I think you mean north africa was the cradle. It all depends on how you define 'african', if you look at san groups or arabs or ethiopians then they're basically different but thats because they have ties to different continents (that's why the largest differences are coastal countries) but the majority of bantu groups who make up the bulk of 'africans' are so closely linked it's insane. If you mean that africa was the cradle of humanity, and by extension everyone who originated from there is african, then that's wrong too.Africa is the cradle of humanity, first humans emerged there and then spread everywhere else. For that reason Africans are more genetically diverse than the rest of the world combined (link). Basically people are used to lump all Black people into the same race just because of their skin color, but from a scientific perspective different ethnic groups of African people have more genetic differences between each other than for example an Asian and a Native American.
Going back to Jacqui Briggs, her MKX iteration looks Bantu while her MK11 iteration looks Nilotic.
Also LOL at posting a WaPo link on anything race related.
What do you think of character differences in mkx vs mk11 like kano and cassie?
Edit: To keep it SoulCal related, what do you think of examples like cervy becoming human in sc5 or raphael's vampiric progression or asta's different design changes in each instalment?