I found this over at Wirecutter’s place, and had to laugh:

I found it particularly amusing because, despite being born and raised in Africa, I’m of Caucasian ancestry.  When I came to the USA, more than two decades ago, I used to enjoy introducing myself as “the only real African-American in these parts”.  My black friends would often respond with something along the lines of, “No way, man – you’s a honky!”  Much mutual amusement resulted.

The thought of a “honky” King Kong-type gorilla is just too funny . . .



  1. I have a blond haired, blue eyed friend who was of Belgian descent and was born in the Belgian Congo. He, like you, became a naturalized US Citizen. He always checks the box saying he is African American on any form that asks, and he absolutely refuses to change it when he's told he can't be that!

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