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On the other side of the coin, implementing the one-drop rule as a way to attach non-Black people to Blackness is equally detrimental to this conversation.

Saturday, 2019-02-16 23:50Z

On the other side of the coin, implementing the one-drop rule as a way to attach non-Black people to Blackness is equally detrimental to this conversation. The one-drop rule was only a practice found within the United States and was an “unspoken” law that never existed on the books. It was merely a way to […]

MAMP Podcast Ep #4: Revisiting the One-Drop Rule

Friday, 2019-01-25 15:42Z

On episode #4 of the MAMP podcast, we’re revisiting the one-drop rule with two women who both believed they were white, until they discovered by accident, that they weren’t.

Even if hypodescent is no longer enforced, its effects remain. That is, the legacy of the one-drop rule—black pride—is undiminished for many who identify as multiracial even if the rule itself no longer legally dictates how they identify themselves.

Thursday, 2018-12-27 01:14Z

The value of black pride cannot be overstated in its role of providing hope, dignity, and political strength to a population that has long existed within a racist white supremacist nation.1 After centuries of American history that have consistently made it difficult to be anything but black (via hypodescent) and made black pride the most […]

“The Fixity of Whiteness”: Genetic Admixture and the Legacy of the One-Drop Rule

Tuesday, 2018-08-14 02:25Z

The goals of this article, then, are twofold: first, to unearth some of the presuppositions operative in this genetics discourse that make possible a biological conception of race; and second, to examine some of the social and historical origins of those presuppositions.

Avoiding the One-Drop Rule

Tuesday, 2016-12-20 23:31Z

Avoiding the One-Drop Rule The Harvard Advocate Fall 2016 Eli Lee This past January, I attended a concert at Philadelphia’s First Unitarian Church. The audience in the church’s dimly lit basement was tattooed, bedecked in social justice slogans and, like most punk show crowds, predominantly white. Two hours into the show, a local hardcore band […]

We MUST Understand: Where is the ‘One-Drop Rule’ When We Need It Most?

Thursday, 2016-04-21 19:25Z

We MUST Understand: Where is the ‘One-Drop Rule’ When We Need It Most? African-American News&Issues Houston, Texas 2016-03-04 Roy Douglas Malonson, Publisher In regards to ‘race matters’ I remember a much simpler time when we knew who was Black. Now I am aware that we have always had a few of us that have ‘passed’ […]

How I Learned about the One-Drop Rule: Mark

Friday, 2016-01-22 02:50Z

How I Learned about the One-Drop Rule: Mark Fanshen Cox 2016-01-20 One Drop of Love is a multimedia one-woman show exploring the intersections of race, class, gender, justice and LOVE. For more information, click here.

The “one-drop rule,” which, for much of American history, legally defined as black anyone with a black ancestor, was used to keep black people from adopting whiteness. Ironically, it has made it easier for Ms. Dolezal to claim blackness without others questioning the assertion.

Wednesday, 2015-06-17 15:38Z

The “one-drop rule,” which, for much of American history, legally defined as black anyone with a black ancestor, was used to keep black people from adopting whiteness. Ironically, it has made it easier for Ms. [Rachel] Dolezal to claim blackness without others questioning the assertion. If they are not themselves of a similar hue to Ms. […]

Beyond the One-Drop Rule: Views of Obama’s Race and Voting Intention in 2008

Monday, 2014-05-19 13:55Z

  Beyond the One-Drop Rule: Views of Obama’s Race and Voting Intention in 2008 Sociological Science Volume 1, March 2014 (2014-04-17) pages 70-80 DOI: 10.15195/v1.a6 Simon Cheng, Associate Professor of Sociology University of Connecticut David Weakliem, Professor of Sociology University of Connecticut We use data from a national survey of likely voters conducted before the 2008 […]

One Drop of Love: Finding the Love in the One-drop Rule through Documentary Storytelling and Performance

Wednesday, 2013-10-09 03:01Z

One Drop of Love: Finding the Love in the One-drop Rule through Documentary Storytelling and Performance California State University, Los Angeles May 2013 84 pages Fanshen DiGiovanni A Project Report Presented to The Faculties of the Departments of Television, Film & Media Studies, and Music, Theatre & Dance In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for […]