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Why black people believe in the "One-Drop Rule?"

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“I HATE WICKEDNESS”

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Since: Jun 10

New Jersey

#1 Mar 8, 2011
Can someone please explain to me why people like Vanessa Williams, Stacy Dash, Beyonce, Rihanna, Hally Berry, Mariah Carey.... believes in the "One-Drop Rule?" Aren't they bi-racial, or quarter white, or MGM(Multi-Generational Mixed) people? Why don't they just say their mulattoes or bi-racial instead of saying their just black. When they say their black, it confuses a lot of white people off because of their caucasian features. No wonder a lot of Americans think beauty is having exotic features in white women/black women without knowing that they are mix down the line. And this is why people think black women with broad features is considered not attractive/not standard beauty. Americans are truely brain washed by the B.S.

You do know black people who ranges from dark/mediam/light can consider themselves mix too right? You don't necessarily have to be half white to be considered mixed. Mix doesn't have to mean your biracial. I consider myself black, but I also consider myself mix because my dad is 1/4 white and my mom 1/8 syrian. This is how I look like www.myspace.com/nakitabenjamin . People question my background, and I tell them i'm black but happen to be mix. If they tell me to more specific, I'll go into more details.

Both of my parents are Haitian, but happen to have another ancestry somewhere down the line. Some people know their family history/background and some people don't know their family history/background, which is why some you calm to be just black or just white etc etc.

This is an example of a quarter white/quarter black kids:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l72biqAcsd1...

http://www.blackcelebkids.com/wp-content/uplo...

http://cm1.theinsider.com/media/0/39/21/boris...

http://www.prphotos.com//mas_assets/full/9590...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_jXMIsK3dV50/SV01Ykf...

http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images/halle-n...

http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/strollerderby/...

Stacy Dash Children are half black/mexican/white. This is an example of a multiracial child:

http://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/sta...

http://www.brucebriggs.com/blog/wp-content/up...

This is what a 3/4ths black and 1/4th asian looks like:

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/...

http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/07041...

http://images.askmen.com/galleries/men/tyson-...

http://cdn.babble.com/famecrawler/wp-content/...

Both racial parents that come out with twins like these:

http://abcnews.go.com/images/US/ht_cunningham...

http://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/bab...

http://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/bab...

http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/event/598/486...

http://image56.webshots.com/56/9/84/86/283198...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/112/277244433_...

http://iswirl.info/wp-content/gallery/novembe...

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/files/...

http://iswirl.info/wp-content/gallery/novembe...
Insight

Warren, Australia

#2 Mar 8, 2011
It seems alot of ppl are fascinated by this topic
Insight

Warren, Australia

#3 Mar 8, 2011
Nakita4u2c wrote:
Can someone please explain to me why people like Vanessa Williams, Stacy Dash, Beyonce, Rihanna, Hally Berry, Mariah Carey.... believes in the "One-Drop Rule?" Aren't they bi-racial, or quarter white, or MGM(Multi-Generational Mixed) people? Why don't they just say their mulattoes or bi-racial instead of saying their just black. When they say their black, it confuses a lot of white people off because of their caucasian features. No wonder a lot of Americans think beauty is having exotic features in white women/black women without knowing that they are mix down the line. And this is why people think black women with broad features is considered not attractive/not standard beauty. Americans are truely brain washed by the B.S.
You do know black people who ranges from dark/mediam/light can consider themselves mix too right? You don't necessarily have to be half white to be considered mixed. Mix doesn't have to mean your biracial. I consider myself black, but I also consider myself mix because my dad is 1/4 white and my mom 1/8 syrian. This is how I look like www.myspace.com/nakitabenjamin . People question my background, and I tell them i'm black but happen to be mix. If they tell me to more specific, I'll go into more details.
Both of my parents are Haitian, but happen to have another ancestry somewhere down the line. Some people know their family history/background and some people don't know their family history/background, which is why some you calm to be just black or just white etc etc.
This is an example of a quarter white/quarter black kids:
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l72biqAcsd1...
http://www.blackcelebkids.com/wp-content/uplo...
http://cm1.theinsider.com/media/0/39/21/boris...
http://www.prphotos.com//mas_assets/full/9590...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_jXMIsK3dV50/SV01Ykf...
http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images/halle-n...
http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/strollerderby/...
Stacy Dash Children are half black/mexican/white. This is an example of a multiracial child:
http://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/sta...
http://www.brucebriggs.com/blog/wp-content/up...
This is what a 3/4ths black and 1/4th asian looks like:
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/...
http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/07041...
http://images.askmen.com/galleries/men/tyson-...
http://cdn.babble.com/famecrawler/wp-content/...
Both racial parents that come out with twins like these:
http://abcnews.go.com/images/US/ht_cunningham...
http://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/bab...
http://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/bab...
http://img.allvoices.com/thumbs/event/598/486...
http://image56.webshots.com/56/9/84/86/283198...
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/112/277244433_...
http://iswirl.info/wp-content/gallery/novembe...
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/files/...
http://iswirl.info/wp-content/gallery/novembe...
I get what you mean - my relatives on both side of my
parents look biracial, some look anglo saxon even though their parents are considered full blood in terms of looks
They still refer to themselves as brown (full blood)unless that
person asking them their full ethnic background then they go into
detail.
TheAnswer

Garland, TX

#4 Mar 8, 2011
The real reason is that the vast bulk of humanity today in 2011 still tolerates the slavery of blacks.
It is still done in Islam, if you don't believe me watch the plight of black slaves in Arabia. That is the real reason. One drop means you can still be bought and sold.

“I HATE WICKEDNESS”

Level 1

Since: Jun 10

New Jersey

#5 Mar 8, 2011
Insight wrote:
<quoted text>
I get what you mean - my relatives on both side of my
parents look biracial, some look anglo saxon even though their parents are considered full blood in terms of looks
They still refer to themselves as brown (full blood)unless that
person asking them their full ethnic background then they go into
detail.
Do you know your parents background? Or you don't know your parents background?
What's your ethnic background?

“I HATE WICKEDNESS”

Level 1

Since: Jun 10

New Jersey

#6 Mar 8, 2011
TheAnswer wrote:
The real reason is that the vast bulk of humanity today in 2011 still tolerates the slavery of blacks.
It is still done in Islam, if you don't believe me watch the plight of black slaves in Arabia. That is the real reason. One drop means you can still be bought and sold.
Yeah i've notice this. A lot of people I know claim themselves to be just black and they don't even look just black. Even their parents don't seem to look just black, but they happen to be light skinned blacks with fine features.
My grandpa use to claim he's just black, but when I saw pictures of my great grandma, I was shock to know that she's white with blue eyes/blonde hair.
Spikewebbe

Jersey City, NJ

#8 Mar 8, 2011
The one drop rule was created to discriminate against Black people years ago. A lot of mixed people wanted to be "treated like whites" because they were mixed, having a white mother or a white father so the "one drop rule" was created to keep these "half white" people in their place.

“I HATE WICKEDNESS”

Level 1

Since: Jun 10

New Jersey

#9 Mar 8, 2011
Spikewebbe wrote:
The one drop rule was created to discriminate against Black people years ago. A lot of mixed people wanted to be "treated like whites" because they were mixed, having a white mother or a white father so the "one drop rule" was created to keep these "half white" people in their place.
How about black people claiming to be just black? Is it because they hate the other part of them, or they fear people won't accept them?

“I HATE WICKEDNESS”

Level 1

Since: Jun 10

New Jersey

#10 Mar 8, 2011
This is an example of a quarter white/quarter black kids: http://boards.mulatto.org/post...
BM

UK

#11 Mar 8, 2011
The only black people who believe in the one drop rule are as follows

The slave

The self hater

The black parent who cannot admit their child is NOT black, so they lie to themselves.

The black person who wants something from the half breed

The idiot

That's about it. Black people who are not the above do not believe in the one drop rule.
genetic mutant

United States

#12 Mar 8, 2011
TheAnswer wrote:
The real reason is that the vast bulk of humanity today in 2011 still tolerates the slavery of blacks. It is still done in Islam, if you don't believe me watch the plight of black slaves in Arabia. That is the real reason. One drop means you can still be bought and sold.
I would love to see a white or arab try to enslave me!
genetic mutant

United States

#13 Mar 8, 2011
One drop rule makes no sense. Whites are recessive monkeys. If all blacks and whites had kids it would mean the end of whitey. Lies like the one drop rule only works on the uneducated. Just like when whites think their stronger yet they have lower bone mineral density than blacks.

Level 8

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#14 Mar 8, 2011
"black" is not a race in america. it's a culture and identity. why is black not a race? as you point out the history of the one-drop rule. aa are mostly a mixed people with on average non-african dna being about 22%. if you wanted to extrapolate that out for the majority of aa non-african dna would probably be north of 30%. and of course different parts of the country have varying mixture levels, like the west coast, and louisiana, and new england, and other parts of the country with much higher admixtures.

but i have to ask what's the point of the question? you want "mixed" people to call themselves something else? maybe mulatto or something. would you want to see this type of colorism and division in the aa community?
i'm personally used to seeing all people who look like they have african blood and have a certain type of personality as just black, as i believe most americans do. and of course in the same aa family it's possible to have two brothers by the same parents who can appear to have very different mixture levels.

i think if you're a mixed people, and aa certainly are that, you just deal with the culture and identity and those things that bond you as a people. in america "black" is not a race.
Tanna

Southgate, MI

#15 Mar 8, 2011
There are only three "classifications" in this universe and listen carefully people:

1. White people
2. Non-White people (black, brown, red, yellow); and
3. White Supremacists

For any of you who are confused about this, please refer to a groundbreaking book published by Neely Fuller, Jr.(Amazon $22.95) who has a very prolific quote which says:

"If you do not understand White Supremacy (Racism)- what it is and how it works, everything else that you understand will only confuse you".

[That seems to be what has happened above]

This book should be in EVERY non-white person's home in America!
Spikewebbe

Jersey City, NJ

#16 Mar 8, 2011
Nakita4u2c wrote:
<quoted text>
How about black people claiming to be just black? Is it because they hate the other part of them, or they fear people won't accept them?
No, they don't hate the other part of them. Why would they if one of their parents are/were white. Like Halle Berry for instance, her mom is white and she loves her mom but Halle is brown colored like most mixed Black/White people, it would be ridiculous for Hallen to call herself "white"; she's brown. And no one would accept her as a white woman. That's silly and common sense.
Zeke

San Jose, CA

#17 Mar 8, 2011
TheAnswer wrote:
The real reason is that the vast bulk of humanity today in 2011 still tolerates the slavery of blacks.
It is still done in Islam, if you don't believe me watch the plight of black slaves in Arabia. That is the real reason. One drop means you can still be bought and sold.
This is actually a point worth pondering. In the King James Bible, in the Book of Genesis, it states that the descendents of "Ham" (the black man) was to be the slave of the descendents of Japheth and Shem (Whites and Arabs). So it stands to reason that whoever is religious (Christians, Arabs and Jews,) believe what you stated.

Level 8

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#18 Mar 8, 2011
Zeke wrote:
<quoted text>This is actually a point worth pondering. In the King James Bible, in the Book of Genesis, it states that the descendents of "Ham" (the black man) was to be the slave of the descendents of Japheth and Shem (Whites and Arabs). So it stands to reason that whoever is religious (Christians, Arabs and Jews,) believe what you stated.
no it doesn't.

aZiya

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#19 Mar 8, 2011
white ppl created the one drop rule, just like they created the terms white and black.

in europe they did not call each other white
in africa they did not call each other black

i believe that was started here in america
Spikewebbe

Jersey City, NJ

#20 Mar 8, 2011
Zeke wrote:
<quoted text>This is actually a point worth pondering. In the King James Bible, in the Book of Genesis, it states that the descendents of "Ham" (the black man) was to be the slave of the descendents of Japheth and Shem (Whites and Arabs). So it stands to reason that whoever is religious (Christians, Arabs and Jews,) believe what you stated.
Where in the Bible is this??

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#21 Mar 8, 2011
The inclusion of almost everyone into their group provides a certain psychologoical comfort. What it doesn't provide is the benefit of safety from discrimination to the included since for all other practical purposes the included remains fair game for scapegoating when the genuine traditional historical enemy isn't available. Then the one-drop DOESN"T count and it's open season on the hapless one-droppers. It's all a matter of expediency.

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