Different societies apply differing criteria regarding who is classified as "black", and these social constructs have also changed over time.In a number of countries, societal variables affect classification as much as skin color, and the social criteria for "blackness" vary.
In other regions such as Australasia, settlers applied the term "black" or it was used by local populations with different histories and ancestral backgrounds.
It had been over four years since my last relationship, and I was tired of the long stretches without sex.
I was worried I didn't know how to be in a relationship any more and that I'd lost my skills in the bedroom.
'Throughout the pregnancy I'd joked about the babies being black and white, I even said to my friends that if one was black and one was white I'd call them Ebony and Ivory.
When they were born though, I realised it would be cruel to actually call them that.'I immediately noticed that Hope was completely white and although they didn't look that different when they were first born, because they both had a bit of jaundice, I could tell Leo's skin was going to get darker and Hope's was going to stay white.''I knew I was pregnant, I just had a feeling something wasn't right.