‘RHOP’ Star Robyn Dixon Identifies as Black despite Her Mixed Ancestry
Anyone would be surprised to find that Robyn Dixon identifies as a Black woman, given that she rocks a fair skin tone highlighted by her green eyes.
Her fair complexion gives away apparent hints of her mixed ancestry, but Dixon fully embraces her African origin, even after getting a DNA test that proved her European ancestry.
Both of Robyn Dixon's Parents Were Black
Dixon's looks have always troubled her fans; they don't believe she is a Black person. Instead, they are assured she came from biracial parents.
On March 27, 2016, a Twitterati named Lisa Marie asked Dixon why she had issues identifying as biracial.
The television star unhesitatingly replied that a person needed to have parents of two different races to be biracial.
Admitting she had white ancestry, the Maryland native added her parents — father Guy Doc Bragg and mother Gladys Bragg — were both Black. Hence, she was also Black and not biracial.
Dixon Always Wanted to Know Her Ancestry
Dixon grew up with her African-American parents, embracing her ethnicity, but she faced confused faces right from her childhood.
Her classmates wouldn't believe she was Black and didn't have white parents. As a result, the 42-year-old wanted to know the origin of her unique features.
Another reason she wished to find about her ancestry was that her mother also had a white complexion and straight hair despite being a part of an African family.
Understandably, Dixon got her Caucasian-like qualities from her mother, who knew she possessed European, Native American, and Filipino ancestry but wasn't sure of them.
In an interview with Bravo TV in June 2017, The Real Housewives of Potomac star shared she was confident about her culture and identity but would be thrilled to know about her other heritages.
Robyn Dixon Is 39% African
Dixon took to Instagram to reveal her ancestry results on June 2, 2019. She posted a gallery of pictures of the test result, disclosing her race percentage.
According to the analysis, she is 39% African, with Mali and Congo as her origin.
The reality star is only one percent Asian but is 59% European. Her European origin is mainly from the European West and Ireland.
Robyn Dixon shared her DNA reports disclosing her ethnicity, race, and ancestry (Source: Instagram)
Despite the results, Dixon iterated she would never consider herself mixed or biracial.
Clarifying that she always knew she was never 100% Black, she opined all African Americans have European ancestry, regardless of the percentage. She called out the "evil white slavemasters that raped slaves for hundreds of years" for the European lineage that the African Americans possessed.
"It's almost inevitable," she penned. By extension, even with the knowledge that she was 59% European, she refused to consider herself mixed or biracial.
Thus Dixon stressed she "was raised in a proud Black family and would always be a proud Black woman."
She clarified she took the test only to know the details of her history. She even urged her followers to take the ancestry test for themselves, as she found it very enlightening.