1715Re: Endogamy within Mixed-Race groups
- Nov 10, 2006Me too.
My dad and my aunt and uncles didnt
marry other creoles. They married "black".
But, a lot of those traits have
continued through the third generation.
My aunt and cousin are the spinning image of my
grandmother, fair-skinned with long jet-black
hair and brown eyes and my dad is my grandfather
reincarnated, copper-brown skin with
curly/wavy hair and funny colored eyes.
"Lynne" / tlbaker wrote:
Yes, same in my family, my great grandparents did that
(they believed it was what you were supposed to do,
there was really no mixed race for generations
and generations before it just got more white
at least on my ggrandfather's side.
Don't know about my ggrandmother she might be more
of a true mgm, I am checking w/my mother on that.
We didn't really become "black" until my grandmother;
all my grandfather's siblings married very
dark people and they were very fair.
Rodney Sam / wrote:
The creoles of Louisiana and South Carolina
tended to marry amoung themselves only.
A lot of these habits continued after
the Civil War into the Civil War.
For example, my grandmother descended from generations
of Mixed people who intermarried with each other.
Some of my relatives have kept the cycle going by
marrying people with similiar backgrounds but a
lot of them have married black or white as well.
The features of my family are full of white-looking
people with blue eyes and sandy brown hair to people
with strong black features and many variations between.
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