Why do people keep telling me I don't look African?

My parents are both African and I am first generation to live in America. People keep telling me that I don't look first generation African. However, people tell me that I look like my mom? I don't understand why people say this. It hurts my feelings when people say this about me because ethnically I am African

This is a picture of me (I know, not a really good picture of me; I just took a selfie and I know, I am not smiling). Now tell me, do I look African or not?:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/126617838@N03/17406177271/


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Most Helpful Girl

  • You look very African actually. Why does it bother you so much?

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What Girls Said 5

  • Does it really matter if you look African or not> Like does it actually bother you or is it just a curiosity question?

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  • hmm... i wouldn't say you were African either...
    my husband is of African decent (he preferes to be called black but dont want to offend anybody) so all of his family is, too, naturally. You have a more exotic look. very pretty...

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  • Couldnt see a pic

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  • Because I couldn't see the picture

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  • you look 100% African

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