Pigmentocracy

Posted on January 16, 2012 by


In honor of MLK Day, I present an interesting video and article about America’s infamous “One Drop Rule” and the people who still cling to the antiquated formula. This time it’s the other side — the black side — which emphasizes it, as the black population is being nibbled away at through high rates of interracial reproduction.

What makes a black person black, if they aren’t actually… well… black? Is our president, for example, “mixed race” or “black”? Does it even matter anymore?