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mulatto

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

Mulatto

 

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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(4.) American historian Joel Williamson insists that "[t]he Negro leadership [in the U.S.] included blacks and mulattoes" (xiv).
So in the early 19th century the number of mulattos along the Rio Pongo increased as they lived with their relatives and took part in trading activities.
Yet Harriet Hemings, Slave Daughter of Thomas Jefferson, 1999, another bit of mixed-media family history, makes Tale of the Tragic Mulatto seem downright enigmatic: In the lower right-hand corner of the painting is a portrait of Jefferson; at the lower left is Sally Hemings; and linked to and rising above them is a larger portrait of their child Harriet Hemings.
Adams could hardly have expressed more clearly that the race and class of the victims (one of the dead, Crispus Attucks, was a mulatto) made their lives less precious.
By 1789, there were 480,000 slaves, 60,000 mulattos and 20,000 landowning Europeans on the island.
These fugitive communities, although not exclusively black (they also attracted many Cafuzos, dispossessed Indians and disaffected whites and mulattos) employed many of the agricultural techniques and other traditions of Africa, and many were still used as places of refuge for half a century after the fall of Palmares.
Gifted, educated and athletically talented, Walker was also a raging, self-hating, genuinely tragic figure unable as a mulatto to feel at ease with either the dominant white society he chose to live in and longed to join or with black people, many of them former slaves or freedmen, whom he grew to detest.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Reparations When we get our reparations It's gonna be a sight to see All the wannabees gon come back home And the bootlickers gonna change their song Mulatto Pride gon dissolution And the Creole tribe gon change their mantra Time to marry dark, marry dark, marry dark now Time to change the plan marry dark now Disappearing into Blaaaackness Lawdy Miss Clawdy!
First, Lewis adds a new level of analysis to the study of Spanish American witchcraft, often characterized as the realm of non-Spaniards generally, by delineating the different roles played by Indians, blacks, mulattos, and mestizos and by specifying Indians as the primary suppliers of witchcraft.
He used themes of racial mixing and the "passing" of mulattoes in his other works.
According to Cuba's first colonial census in 1774, the island's population was 56.2% white, 29.3% black and 14.5% mulatto. Another eight censuses taken under Spanish colonial role, one under U.S.
Critics also read the novel as implicitly arguing an assimilationist politics because her Black characters--many of whom are "mulatto"--are too physically and socially "white." [1]