Originally Posted by Blais
This is fine. If you look black, then you can be black. If you look like the generic egyptian, then you are not black. They will see your picture on secondaries and your actual face during interviews. You will not pass GO with the URM-card for merely being "from africa" - they want black. If you do pass Go, it will be for other reasons (like your stats).
One group will "look like their patients in underserved compton", the other one won't.
All that being said, I think egyptians look more hispanic than black... Since you're into fudging around with technicalities, why not see if you can link your great great X relative to some hispanic bloodlines. That one might be easier to pull off visually.
This dude has dark skin but facial features of...I can't put my finger on it. Definitely half something!
But anyways, let the OP put what he wants guys, it doesn't hurt you in any way.