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Black vs. Biracial... Should we keep clinging to the one-drop rule?

Posted by Christelyn, 23 Dec

Our beauty standards have always changed. Once, women who were as pale as milk were considered to be it. Then came the craze of the tan color. Then we had the skinny butt-less phase. Now a little curves on a woman seems to be what's the standard these days.

Looking at the trends in most pageants, women with black ancestry seem to be ranking high. Take for instance, the recently crowned miss universe, from South Africa, with dark skin and natural hair.

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There are some of the people that didn't take my previous video positively and they are like blaming me for what I said. Black people are so used to obsessing over biracial people that black people are also claiming mixed race to be be black.

Much as once upon a time someone came up with the one-drop rule, should we be clinging to that in this day and age? Isn't it time that we made room for biracial people like other countries do? Watch as we explore this...

Christelyn Karazin is the co-author of Swirling: How to Date, Mate and Relate, Mixing Race, Culture and Creed. She also operates the popular blog, Beyond Black & White, and operate the first forum dedicated to black women interested and/or involved in interracial relationships.

4 responses to "Black vs. Biracial... Should we keep clinging to the one-drop rule?"

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  1.   Mccloud111 says:
    Posted: 15 Jun

    Too all who have the intellect of a caterpillar ( no disrespect on the caterpillar) jumping from race to race is not on... or yelling i have a black friend, or my wife is black or husband is black, take a hike, blacks often then not run to other cultures cause of the stigma attached to black people makes them afraid of their own and also some ghetto blacks are very aggressive and our young will gun your punk butts down in a heart beat. No one likes it but there is few options out of the ghetto and its over spill,so what are the options when it comes to running away from your own who have been kneed on for so long ....Well if you can't beat them join them, then you have hybrids and some want them to get with blacks as a resource in music athletics, etc, hoping as with Drake, Ice cube, Barack Obama, Eminem (a black man raised him out of poverty )and the many otherz who are around trying to milk black,peoples creativeness, for their own fame. It's the never ending story the one black friend male or female with all whites, it's t h e Drakes, and the many like them who sit at home saying we have the best of both worlds no one drop stay white we don't need mixed race, we got our on problems.

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  2. Posted: 27 Dec 19

    No...you are not confused... apparently she is. "Truth be told" we all have MORE than bi-racial blood flowing through our veins in the U.S. Many have to learn that beauty isn't defined by a hue or a size but instead by the complete package. That package identified as such by the individual observer.

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  3.   Mhinson152 says:
    Posted: 27 Dec 19

    I notice this as well... both my children are bi-racial... I’m a white man and their mother is a black woman.... I also know that there is so much mixing of races today that I don’t know the answer to what “qualifies” nor does it matter to me. All I know is I tell my children they get to be “both” and that’s extra cool!!! They like it so I’m happy... their mother, whom left 3 years ago on the other hand now claims to be bi-racial because of whom she is with, “another white guy” and he has a problem, or worries about others... I’m blown away that she would claim bi-racial knowing she is light skinned... but i can’t help but to think of all the box perms/relaxers and B&B I bought her at Walmart...... maybe I’m the one confused

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