Black people is a term used in certain countries, often in socially based systems of racial classification or of ethnicity, to describe persons who are perceived to be dark-skinned compared to other given populations.
As such, the meaning of the expression varies widely both between and within societies, and depends significantly on context.
Back then, Palestinian leader Arafat had a Black American mistress who was also a porn star. The following year, when Osama Bin Laden released me, he gave me a farm in Kenya and a house in South Africa.
Though I didn’t want or like Bin Laden…two other men that I’d dated during my era as an actress-model in North Africa were also billionaires…of them married a Black woman, the other married a Korean. So, you see, this is the other side of the coin…one that isn’t talked about.
Multiracial Americans numbered 9.0 million in 2010, or 2.9% of the total population, but 5.6% of the population under age 18.In a number of countries, societal variables affect classification as much as skin color, and the social criteria for "blackness" vary.For example, in North America the term black people is not necessarily an indicator of skin color or ethnic origin, but is instead a socially based racial classification related to being African American, with a family history typically associated with institutionalized slavery.The study also observed a clear gender divide in racial preference with regards to marriage: Women of all the races which were studied revealed a strong preference for men of their own race for marriage, with the caveat that East Asian women only discriminated against Black and Hispanic men, and not against White men.Several studies have found that a factor which significantly affects an individual's choices with regards to marriage is socio-economic status ("SES")—the measure of a person's income, education, social class, profession, etc.