Somehow, in all my years of supporting and obsessing over Mariah, I never really gave much thought to what race/ethnicity she was. I am just that noble.
But today, as any day, I was thumbing through google news searching for Mariah, and this is just staring me in the face: http://www.irishcentral.com/ent/Mariah-Carey-talks-about-her-struggle-with-being-Irish-and-black-66899537.html
Apparently my girl is half black, half Irish. Who would've thunk it!
Not surprisingly, "Mariah chooses to identify herself as just Mariah first and foremost."