Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Has the “one drop rule” been overturned?

The one-drop rule is a social and legal principle of racial classification that was historically prominent in the United States in the 20th century. It asserted that any person with even one ancestor of black ancestry ("one drop" of black blood)[1][2] is considered black (***** or colored in historical terms).

4 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    what is your hang up with skin colour ya poor lad

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Allow me to copy/paste from the same Wikipedia article you copied your question from;

    "The one-drop rule is defunct in law in the United States and was never codified into federal law."

  • Lv 6
    1 month ago

    The flaw in that logic can be compared to the concept of "the Jews will inherit the Promised Land".

    According to prophecy, only Jewish blood would be the ones to inherit. But looking back through the centuries, there's no question that Jews have involved themselves in mixed marriages, and according to the "one-drop rule", this would entitle almost everyone in the world to inherit the Promised Land, as well.

    The actual "inherit the Promised Land" law pertains to those Jews who have never intermixed - doing so weakens the bloodline. It is meant for full-blooded Jews only.

    This throws the Jewish "Aristocrats of the world" claims out the window, doesn't it?

    Obviously, with centuries of cultural intermixing, there's no such thing as a "one-drop rule".

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "in the United States in the 20th century"..... but no where else in the world and we are in the 21st century....time for the US to start catching up and stop living in the past!

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