|Posted by loud&clear on February 27, 2011 at 12:54 PM|
Everyone has an opinion on this subject. Call it a one drop theory or call it a one drop rule it matters not. It is only certian groups or cultures in society that still believe in the theory/rule and it's not necessarily white folks. I personally have no problem with a person identifying with only one part of their heritage, especially if it's the way they appear (I can get in to trouble for saying that too). For instance Obama, in my belief, is being more realistic in choosing black because he looks and feels black. I also took his choice as an example to people who are so white, calling themselves black, to maybe re-think their right to claim their obvious whiteness. He should still be referred to as our first biracial, or even multiracial president because that is factually what he is.
As for Halle, she can't say that her daugther can, or will, choose for herself when Halle has already, in her own mind, labeled her daughter black. This will most likely influence the child, if not totally confuse her. I am all for the mixed/biracial/multiracial stance, but lets face it... there are different levels of mixed and people do have the right of choice, but appearance, in many instances, does play a part. It's just reality. I don't think we'll ever chase race away. I refuse to feel that whiteness or any appropriate label is negative. Now, I could say more, but I'll leave it at that. Stop by my facebook page anytime: http://www.facebook.com/speakinmymind
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