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Black Americans are about 80% African and 20% European, so the ratios make sense.The Cape Coloureds on the other hand present a more complex picture.Though genetically related to other Africans these populations have their own history, and some of the Cape Coloureds reflect the distinctive features of the Khoisan.Additionally the Muslim Cape Malays attest to the presence of Asian slaves and settlers (the latter were exiles and political dissidents relocated by the Dutch).I assume in South Africa that someone who is Coloured something else is most likely to self-identify as Coloured. Her identity is a bit more confused, as the surname has convinced many Indian publications that she’s Indian, while Coloureds are complaining that she is in fact a Coloured.Most people in the world who look like Tatum Keshwar are probably South Asian (there 1.3 billion South Asians, and a substantial minority of this is hundreds of millions), and her surname suggests that like Tansey Coetzee she has Indian ancestry.Points of significance: 1) Though only some African populations are shown, because African populations are so diverse vis-a-vis non-Africans they have more “colors,” that is, they span more of the K ancestral populations.Non-Africans are to some extent simply subsets of Africans.
History tells us that the Cape Coloureds are the result of unions between Europeans, mostly men, and colored women of various races.In contrast both Cape Coloureds and African Americans are byproducts of much more recent admixture events, on the order of 200-300 years at most (generally less), and so manifest far more within population variance in ancestral quanta.3) The magenta and blue ancestral populations combine to span almost all West Eurasian groups, what in older physical anthropology would be termed “Caucasoid.” The magenta is more Indian, while the blue is more non-Indian (European Middle Eastern).In the United States anyone who manifests African ancestry is coded as “black.” Though hypodescent started out as a tool for maintaining white racial purity against colored taint, today it is accepted within black America as the social norm.
Barack Obama has obvious mixed ancestry but he is accept as fully black racially by both black and white Americans.
But how much of the ancestry of the Cape Coloured is Asian?