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Posted on 04/15/2019 2:31:50 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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Mullato, Quadroon or Octoroon? (1/2, 1/4 or 1/8 black)
Pretty Octoroons brought the highest prices in the slave markets.
In the 1950s in Dallas and elsewhere, they were called High Yellows because of their light colored skin tone.
Hundreds of millions of Americans are “Native Americans”, as defined in the Constitution.
I think you probably meant American Indian.
Nor are the South Africans. Gary Player and Ernie Els (pro golfers) are examples.
The problem is that our language is inadequate to describe those whose ancestors immigrated before the European immigrants.
I do not care for the term “Indian” because there are many Indians whose culture and ethnicity are nothing like those whom I usually call “Native American.” Once Indians are naturalized or become citizens, aren’t they then “American Indians”? Aren’t their children who are born here “American Indians”? I tend to be biased towards Indians when I choose descriptive terms; I have an Indian employee and have known several Indians through the years, both native born and immigrant. I have met very few “Native Americans” and have never known one.
Oh, my ancestors have all been here since the 1600s. From my perspective, most people are recent arrivals.
I have no idea. I only know that I have a smidgen of African ancestry from the Bantu tribe who were often captured and sold as slaves. I suspect that my dear great grandmother claimed Native American ancestry to avoid the stigma of being mulatto. But I don’t really know.
Yes and they are all Africans
Perhaps it is time to refer by race instead of origin?
Like our ancestors did?
my privilege is showing
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