1017Re: [Generation-Mixed] Re: Terminology
- May 1 6:14 PMHey yourself ;)yes it does - also 1/16 , so I guess I'm technically a tri-racial / melungeon too
multiracialbookclub <soaptalk@...> wrote:Hi Jeff,
How's it going? It's good to hear from you!!
Hey ... does your lineage also include Amerindian ancestry?
j s <creolescience@...> wrote:I still use Hexadecaroon, Quintroon, Meamlouc and Mustifee - all denoting 1/16
african descent, because I am, and because I find them quaintly archaic.
multiracialbookclub <soaptalk@...> wrote:
Just wanted to let you know that the inquiries you have made
below are extremely perceptive and very much appreciated.
In addition, they are very close to those addressed in an earlier post
which may be of help in noting the various ways some have viewed
the terminology that's been historically used to describe various
Mixed-Race Ancestries (whether via 'Parentage' or via 'Lineage').
For me, there have been many a times when I have personally gone ahead
and written descriptors such as 'Cascos' or 'Griffe' in the "Other" section
of the "race" area of certain forms (rather than "checking all that apply"
and waiting to see if the person processing the form will attempt to
'One-Drop' the selections into a singular, 'mono'-racial category).
My rationale is that, if the "descriptor" provided is ever called into
question --- then I can both see and also use it as one of those great
'teachable moment' opportunities in which I can inform the person
about the 'Multi'-Racial lineage of the majority of those who
are a part of both my 'Ethnic' grouping and of my family
as well (including that of the majority of my ancestors).
So far ... however... no one has questioned anything written.
Sometimes I think it maybe a sign of progress that people are getting away
from trying to classify others by the Racist / Colorist 'Measurements'
of the 'One-Drop Rule(r)' -- but then it suddenly dawns on me that maybe
they aren't questioning it because they are just under the false impression
that there is a some sort of country out there somewhere that is called
'Casco-sia' or 'Griffe-land' ... or something along those lines. LOL!
Anyway -- have a great day, Peter and I hope that this
information is both of interest and also helpful as well.
"Peter Barrett" <barac1998@...> wrote:
... I was wondering are some of these terms like griffe are still being used.
I have heard they are in Latin American countries
... I noticed that within this group I see terms like Cascos and Griffe for example.
My question is do people still use these terms today?
I thought not but I'm wondering are people trying to bring them back?
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