meet our new black queen!
her name is demi lovato.
she allegedly did her “ancestry.com” reading and found out,
and get this,
she has 1% black in her.
that was enough it seemed for some of ya’ll to set her a plate at the cook out.
she is still a snow bunny to me.
that’s the issue with the “1 drop rule”.
we claim whoever just because they have a tiny drop of black in them.
by the name of dw jazzlover,
wanted to break down the 1 drop for us.
he mentioned it briefly in the ( x bruno mars ) entry.
he sent me a chart and brief description of how it works…
While reading your post on Bruno Mars, one of the readers mentioned the “One Drop Rule”. While I was doing research for my Black History Classes on Louisan’s Creole Culture I found this classification Chart. It dates back to Slavery and classifications on free people of color.. One Misconceptions about being Creole is that is a color, it is not it is a culture.
In the early days of the 1800 Louisiana was French speaking area and the native-born French and Spanish Gentry Identified themselves as Creole to distinguish themselves from new arrivals from France. As in many other colonial societies around the world, creole was a term used to mean those who were “native-born”. It also came to be applied to African-descended slaves and Native Americans who were born in Louisiana.
The One Drop Rule came into use because of the Placage system of rich planters having two families, one white and one of free women of color. They met this women at social event held at the Octoroon Balls Held in New Orleans. They bought and built homes in the area now known as “The Ramparts” in New Orleans. Wife on the plantation, Mistress and children in the city. There were strict rules about race mixing and in reality, these unions were illegal but they ran the state. Marriage among white men and free women was strictly forbidden so they needed a way to keep the races separated in leagel terms thus born the One Drop rule and the attached chart as a way of keeping the race pure. One drop of black blood makes the person Black. There are numerous of people discover that they were black and have tried to get their race changed to white without success.
so where do folks like mariah carey stand?
she is very in-tuned with her black side.
her urban remixes are legendary.
she doesn’t “look” black,
but do we still claim her?
what about alicia keys?
her mother is a whole white,
but alicia has embraced her blackness.
halle berry looks like a whole sista.
i never think the same for cardi b or bruno because they aren’t black.
they just do “black music”.
demi lovato is not even a discussion.
once i investigated more in depth,
meghan markle is a snow bunny.
we only claimed her because her mother is black.
she might be biracial,
but she doesn’t seem to identify with her black side.
there is this biracial wolf whose credibility was all but shot last year:
he claims “black”,
but he got a smooth cancellation back to…
wherever he came from.
this is all very interesting.
i had to wonder about “one drop rules” and “who is what?” in race wars…
How do we determine who we claim?
…and is it due to background,
books they read,
activism they choose to do,
and how “down” they are?