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an offspring of a black and a white parent

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What's in it for us is a more in-depth understanding of the tastes and values of young mulattoes.
In his analysis of such literature, Sollors claims that because tragic mulattoes housed two races in a single body, their "conflict was ultimately believed to be biological, generated by the 'warring blood' that was believed to be coursing in their veins" (224).
As we meet other cultural mulattoes like the protagonist's sister Cole, or Stuart Langley, or the tragic cultural/mulatto Samantha Taper, the novel cracks open binary assumptions about blackness and explores it in ways that, ultimately, culminate with our readerly understanding of that curious phrase, "black like me, a mixed girl.
Many caboclos must have been classified as mulattoes, and some as whites or blacks, depending on skin tone.
The authors quantify "the complexion gap" and find that mulattoes held significantly more wealth than blacks.
The state's provisional and territorial governments already had outlawed permanent residency of free blacks and mulattoes and set the initial penalty for those who failed to leave as "not less than 20 nor more than 39 lashes.
For example, Alabama's code stated that "all negroes, mulattoes, Indians and all persons of mixed blood, to the third generation inclusive, though one ancestor of each generation may have been a white person, whether bond or free; shall be taken, and deemed incapable in law, to be witnesses.
Dominicans still form a mulatto society, while Haitians divide blacks from mulattoes using class as much as color as a criterion.
Unilever's hair care innovation center in Buenos Aires found its own unattended segment in mulattoes, people of mixed European and African descent.
White Creoles," who carried a mixture of white American and Spanish or French blood lines, were often painted with the same dark brush as were "black Creoles" and mulattoes, who had their racial origin in any combination of African, African-Caribbean, African-South American, or American Indian blood mixed over time with white blood--typically white Anglo-American, French, or Spanish.
Bogle in his landmark study Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films (1973, expanded ed.
Those old types have not died,'' says Donald Bogle, the author of ``Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films.
For generations, the white planter had his relations with the black women, and now there was a race of mulattoes large enough in number to be rebellious and to demand respect.
Sampling how that works in Caribbean literature, she discusses Stadanus' America and Grace Nichols' fat black woman, scapegoating the mulattoes in Maryse Conde's Le Migration des coeurs, Lady Mary Wroth's The Countesse of Montgomerie Urania and Erma Brodber's Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home, and other topics.
In that state, one clerk rewrote history by simply categorizing people as black, white or mulatto, Griffith says, and "you will find that a great many of those listed as mulattoes were Native American.