As to the first part....of course it makes no difference, dys covered that in the 2nd post here in 3 words.
As to the 2nd part...well, if one lives in a country or on a continent that proports that it does not identify its people or themselves by color, but does so by nationality, then why do (and for simplicities sake I'm just going to say black/white...so no one need comment there's all sorts of colors) people who, if they were say, in america would identify themselves as black/white tend to continue to marry each other even though they say they don't identify themselves that way?
Religion aside, since that's a totally different subject....If they indentified with their nationality, wouldn't people be marrying someone who'd be identified here by their color, as proportionate to the percentages of these people?
Looking at the people in the pictures I posted, the dark skinned white people and the light skinned black people are just about the same color.
So, why doesn't the light skinned black person, who, let's for arguments sake say she has a white father/black mother, call herself white?
She's just as "white" in color as the greek woman or the italian man.
I find it puzzling when a person calls themselves black when they are 50/50, as if one entire side of their family did not exist.
You hear things about them identifying with their black culture. Well, you have just as much white culture in your DNA....why don't you acknowledge or ever talk about that?
I mean, it just seems fair is fair.