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Despite this history, and although denying people civil rights according to their race is no longer legal, socially, the one-drop rule is still very much alive.

Friday, 2019-11-22 03:19Z

Despite this history, and although denying people civil rights according to their race is no longer legal, socially, the one-drop rule is still very much alive. Many Americans, including liberals who politically reject racism, routinely define white people who have black ancestors as “passing” for white. The same Americans would find it absurd to accuse […]

The new one-drop rule: challenging the persistence of white supremacy with in-service teachers

Sunday, 2019-09-22 02:27Z

Based on a critical race study in a racially desegregated elementary school, I illustrate how one drop of white discourse from even one less racially literate white teacher can cause usually more racially literate white teachers to support white supremacy.

Light, Bright and Damn Near White: Black Leaders Created by the One-Drop Rule

Saturday, 2019-07-20 23:29Z

Accepted socially and legally since slavery, this “rule,” as well as its strict enforcement, created a dynamic leadership pool of Light, Bright and Damn Near White revolutionaries, embraced by the Black community as some of its most vocal and active leaders.

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.