A pre-emptive post

Yes, I am aware that Simorali Nieves has dark skin and textured black hair. No, I did not make a mistake when I wrote her race down as Caucasian. Yes, I double-checked. Every source I could find says she’s Caucasian.

So if a mistake was made, it wasn’t mine; I have to work with what I’m given. I am hoping this post will stop some people from emailing me “correcting” her casefile.

14 thoughts on “A pre-emptive post

  1. christie June 7, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    I emailed the center for missing children, and asked them to double check I also let them know white is not a race! And asked they confirm her ethnicity and get her an NCIC number so I can get her in NamUs at least Caucasian is a race I me we are all HUMAN.

    • Meaghan June 7, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      Well, black isn’t a race either but that’s what the NCMEC calls African-American children.

    • Meaghan June 7, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      You might want to ask them to check her name spelling. I saw it spelled three different ways, and the NCMEC has been wrong about spellings before.

      • christie June 8, 2018 / 3:18 pm

        OH OK I will I told them that they needed to fix that Race thing so I will follow up they understand the difference between Race and Ethnicity and Nationality we need to start getting paid for this stuff.

      • Meaghan June 8, 2018 / 3:19 pm

        I gotta PayPal but I don’t get much. I need to get a Patreon.

  2. Cris June 7, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    Latinos can be of any race so it’s tricky I noticed NCMEC often lists latino children as white which may not be a good idea because most people seeing them on the street may not see them as a white person.

    • christie June 8, 2018 / 3:11 pm

      Latino is not a race yet we just got Hispanic into the mix which is what we will have to use. I was at the Dentist and they were asking a gal what Race she identifies as and she said white when she was clearly Dark turns out she is Greek how is it so hard to get the word Nationality in there so we have some distinction you know like Latin American or whatever.

  3. Melanin Princess June 7, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    def not caucasian, her last name is spanish which is very common in puerto rico

    • Meaghan June 7, 2018 / 10:22 pm

      I don’t think she’s Caucasian either, but I can’t make my own assumptions; I have to work with what I’m given.

  4. forthelost June 7, 2018 / 5:48 pm

    She looks of mixed race to me. Maybe her parents were both biracial, but more recently caucasian and she just wound up with more stereotypically black features? A lot of white people in the united states have some black ancestry (and vice versa).

    • Meaghan June 8, 2018 / 12:53 am

      Awhile back there was a case I was going to add, but decided not to — they’d found a body they were pretty sure was hers and were just waiting a few months for DNA results. She was also from southern Florida and also had dark skin and textured black hair like Simorali’s, and I thought she was black, but she wasn’t. In fact she was Jewish.

      A lot of people in south Florida are of Caribbean descent, and almost everyone from the Caribbean has at least partial African descent.

      • christie June 8, 2018 / 3:15 pm

        There are Black Jews and Black Irish it’s so confusing. IDK I thought my Grandma was Black forever she just died her hair and tanned all the time I mean like fried herself like a Chicken and went to HI. on Vaca allot. She also wore Mumu’s sp she probably wanted to look Hula Dancer exotic and such, drove my Mother nuts all the florals in day glow colors in Seattle, WA. it was blinding those Mumu’s.

      • Meaghan June 8, 2018 / 3:16 pm

        My understanding of “Black Irish” is Irish people with black hair. Apparently black hair and blue eyes, while a rare combination generally, is not uncommon among the Irish.

      • Meaghan June 8, 2018 / 3:17 pm

        Are you sure your grandma wasn’t named Rachel Dolezal lol?

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