When I was in high school, one of the favorite pastimes of fellow students was to declare how much Indian they had in their blood. That seemed like another age when blacks didn’t want to accept their full ethnicity and, like Tiger Woods, clang to any and other ethnicity while downplaying the blackness within them.

Turns out that some of the people and celebrities who made claims of having “Indian in their blood,” like megastar Prince, were indeed correct, but those folks who do have Indian ancestry aren’t who you think they are.

Below are some of the shocking ethnic origins of todays biggest celebrities with the help of blackflix.com and buzzfeed.com.



Terry Shropshire

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