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Why is the one drop rule in the United States still used, when it has no application to our day? ?

To those who don't know what the "one drop rule" is, the one drop rule is a historical colloquial term, which is used to describe a person who has sub-Saharan African ancestry, partial or one drop of it, can be classified as colored,(no longer of use)black or "person of color." 

there are some state laws that have implemented the one drop rule for a long time and they still do.It was used to remind mixed race people, that will never advance to White status, as opposed to mixed race people in Latin America and the Caribbean, who are able to white status, because of the caste system or casta, not to be confused with the caste system of the Hindu religion in India.In Latin America, the Spanish colonists developed a complex system, that allowed mixed race people to move up in rank.The lighter you were the more acceptable you were to whites,and people would mix outside their race for generations until they felt they've stepped out the black gene, which is called miscegenation, which is still used.In the United States didn't matter how light you was, you going to have a black parent and white parent and you'll always be considered black to white people.This puts a mixed-race person or a Hispanic person in a big quandary, because they're forced to choose one side, because whites will never claim these people, so they're forced to except blackness.We've come a long way, since when does a stupid rule decide what race belongs to what?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    The only ones who follow it are white supremacists and pro blacks when they want to claim someone

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

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    No average citizens of United States today believe in using one drop rule. Most white people would consider them racially

    mixed or in the multiracial / biracial category. Some white people may consider them black if they look distinctly mixed with

    some amounts of the black race. Nonblack peoples with racist attitudes against black people may consider mixed races of

    peoples who look mostly mixed with nonblack races black if they somehow acknowledged being mixed with the black race.

    Black people with inferiority complexes of being black may consider any peoples who mixed with the black race only black.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    I think mixed people want to fit in with black people.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The real question is why you still pretend that humans come in races.

    the answer is: to fool people, and blame genetics for things caused by how society is organised

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  • Bill
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    better do more research for your rant because it is now been found that the Kalahari desert was once covered in klush vegetation and is the birth place of the human race so the one drop rule will apply to all including your self

    not a nice idea to a racist is it

    • robert4 weeks agoReport

      Who said anything about me being racist? A racist is a person who discriminates against other people, based on skin color, race, creed, etc.

      I'm Hispanic-American, when I don't like being annex or amalgamated by black Americans.

      They act like every colored person in America comes from their race.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Nô1 âctuâlly believs they follow the 1 drp

    rul in said theory howvr traditin will always

    be rootd in our minds no mattr how wrong it

    is :(

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    If you’re going to plagiarize Wikipedia for your whole introductory paragraph at least link to the article. 

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    Then you straight up contradict the article you plagiarized. 

    You: “there are some state laws that have implemented the one drop rule for a long time and they still do.”

    Wikipedia: “Today there are no enforceable laws in the U.S. in which the one-drop rule is applicable. ”

    • robert4 weeks agoReport

      Give yourself a favor and stop trying to act like it doesn't exist, if you don't believe me fresh to White supremacists and pro black people. 

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