"I'm White": Black Woman Explains Why She Identifies as a White Person

"I'm White": Black Woman Explains Why She Identifies as a White Person

- A short clip of a black woman explaining why she believes she is white has been shared online

- In the clip, the woman says that she does not identify with being black because she has never had black influences around her - her culture is white

- Many South Africans have shared their thoughts on the woman and her decision to identify as white

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A black woman called Mari Van Heerden recently did an interview in which she explains why she believes she is a white woman. According to Van Heerden, she has never had any black people influence the way she speaks and eats. She even added that growing up, she only had plans to marry a white man.

"I'm White": Black Woman Explains Why She Identifies as a White Person
Mari Van Heerden says she is white. Image: Mari_vh
Source: Twitter
"I was raised white from the beginning. I never had the opportunity to learn from black people, so I'm white," she can be heard saying in the clip.

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The clip garnered many reactions from locals who either supported Van Heerden or called her ignorant. Read a few of their interesting opinions about the interview below:

@Muedinc said:

"If men can identify as women and vice versa why can't she identify as white? It's how she feels inside."

@NeoThabo said:

"This is what we call identity crises. She could be raised "white" (whatever that means) but it still doesn't take away that she is black. It's like asking an albino to identify as black or white, which is none of the above. Lastly eating with your hands is not a 'black' thing."

In other Briefly News, imagine waking up and speaking with an entirely different accent? A Brisbane dentist does not have to. According to various reports, the 27-year-old woman had undergone tonsil removal surgery and woke up with an Irish accent.

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In various articles, Angie Yen says that she has never been to Ireland and neither does she have any relatives - even distant - who are from the country, which makes her case even more peculiar than ever.

After doing some research, Dr Yen now believes that she may have something called "foreign accent syndrome", a rare speech disorder that can sometimes be corrected with speech therapy.

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