I was today-years old when I found out singer Amerie was Afro-Asian and it’s kind of making me want to get my eyes checked. So is there a problem with my discovery? Absolutely not! However, watching her perform classic singles like “Why Don’t We Fall In Love”, and “One Thing” I really couldn’t tell. And it’s not as if I was checking for her ethnicity back then, it was just a simple stumble-across moment on YouTube while she was promoting a book in her book-club.
I guess what jumped out at me is the fact that she’s still fine on top of aging backwards. After doing some research I later found that the Washington D.C. native was born to her Korean mother Mi Suk, and her Afro American father Charles Rogers.
You learn something new everyday when you take the time to look. Check out Amerie discussing book The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine below.