Monday, March 17, 2014

How Many ‘White’ People Are Passing?

DNA test of white supremacist Craig Cobb revealed that 14% of his genes originated in sub-Saharan Africa. Under the one-drop rule, Cobb is Black, Negro, African-American.....Yaba Blay: White supremacist would be black under America's one-drop rule

How many hidden Blacks are hiding inside the white robes of the KKK, knowing they were about to lynch one of their own?  There are a lot of white people with “hidden African ancestry,” and they only have to look back as far as slavery times. If the white slave owner had sex with the Black slave, some of the kids were going to look as white as their father. That appearance was all that was needed to "melt" into white population - "passing for white."

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: A report reveals the proportion of Americans with “hidden African ancestry.”  Accordng to the article, if we apply the percentage to the last federal census, that
means 487,253, “white” people in Georgia, 385,156 “white” people in South Carolina, 328,186 in Louisiana and 288,396 in Alabama are actually “black,” according to the one-drop rule.

The one-drop rule is a historical colloquial term in the United States for the social classification as Negro of individuals with any African ancestry; meaning any person with "one drop of Negro blood" was considered black.

Meghan Markle has an
African-American mother
& a white father
Striking Photos Challenge The Way We See Blackness Blackness must be recognized as something other than just skin color and specific physical attributes. (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race, a book published last year by Dr. Yaba Blay, explores the complexities of racial classifications, and the different ways that people live and experience Blackness.


‘One-drop rule’ persists Biracial viewed as member of their lower-status parent group The research was supported by the Harvard University Anderson Fund.

Bottom line - People can be prejudice if they want, but they don't know who their relatives really are! If great-great-great grandfather/grandmother played in the the DNA pool, well.....

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.