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OP: I've often wondered this myself, especially in the case of President Obama.
He is championed as "the first black president," but he's half white . . . right? *scratches head*
One drop rule.
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OP: I've often wondered this myself, especially in the case of President Obama.
He is championed as "the first black president," but he's half white . . . right? *scratches head*
One drop rule.


What is the practical measurement for this "one drop"?
If the drop is any trace whatsoever, then we're all black.
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OP: I've often wondered this myself, especially in the case of President Obama.
He is championed as "the first black president," but he's half white . . . right? *scratches head*
One drop rule.


What is the practical measurement for this "one drop"?
If the drop is any trace whatsoever, then we're all black.
There isn't any practical measure aside from having a traceable descendant who could be considered black according to the legislative powers that were.
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If you look black, you're going to be called black.

If you look asian, you're going to be called asian.

3/4'ths, 2/4rds, 1/2halfies don't really mean anything. This is purely an aesthetics deal.
I will never understand it. It really doesn't matter. In my opinion, skin color is as relevant as hair color. "Is it dark brown or black?" "Dirty blonde or light brown?" No one seems to care and I can't wait until that is where society goes with skin color. Dark, Medium, or Light. As far as your question goes, I think the main contribution is surveyors, asking "White, Black, Native American, Asian, Hispanic, or OTHER" as if a person can't be a mixture of any of these. I like to mark "other" and in the description write "irrelevant."
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As far as your question goes, I think the main contribution is surveyors, asking "White, Black, Native American, Asian, Hispanic, or OTHER" as if a person can't be a mixture of any of these. I like to mark "other" and in the description write "irrelevant."

I Agree.

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You can only be white if you're pure blood obviously. Well, at least that's what it seems.
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Jacque De Molay
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OP: I've often wondered this myself, especially in the case of President Obama.
He is championed as "the first black president," but he's half white . . . right? *scratches head*
One drop rule.


What is the practical measurement for this "one drop"?
If the drop is any trace whatsoever, then we're all black.
There isn't any practical measure aside from having a traceable descendant who could be considered black according to the legislative powers that were.


Wow.
Then I guess my next question would be . . .
why is this One Drop Rule still in effect? Is it convenient? Is it bias?
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Jacque De Molay
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Jacque De Molay
GreenInkling
OP: I've often wondered this myself, especially in the case of President Obama.
He is championed as "the first black president," but he's half white . . . right? *scratches head*
One drop rule.


What is the practical measurement for this "one drop"?
If the drop is any trace whatsoever, then we're all black.
There isn't any practical measure aside from having a traceable descendant who could be considered black according to the legislative powers that were.


Wow.
Then I guess my next question would be . . .
why is this One Drop Rule still in effect? Is it convenient? Is it bias?
One drop rule is not in affect. People identify with a certain social group or race based upon their phenotype and how they compare.
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How would an african american look? Oh, you mean hair like mine! Are you implying that your hair is more authentic than mine? Is your hair better than mine because it's not "dry rough scab?" Are you superior to us because you're mixed?
whoa I never ever said your hair was like that. Or any other black persons hair was like that. I was just using that as an opposite group of adjectives opposed to "nice". I just don't know why everyone expects black people's hair to feel like that. I always get comments like "oh I didn't expect it to feel like that" . Also when I was younger white ladies would always stop my mom and ask her how she did my hair in the style she did and how "nice" my hair was.
I presume what is "black" isn't often associated with nice in america and these stereotypes persist because black americans see themselves through that stereotypic lense.
you can't win and you can't lose, curly natural hair isn't always considered appropriate in some situations like job interviews and stuff, but perming hair and getting weaves is considered being fake or trying to be white. I'm not trying to sound rude or racist but I feel like black girls are held to a certain standard by other black girls to act a certain way or whatever. Like if a black girl dies her whole head pink she's ghetto or trying to be white but if a white girl does it it's just self expression. These are all things I've witnessed or experienced.
Why are black Americans viewed as a distorted comparison of the white standard?
you're asking the wrong person I don't know.
I'm gonna find out.

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