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  • multiracialbookclub
    . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Ever heard of ... Loving VS. Virginia (a.k.a. The Loving Case )?! .
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 27, 2011
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      .
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      .
      Ever heard of ...
      'Loving VS. Virginia'
      (a.k.a. 'The "Loving" Case')?!
       .
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      .
          

      .
      The United States Supreme Court case entitled 'Loving Vs. The
      State of Virginia' -- or 'The "Loving" Case' -- is what led to
      the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court
      decision that resulted in the 
      legal-BANNING of the racist-'One-Drop Rule' throughout
      the entire United States (U.S.) as well as all of its' territories.

      .
      The racist-`One-Drop Rule' was --- the non-scientific (but often
      legally-enforced) social-construct that made the false-claim
      that the "Black blood"
      (no matter how small the amount -- even
      down to a mere 'one' drop) that was found in a Mixed-Race person's
      ancestry was so very `tainted', `filthy' and `contaminated' that 
      it had quite literally (and eternally) managed to `annihilate'
      ALL of their `other' 
      (i.e. non-Black) bloodlines – and thus
      –
       somehow ("magically", one supposes) rendered that person
      as being racially "black"
      (in spite of any `evidence'
      – physically visible or otherwise -- to the contrary).


          


      The racist-`One-Drop Rule' was created by Racial-Supremacists with
      the open goal of `degrading' and `stigmatizing' the Black ancestry
      and bloodlines
      of full-Black people – as well as of the Mixed-Race people
      who had ANY amount of Black lineage -- and had the additional intent
      of `punishing' any person who's parentage or ancestry indicated that
      the social-construct of the "color line" had been "crossed" or "blurred".

          
      .
      [[[Up until the short-lived, spurious, often violent and rather divisive
      `Black-Power Movement' (which, very much like the `rap / hip-hop'
      music-genre of today, was actually imported to the United States from
      the West Indies Islands), of the late 1960s / early 1970s, had managed
      to usurp the
      very progressive, non-violent, empowering and unifying,
      `Civil-Rights Movement, of the early 1950s / late 1960s --- the vast
      majority of the people of the United States who had been racially
      categorized as
      `Negro' (for those who were of `full-Black' Lineage)
      and / or as `Colored' (for those who were of `part-Black' Lineage)
      [both groups of which in modern times are often generally noted
      as being "black"-categorized] – openly despised and worked to
      legally and socially fight against the racist-`One-Drop Rule' …
      along with it's `degradation' and `stigmatization' of Black lineage.

          
      (Magazine Articles -- Jet / September 16. 1954 and Ebony / April, 1952
      -- that were written during the progressive 'Civil Rights Movement'
      and prior to the 
      divisive 'Black Power Movement' -- commenting
      on the preposterous effects of the racist 'One-Drop Rule'')

           
      (Still shots of Mixed-Race Actress,  Fredi Washington in her two most famous 
      anti-'One-Drop Rule' films -- 'Imitation of Life' & 'One Mile From Heaven')

      Once the `Black-Power Movement' came into effect, however, many –
      if not most – of the "black"-categorized people
      of the United States were
      often subjected to severe bullying and other very strong social-pressures
      to simply "accept" and "tolerate" (perhaps even "embrace" and "promote")
      the
      existence of the `black-linage degrading' and openly racist `One-Drop
      Rule'
      (in spite of the fact that it was legally-banned in 1967) --- and all
      under the ridiculous guise of so-called "racial pride" and "racial unity".

           

      The reality of the situation was that ….. with everyone (no matter
      how obviously of Mixed-Race Lineage and / or of Interracial Parentage)
      suddenly finding themselves under the `umbrella' (and false)
      label of "black" … entirely new "issues" (such as a change in the
      "look" of "black" beauty, leadership, etc.) arose as "the Mixed-Race
      Face" then suddenly became "The Standard" for all-things
      "black"
      (leading to occasional conflict with and a feeling of rejection by 
      people who were actually-`Black', rather than being technically-"black").

                
            (Black Actress: 'Vanessa Williams' -- and -- Mixed-Race Actress: 'Vanessa L. Williams')

               
           (Black Singer: 'Kelly Rowland' -- and -- Mixed-Race Singer: 'Mariah Carey')

              
         (Black Actress: 'Gabriel Union' -- and -- Mixed-Race Actress: 'Lonette McKee')

      Thus, the forced-"embracing" and resigned-"acceptance" of the
      racist-`One-Drop Rule' within the various "black communities"
      found throughout the United States actually led to more conflict as 
      well as sense of confusion, division and feelings of separation and rejection
      -- than it did to any true feelings or illusions of "racial-cohesion".

       ]]]

      Science has repeatedly proven that "Black blood" is NOT
      "filthy", "contaminated" or a "taint"
      – and a non-racist should
      NEVER even consider "embracing"
      , "accepting", "promoting"
      or even "tolerating" ANY obviously-racist concept (such as the
      moronic `One-Drop Rule') that makes the vicious claim that it is
      such ... not even in the name of so-called racial "pride" or "unity".


            

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      Here are more of THE FACTS on the racist 'One-Drop Rule'
      (and on any social misapplication if said "rule" to people who
      are of Mixed-Race Lineage that includes any part-Black ancestry).


      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      .
      The racist `one-drop' "rule" was made `illegal' in the U.S. in
      1967 by the U.S. Supreme Court via the `Loving vs. VA' case

      (i.e. The `Loving' case) – where the U.S. Supreme Court ruled ...
      .
      --- 1) All `Anti-Miscegenation' Laws found throughout the U.S. ;
      .
       --- 2) The racist `VA Racial Integrity Act'(upon which most
      of the anti-miscegenation `laws' were founded); and
      .
      --- 3) The ('black-lineage mocking' and exceedingly) racist
      `One-Drop Rule'
      (upon which the `Act' was based.)
      .
      … as being `UN-Constitutional' (i.e. illegal, banned, etc.)
      due to the fact that it was both 'racist' and 'unscientific'.]
      .

    • Timoteo Saldana Honesto
      This reminds me of a part from the movie Tuskegee Airmen (Forgive me if I got the title incorrect.) The scene was a congressional hearing and John Lithgow
      Message 2 of 3 , Nov 27, 2011
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        This reminds me of a part from the movie "Tuskegee Airmen" (Forgive me if I got the title incorrect.) The scene was a congressional hearing and John Lithgow played a great part as a bigoted congressman trying to use a "scientific" study saying that the brain of the "Negro" (Which is nothing but the Spanish word for Black! LOL) was smaller in compared to whites. It makes you wonder how moronic a lot of people were back then.
         
        And in the case of "Blood count", I was told I could enroll since it would be to my benefit. But I have never understood why you need to know what percentage of whatever nation is in you? I am Apache in my blood and my heart, so why do I need to prove it? A good friend I talk to online, got some good  advice from an Elder. "It is not the blood count, it is what is in the blood that counts!" Aho!

        Blessings!
        TIMOTEO SALDANA HONESTO, SFO



        -----Original Message-----
        From: multiracialbookclub <soaptalk@...>
        To: Generation-Mixed <Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Sun, Nov 27, 2011 6:18 pm
        Subject: [Generation-Mixed] How an act of 'Loving' destroyed a racist "rule"

         
        .
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        .
        Ever heard of ...
        'Loving VS. Virginia'
        (a.k.a. 'The "Loving" Case')?!
         .
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        .
            
        .
        The United States Supreme Court case entitled 'Loving Vs. The
        State of Virginia' -- or 'The "Loving" Case' -- is what led to
        the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court
        decision that resulted in the 
        legal-BANNING of the racist-'One-Drop Rule' throughout
        the entire United States (U.S.) as well as all of its' territories.
        .
        The racist-`One-Drop Rule' was --- the non-scientific (but often
        legally-enforced) social-construct that made the false-claim
        that the "Black blood"
        (no matter how small the amount -- even
        down to a mere 'one' drop) that was found in a Mixed-Race person's
        ancestry was so very `tainted', `filthy' and `contaminated' that 
        it had quite literally (and eternally) managed to `annihilate'
        ALL of their `other' 
        (i.e. non-Black) bloodlines – and thus
        –
         somehow ("magically", one supposes) rendered that person
        as being racially "black"
        (in spite of any `evidence'
        – physically visible or otherwise -- to the contrary).

            


        The racist-`One-Drop Rule' was created by Racial-Supremacists with
        the open goal of `degrading' and `stigmatizing' the Black ancestry
        and bloodlines
        of full-Black people – as well as of the Mixed-Race people
        who had ANY amount of Black lineage -- and had the additional intent
        of `punishing' any person who's parentage or ancestry indicated that
        the social-construct of the "color line" had been "crossed" or "blurred".

            
        .
        [[[Up until the short-lived, spurious, often violent and rather divisive
        `Black-Power Movement' (which, very much like the `rap / hip-hop'
        music-genre of today, was actually imported to the United States from
        the West Indies Islands), of the late 1960s / early 1970s, had managed
        to usurp the
        very progressive, non-violent, empowering and unifying,
        `Civil-Rights Movement, of the early 1950s / late 1960s --- the vast
        majority of the people of the United States who had been racially
        categorized as
        `Negro' (for those who were of `full-Black' Lineage)
        and / or as `Colored' (for those who were of `part-Black' Lineage)
        [both groups of which in modern times are often generally noted
        as being "black"-categorized] – openly despised and worked to
        legally and socially fight against the racist-`One-Drop Rule' …
        along with it's `degradation' and `stigmatization' of Black lineage.

            
        (Magazine Articles -- Jet / September 16. 1954 and Ebony / April, 1952
        -- that were written during the progressive 'Civil Rights Movement'
        and prior to the 
        divisive 'Black Power Movement' -- commenting
        on the preposterous effects of the racist 'One-Drop Rule'')

             
        (Still shots of Mixed-Race Actress,  Fredi Washington in her two most famous 
        anti-'One-Drop Rule' films -- 'Imitation of Life' & 'One Mile From Heaven')
        Once the `Black-Power Movement' came into effect, however, many –
        if not most – of the "black"-categorized people
        of the United States were
        often subjected to severe bullying and other very strong social-pressures
        to simply "accept" and "tolerate" (perhaps even "embrace" and "promote")
        the
        existence of the `black-linage degrading' and openly racist `One-Drop
        Rule'
        (in spite of the fact that it was legally-banned in 1967) --- and all
        under the ridiculous guise of so-called "racial pride" and "racial unity".

             
        The reality of the situation was that ….. with everyone (no matter
        how obviously of Mixed-Race Lineage and / or of Interracial Parentage)
        suddenly finding themselves under the `umbrella' (and false)
        label of "black" … entirely new "issues" (such as a change in the
        "look" of "black" beauty, leadership, etc.) arose as "the Mixed-Race
        Face" then suddenly became "The Standard" for all-things
        "black"
        (leading to occasional conflict with and a feeling of rejection by 
        people who were actually-`Black', rather than being technically-"black").

                  
              (Black Actress: 'Vanessa Williams' -- and -- Mixed-Race Actress: 'Vanessa L. Williams')
                 
             (Black Singer: 'Kelly Rowland' -- and -- Mixed-Race Singer: 'Mariah Carey')
                
           (Black Actress: 'Gabriel Union' -- and -- Mixed-Race Actress: 'Lonette McKee')
        Thus, the forced-"embracing" and resigned-"acceptance" of the
        racist-`One-Drop Rule' within the various "black communities"
        found throughout the United States actually led to more conflict as 
        well as sense of confusion, division and feelings of separation and rejection
        -- than it did to any true feelings or illusions of "racial-cohesion".

         ]]]

        Science has repeatedly proven that "Black blood" is NOT
        "filthy", "contaminated" or a "taint"
        – and a non-racist should
        NEVER even consider "embracing"
        , "accepting", "promoting"
        or even "tolerating" ANY obviously-racist concept (such as the
        moronic `One-Drop Rule') that makes the vicious claim that it is
        such ... not even in the name of so-called racial "pride" or "unity".


              
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        Here are more of THE FACTS on the racist 'One-Drop Rule'
        (and on any social misapplication if said "rule" to people who
        are of Mixed-Race Lineage that includes any part-Black ancestry).


        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        .
        The racist `one-drop' "rule" was made `illegal' in the U.S. in
        1967 by the U.S. Supreme Court via the `Loving vs. VA' case

        (i.e. The `Loving' case) – where the U.S. Supreme Court ruled ...
        .
        --- 1) All `Anti-Miscegenation' Laws found throughout the U.S.;
        .
         --- 2) The racist `VA Racial Integrity Act'(upon which most
        of the anti-miscegenation `laws' were founded); and
        .
        --- 3) The ('black-lineage mocking' and exceedingly) racist
        `One-Drop Rule'
        (upon which the `Act' was based.)
        .
        … as being `UN-Constitutional' (i.e. illegal, banned, etc.)
        due to the fact that it was both 'racist' and 'unscientific'.]
        .


        Mildred and Richard Loving with lawyers
        (The 'Lovings' sitting with their attorney)

        Mildred and Richard Loving at home
        (The 'Lovings' after their victorious court case decision)


        (A copy of the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court 'Loving' decision)

        (Virginia was the first state (in 1662) to make it illegal
        for any "colored" person to marry any White person
        . 

        (Between 1913-1947 a total of 30 states
         had laws against
        interracial marriage and 
        as late as 1966 such laws
        were still 'valid' in 17 states, including Virginia.

        In 1967 the Supreme Court struck down any
        remaining laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

        The 'Loving v. Virginia' case  challenged AND defeated 
        BOTH Virginia's
        anti-miscegenation statute AND it's
        "
        Racial Integrity Act of 1924 " (as well as the racist
        'One-Drop Rule' upon which BOTH had been based).
        "The Racial Integrity Act of 1924  had required 
        that a racial description of every person be recorded
        at 
        birth (even going so far as to change the birth
        records of people who were adults 
        or even those 
        that were deceased) -- AND -- it ALSO held as 
        a 'Felonious' Offense any 'marriage' between 
        White persons and "non-white" persons (with 
        the penalties** going so far as to include the
        possibility 
        of prison terms and even loss
        of one's children as 'wards of the State').
        [**Virginia Statue 1942 / Sec. 4546.
        Marriage of a White person with a colored person; 
        how punished.
        –If any White person intermarry with a colored person, or any
        colored person intermarry with a White person, he shall be guilty
        of a felony and shall be punished by confinement in the

        penitentiary for not less than one year nor more than five years.].
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        .
        Here are THE FACTS on Mixed-Race Linage:
        .
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        .
        1) It is often a surprise for people to learn 
        that, in reality, 
        there is actually No Such 
        Thing as a "Light Skinned Black"
         person. 
         
        .

        2) Very few people seem to be aware of the fact
        that the very term of "Light Skinned Black"
        is simply a racist-oxymoron that was created
        by Racial Supremacists
        in an effort to forcibly deny
        Mixed-Race individuals and groups (who are either the
        First-Generation Multiracially-Mixed (FGM-Mixed)
        offspring of interracial-Parentage –and/or—who are the
        Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed (MGM-Mixed)
        descendants of admixed-Ancestors) the right to fully embrace
        and to receive public support in choosing to acknowledge
        the truth regarding their full ancestral heritage and lineage.
        .
        3) The people who have been slapped with the false
        label and oxymoronic misnomer of "Light Skinned
        Black
        "
        person are simply Mixed-Race individuals
        .
        .

              
        (Richard Loving with his
        Mixed-Race son, Donald)


        (Mixed-Race Actress 'Karyn
        Parsons' with her children)
        .
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        .
        A Side-Note on MGM-Mixed / Mixed- Race Lineage
        .
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        .
        A) The racist-label of "Light Skinned Black" is (more
        often than not) commonly thrown in the face of the
        Mixed-Race individuals and people groupings that are
        Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed
        (MGM-Mixed)
        .
        (In order for a person or grouping to be considered as
        Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed (MGM-Mixed)
        -- they must be descendants of the families that have been
        "of a CONTINUALLY Mixed-Race Lineage (that includes
        at least 25% `other' admixture') THROUGHOUT all of
        the multiple generations" --- starting with the very first
        generation of racial-admixing up to the present generation.

        And merely having a singular 'ancient-ancestor', or two, of
        some 'other' admixture -- with all of one's other ancestors
        having been of the same "race" category -- does NOT make
        anyone of MGM-Mixed Lineage -- otherwise, nearly every
        person on the planet could (falsely) claim to be MGM-Mixed.)
        .
        C) Seeing that every other Mixed-Race group is allowed
        the dignity of receiving support in having itself referred to
        by the term that it most prefers
        … the question becomes
        …"Why should the situation be any different for
        those Mixed-Race individuals who are of an
        Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed
        (MGM-Mixed) / Mixed-Race Lineage?".
        .
        D) If an MGM-Mixed / Mixed-Race individual would like
        to be referred to by the term `Mixed-Race'
        (which is what
        they actually are) -- rather than by that of "Light-Skinned
        Black"
        (a term, which, once again, has the racist-origin of
        being nothing more than an oxymoronic-phrase that was
        both created and coined by Racial Supremacists in an
        effort to try to deny these Mixed-Race people their
        right to and support in publicly acknowledging and
        also embracing their FULL-Lineage) --- there is no
        reason that they
        (like every other group on the
        planet, whether Mixed-Race or not) should not
        be allowed the right to choose the term that
        society uses in referring to them
        (and to have
        their full-lineage acknowledged within that term).
        .
        .  
        (MGM-Mixed Actress: 'Nicole Ari Parker')            (MGM-Mixed Actor: Brian Stokes Mitchel with wife and child)
                             
        (MGM-Mixed Actress: 'Vanessa L. Williams' & Family)       (MGM-Mixed Actress: Jayne Overton)
        .
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        RELATED LINKS:
        .
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4160
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4157 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/3331 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1399 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2511 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1402 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1003 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/3998 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4065 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/3999 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1400  
        .
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        .
        Historical TRUTH VS. MYTH & Urban Legend
        .
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        .
        Listed below are links to data on the Historical MYTH
        of a Color-Based / Slave-Role HIERARCHY — as well
        as the Urban LEGEND of Paper-Bag, Blue-Vein and
        Other Allegations of Features-Based Entry `TESTS':
        .
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4153 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4154 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2885 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2511 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1400 
        .
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        .
        If there are any questions regarding the information
        presented, I can be reached anytime at the email
        address and / or websites noted below.
        .
        Thank you and have a good day.
        .
        Sincerely,
        .
        – AllPeople (AP) G.i.f.t.s.
        soaptalk@... 
        Founder and Moderator of the following
        online Lineage-Discussion Communities
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MGM-Mixed 
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FGM-Mixed 
        http://www.youtube.com/user/APGifts 
        http://www.facebook.com/allpeople.gifts
        .
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        .
        ADDITIONAL LINK:
        .
        http://www.facebook.com/notes/allpeople-gifts/the-facts-on-mixed-race/321878451159708 
        .
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        .

        Article written and posted  by 'AllPeople (AP) G.i.f.t.s.'
        (soaptalk@...) / All Rights Reserved ©
        .
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      • April Crews
        Thanks for this information. It will be great to hand out at the Loving Day celebration I m planning for June 2012 in DC. I also mention how ridiculous the one
        Message 3 of 3 , Nov 27, 2011
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          Thanks for this information. It will be great to hand out at the Loving Day celebration I'm planning for June 2012 in DC. I also mention how ridiculous the one drop rule concept is in one of my blog posts "Myths of Being Bi-racial." Check it out at  http://www.apriloutloud.com/2007/12/myths-of-being-bi-racial.html



           
          -----Original Message-----
          From: multiracialbookclub <soaptalk@...>
          To: Generation-Mixed <Generation-Mixed@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Sun, Nov 27, 2011 6:18 pm
          Subject: [Generation-Mixed] How an act of 'Loving' destroyed a racist "rule"

           
          .
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          .
          Ever heard of ...
          'Loving VS. Virginia'
          (a.k.a. 'The "Loving" Case')?!
           .
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          .
              
          .
          The United States Supreme Court case entitled 'Loving Vs. The
          State of Virginia' -- or 'The "Loving" Case' -- is what led to
          the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court
          decision that resulted in the 
          legal-BANNING of the racist-'One-Drop Rule' throughout
          the entire United States (U.S.) as well as all of its' territories.
          .
          The racist-`One-Drop Rule' was --- the non-scientific (but often
          legally-enforced) social-construct that made the false-claim
          that the "Black blood"
          (no matter how small the amount -- even
          down to a mere 'one' drop) that was found in a Mixed-Race person's
          ancestry was so very `tainted', `filthy' and `contaminated' that 
          it had quite literally (and eternally) managed to `annihilate'
          ALL of their `other' 
          (i.e. non-Black) bloodlines – and thus
          –
           somehow ("magically", one supposes) rendered that person
          as being racially "black"
          (in spite of any `evidence'
          – physically visible or otherwise -- to the contrary).

              


          The racist-`One-Drop Rule' was created by Racial-Supremacists with
          the open goal of `degrading' and `stigmatizing' the Black ancestry
          and bloodlines
          of full-Black people – as well as of the Mixed-Race people
          who had ANY amount of Black lineage -- and had the additional intent
          of `punishing' any person who's parentage or ancestry indicated that
          the social-construct of the "color line" had been "crossed" or "blurred".

              
          .
          [[[Up until the short-lived, spurious, often violent and rather divisive
          `Black-Power Movement' (which, very much like the `rap / hip-hop'
          music-genre of today, was actually imported to the United States from
          the West Indies Islands), of the late 1960s / early 1970s, had managed
          to usurp the
          very progressive, non-violent, empowering and unifying,
          `Civil-Rights Movement, of the early 1950s / late 1960s --- the vast
          majority of the people of the United States who had been racially
          categorized as
          `Negro' (for those who were of `full-Black' Lineage)
          and / or as `Colored' (for those who were of `part-Black' Lineage)
          [both groups of which in modern times are often generally noted
          as being "black"-categorized] – openly despised and worked to
          legally and socially fight against the racist-`One-Drop Rule' …
          along with it's `degradation' and `stigmatization' of Black lineage.

              
          (Magazine Articles -- Jet / September 16. 1954 and Ebony / April, 1952
          -- that were written during the progressive 'Civil Rights Movement'
          and prior to the 
          divisive 'Black Power Movement' -- commenting
          on the preposterous effects of the racist 'One-Drop Rule'')

               
          (Still shots of Mixed-Race Actress,  Fredi Washington in her two most famous 
          anti-'One-Drop Rule' films -- 'Imitation of Life' & 'One Mile From Heaven')
          Once the `Black-Power Movement' came into effect, however, many –
          if not most – of the "black"-categorized people
          of the United States were
          often subjected to severe bullying and other very strong social-pressures
          to simply "accept" and "tolerate" (perhaps even "embrace" and "promote")
          the
          existence of the `black-linage degrading' and openly racist `One-Drop
          Rule'
          (in spite of the fact that it was legally-banned in 1967) --- and all
          under the ridiculous guise of so-called "racial pride" and "racial unity".

               
          The reality of the situation was that ….. with everyone (no matter
          how obviously of Mixed-Race Lineage and / or of Interracial Parentage)
          suddenly finding themselves under the `umbrella' (and false)
          label of "black" … entirely new "issues" (such as a change in the
          "look" of "black" beauty, leadership, etc.) arose as "the Mixed-Race
          Face" then suddenly became "The Standard" for all-things
          "black"
          (leading to occasional conflict with and a feeling of rejection by 
          people who were actually-`Black', rather than being technically-"black").

                    
                (Black Actress: 'Vanessa Williams' -- and -- Mixed-Race Actress: 'Vanessa L. Williams')
                   
               (Black Singer: 'Kelly Rowland' -- and -- Mixed-Race Singer: 'Mariah Carey')
                  
             (Black Actress: 'Gabriel Union' -- and -- Mixed-Race Actress: 'Lonette McKee')
          Thus, the forced-"embracing" and resigned-"acceptance" of the
          racist-`One-Drop Rule' within the various "black communities"
          found throughout the United States actually led to more conflict as 
          well as sense of confusion, division and feelings of separation and rejection
          -- than it did to any true feelings or illusions of "racial-cohesion".

           ]]]

          Science has repeatedly proven that "Black blood" is NOT
          "filthy", "contaminated" or a "taint"
          – and a non-racist should
          NEVER even consider "embracing"
          , "accepting", "promoting"
          or even "tolerating" ANY obviously-racist concept (such as the
          moronic `One-Drop Rule') that makes the vicious claim that it is
          such ... not even in the name of so-called racial "pride" or "unity".


                
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          Here are more of THE FACTS on the racist 'One-Drop Rule'
          (and on any social misapplication if said "rule" to people who
          are of Mixed-Race Lineage that includes any part-Black ancestry).


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          The racist `one-drop' "rule" was made `illegal' in the U.S. in
          1967 by the U.S. Supreme Court via the `Loving vs. VA' case

          (i.e. The `Loving' case) – where the U.S. Supreme Court ruled ...
          .
          --- 1) All `Anti-Miscegenation' Laws found throughout the U.S.;
          .
           --- 2) The racist `VA Racial Integrity Act'(upon which most
          of the anti-miscegenation `laws' were founded); and
          .
          --- 3) The ('black-lineage mocking' and exceedingly) racist
          `One-Drop Rule'
          (upon which the `Act' was based.)
          .
          … as being `UN-Constitutional' (i.e. illegal, banned, etc.)
          due to the fact that it was both 'racist' and 'unscientific'.]
          .


          Mildred and Richard Loving with lawyers
          (The 'Lovings' sitting with their attorney)

          Mildred and Richard Loving at home
          (The 'Lovings' after their victorious court case decision)


          (A copy of the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court 'Loving' decision)

          (Virginia was the first state (in 1662) to make it illegal
          for any "colored" person to marry any White person
          . 

          (Between 1913-1947 a total of 30 states
           had laws against
          interracial marriage and 
          as late as 1966 such laws
          were still 'valid' in 17 states, including Virginia.

          In 1967 the Supreme Court struck down any
          remaining laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

          The 'Loving v. Virginia' case  challenged AND defeated 
          BOTH Virginia's
          anti-miscegenation statute AND it's
          "
          Racial Integrity Act of 1924 " (as well as the racist
          'One-Drop Rule' upon which BOTH had been based).
          "The Racial Integrity Act of 1924  had required 
          that a racial description of every person be recorded
          at 
          birth (even going so far as to change the birth
          records of people who were adults 
          or even those 
          that were deceased) -- AND -- it ALSO held as 
          a 'Felonious' Offense any 'marriage' between 
          White persons and "non-white" persons (with 
          the penalties** going so far as to include the
          possibility 
          of prison terms and even loss
          of one's children as 'wards of the State').
          [**Virginia Statue 1942 / Sec. 4546.
          Marriage of a White person with a colored person; 
          how punished.
          –If any White person intermarry with a colored person, or any
          colored person intermarry with a White person, he shall be guilty
          of a felony and shall be punished by confinement in the

          penitentiary for not less than one year nor more than five years.].
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          .
          Here are THE FACTS on Mixed-Race Linage:
          .
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          .
          1) It is often a surprise for people to learn 
          that, in reality, 
          there is actually No Such 
          Thing as a "Light Skinned Black"
           person. 
           
          .

          2) Very few people seem to be aware of the fact
          that the very term of "Light Skinned Black"
          is simply a racist-oxymoron that was created
          by Racial Supremacists
          in an effort to forcibly deny
          Mixed-Race individuals and groups (who are either the
          First-Generation Multiracially-Mixed (FGM-Mixed)
          offspring of interracial-Parentage –and/or—who are the
          Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed (MGM-Mixed)
          descendants of admixed-Ancestors) the right to fully embrace
          and to receive public support in choosing to acknowledge
          the truth regarding their full ancestral heritage and lineage.
          .
          3) The people who have been slapped with the false
          label and oxymoronic misnomer of "Light Skinned
          Black
          "
          person are simply Mixed-Race individuals
          .
          .

                
          (Richard Loving with his
          Mixed-Race son, Donald)


          (Mixed-Race Actress 'Karyn
          Parsons' with her children)
          .
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          .
          A Side-Note on MGM-Mixed / Mixed- Race Lineage
          .
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          .
          A) The racist-label of "Light Skinned Black" is (more
          often than not) commonly thrown in the face of the
          Mixed-Race individuals and people groupings that are
          Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed
          (MGM-Mixed)
          .
          (In order for a person or grouping to be considered as
          Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed (MGM-Mixed)
          -- they must be descendants of the families that have been
          "of a CONTINUALLY Mixed-Race Lineage (that includes
          at least 25% `other' admixture') THROUGHOUT all of
          the multiple generations" --- starting with the very first
          generation of racial-admixing up to the present generation.

          And merely having a singular 'ancient-ancestor', or two, of
          some 'other' admixture -- with all of one's other ancestors
          having been of the same "race" category -- does NOT make
          anyone of MGM-Mixed Lineage -- otherwise, nearly every
          person on the planet could (falsely) claim to be MGM-Mixed.)
          .
          C) Seeing that every other Mixed-Race group is allowed
          the dignity of receiving support in having itself referred to
          by the term that it most prefers
          … the question becomes
          …"Why should the situation be any different for
          those Mixed-Race individuals who are of an
          Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed
          (MGM-Mixed) / Mixed-Race Lineage?".
          .
          D) If an MGM-Mixed / Mixed-Race individual would like
          to be referred to by the term `Mixed-Race'
          (which is what
          they actually are) -- rather than by that of "Light-Skinned
          Black"
          (a term, which, once again, has the racist-origin of
          being nothing more than an oxymoronic-phrase that was
          both created and coined by Racial Supremacists in an
          effort to try to deny these Mixed-Race people their
          right to and support in publicly acknowledging and
          also embracing their FULL-Lineage) --- there is no
          reason that they
          (like every other group on the
          planet, whether Mixed-Race or not) should not
          be allowed the right to choose the term that
          society uses in referring to them
          (and to have
          their full-lineage acknowledged within that term).
          .
          .  
          (MGM-Mixed Actress: 'Nicole Ari Parker')            (MGM-Mixed Actor: Brian Stokes Mitchel with wife and child)
                               
          (MGM-Mixed Actress: 'Vanessa L. Williams' & Family)       (MGM-Mixed Actress: Jayne Overton)
          .
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          RELATED LINKS:
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          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4160
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4157 
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/3331 
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1399 
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2511 
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1402 
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1003 
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/3998 
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4065 
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/3999 
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1400  
          .
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          .
          Historical TRUTH VS. MYTH & Urban Legend
          .
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          .
          Listed below are links to data on the Historical MYTH
          of a Color-Based / Slave-Role HIERARCHY — as well
          as the Urban LEGEND of Paper-Bag, Blue-Vein and
          Other Allegations of Features-Based Entry `TESTS':
          .
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4153 
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4154 
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2885 
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2511 
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/1400 
          .
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          .
          If there are any questions regarding the information
          presented, I can be reached anytime at the email
          address and / or websites noted below.
          .
          Thank you and have a good day.
          .
          Sincerely,
          .
          – AllPeople (AP) G.i.f.t.s.
          soaptalk@... 
          Founder and Moderator of the following
          online Lineage-Discussion Communities
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed 
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MGM-Mixed 
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FGM-Mixed 
          http://www.youtube.com/user/APGifts 
          http://www.facebook.com/allpeople.gifts
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          ADDITIONAL LINK:
          .
          http://www.facebook.com/notes/allpeople-gifts/the-facts-on-mixed-race/321878451159708 
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