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View Diary: Why? CNN and NPR Present a Potpourri of Tragic Mulattoes Before a National Audience (285 comments)

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  •  Honestly (4+ / 0-)
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    gramofsam1, Debby, ogre, kyril

    I don't hear those terms (mulatto, quadroon, octaroon) in this country any more. I think we've moved to slang language that we created: high yellow, red-bone, blue-black, midnight, ink spot. Some of these may be offensive, but I don't think the intent was to insult anyone. At least I don't think so.

    You will hear mulatto used proudly in some Caribbean and South American countries. I'll let others explain why because I really don't understand it. Or maybe I do, but don't want to accept it.

    •  Yes, I think that's part of why (2+ / 0-)
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      kyril, breakingsong

      I found it surprising- I didn't think it was used anymore either, at least in this country. I remember my grandmother using it- but my grandmother also said colored people and she'd be like 120 years old today.

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