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1. a person having one Black and one White parent
2. of a light brown colour



the offspring of a mixed marriage between a Negro and a member of the Caucasoid race. Mulattoes constitute a significant part of the population of many Latin American and some African countries, notably the Republic of South Africa.

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We've conducted fairly extensive research to determine if there are particular traits shared by mullatoes with black mothers as opposed to mulattoes with white mothers.
American discourses also suggested tragic mulattoes were fusion monsters on psychological grounds.
The qualities defined by Freyre as typical of mulattoes in general
The revolutionary aspirations of blacks, mulattoes and whites, the burden of oppression and exploitation under local dictatorship and foreign capitalists experienced by all ethnic groups in the lower strata of the society and shared by conscientious and sensitive intellectuals, are issues that supersede all parochial preoccupations and prejudices even if they do not eliminate them totally.
Its baptismal registries of mulattoes and blacks were sampled for 1765-1768, 1800, 1820, 1847, 1857, 1867, and 1877-1900.
After striking alliances between free and enslaved people of color--blacks and mulattoes, Africans and Creoles--rebels took action, hoping to overthrow slavery and maybe even end Spanish rule.
The duo attempt to make the racial and ethnic diversity of Jews visible by exploring research questions such as: How can we explain the myriad historical and literary references to Jews as mulattoes or as mixed Black people?
Writing in the Socialist Democratic Herald, Victor Berger, the leader of the party's right wing, declared that "there can be no doubt that the negroes and mulattoes constitute a lower race-that the Caucasian and even the Mongolian have the start on them in civilization by many years.
These laws included "An Act to Regulate Blacks and Mulattoes," which "prohibited blacks from settling in Iowa without evidence of freedom and the posting of a five hundred dollar bond" (Acton, 1989: 56).
See also Joel Williamson's discussion of interracial marriages in the South in New People: Miscegenation and Mulattoes in the United States (New York: Free Press, 1980), 89-90, 98-100, 118-20, 122-23.
Except for the whites and a small crust of mulattoes, until independence most Mauritians survived by scratching on the land to grow the glucose-rich export crop.
Howeveb in later censuses, as Gibson writes, "enumerators were instructed to identify Mulattoes (and Quadroons and Octoroons in 1890) among the Black population.