazel/green eyes. His familyare simply and strictly Black – no ifs and buts. His green eyes don’t suddenly make him white! Give me a break!

  • Monique

    People thinking like you is why we still have racism. I don’t know if you realize you sound no better than nazi groups who are against racial mixing or who think white is the ultimate race (other races below). Actually I think this way of thinking is scary and ignorant. You act as if he should be ashamed he’s got Chinese in him, the man is saying something and you try to ignore/refuse to understand. I thought we should support other minorities and be proud of who we are-you show the opposite of tolerance. Great he’s proud of all his ancestors. God bless them all.

  • Real Deal

    Monique, comparing the above posters to Nazis shows you know nothing of the Nazi party and the sheer brutality and horrific nature of their practices.That said, what I think everyone above is saying is this: If Tyson is hailing a taxi cab in new York, would a Taxi cab driver suddenly stop for him because he is part Chinese? When cab drivers are notorious for not stopping for Black men. If Tyson was in 1960 Alabama, would he have to sit on the back of the bus or no?If he was in South Africa, would he have to live in the blacks only sections or no?If Tyson was driving in Los Angeles and a racist cop profiles him, would that cop suddenly not do that because of his Chinese blood?If Tyson goes to China right now, would the Chinese accept him with open arms as one of their own or no?Given all the above experiences, does this not male his very existence one of a Black man? Where does his Chinese come into play in terms of how he exists in society. He may be Chinese but how relevant is that in a world that could not care less when they are discriminating against him?That is the point. Who cares what is in your ancestry when you go out into the world as a Black man that the world has learned to fear and resent?Why do you assume all the posters above are Black, by the way? There are White people who support this point of view too.I am glad one poster mentioned Halle Berry. She understands racism and her role as a Black woman. And her mother is White.

  • Speaking of Halle

    HERE IS INTERVIEW OF HALLE BERRY BELOW – WHY IS SHE SO COMFORTABLE WITH SAYING SHE IS BLACK (AND SHE HAS A WHIT EMOTHER WHO RAISED HER WITHOUT HER BLACK FATHER YET OTHER PEOPLE AR ENOT COMFORTABLE WITH BEING BLACK:Reviews of Monster’s Ball You had to fight for this role. Why did you fight so hard for this one? I think being a woman, especially a black woman, I can identify with her struggle against racism. Feeling the effects of that on my life, and like most women who have had ups and downs, highs and lows, who have struggled at certain times in my life to understand who I am, to make ends meet, to make my way. I’ve certainly been there and I’m not free of it.

  • Speaking of Halle

    HERE IS A WONDERFUL INTERVIEW WITH HALLE IN ESSENCE MAGAZINE. SHE CLEARLY STATES SHE IS BLACK DESPITE THE FACT THAT HER MOTHER IS BLACK. I THINK THAT IS VERY BOLD AND QUITE IMPRESSIVE. SHE UNDERSTANDS THAT HER EXPERIENCE IS THAT OF A BLACK WOMAN SO THAT MAKES HER EMBRACE HER BLACKNESS FULLY. IT DOES NOT MEAN SHE DOES NOT LOVE HER MOTHER. MAYBE TYSON NEEDS TO TAKE SOME TIPS FROM HALLE AND MAYBE THEN HE MIGHT BE AS FAMOUS…..INTERVIEW EXCERPT BELOW: Some of the school-yard battles were of the you-think-you’re-so-cute variety. Halle recognizes them as skirmishes in the Black internecine war of hair texture and skin color. I’ve been on the front lines myself, once or twice, but I always knew where the alleys were located. But Halle strikes me as someone who wouldn’t run, a girl who would stare down her adversaries. The age-old skin-and-hair trip still saddens her. "Even now, Black people come up to me and want to feel my hair. I get a lot of questions about what I do to it and if it’s natural. It amazes me that we’re still where we are with that." She pauses for a moment. "I understand that pain and what it’s about. I suffer, too," she says, eyes bright with indignation. "I don’t care what color my skin is or what the texture of my hair is. I’m a Black woman, and we’re all discriminated against in some way. I’m still being told by producers that they don’t see such and such a role as something for a Black person. I know I don’t have it easier."

  • Speaking of Halle

    SORRY HALLE’S MOTHER IS WHITE, I MEANT TO SAY ABOVE.

  • Chili

    No matter, no matter what colour … Please God, next life I want to be beautyful and most preferably wake up every morning next to a man looking like Tyson. Love ya

  • Chili

    Dont you get it ?! This is just a receipt for people to have beautyful kids. Now we know that gorgeous people come from jamican-chinese mix. But seriously I was interested how come his eyes were like that and how come she was so amazingly beautyful. Now I know – mix it.

  • anoble

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