Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
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It makes me wonder why people call him half-black more often than half-white.
Around here folks of mixed race generally refer to themselves as "creole" in modern times. Back a couple hundred years ago, (during the French & Spanish colonial era) mixed race persons were counted by degree of african heritage -- mulatto, quadroon, octaroon, etc. Until 1/32 at which point one was considered black (if 31/32 black) or white (if less than 1/32 black) Each level conveyed different liberties and social standing.
In the early 1980's there was a move afoot to remove that bit from state law. The move was loudly rejected by the african-american lobby, so it is still the legal definition of B vs W race in Louisiana.
The biggest problems we are facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all and thatís what I intend to reverse.
~ Senator Barack H. Obama