I apologize if this question has been asked before. I could not find it in the search.
My nephew (white) married a beautiful black lady. They just had a baby. The baby is Mulatto (correct?).
Now going either way on race, when does the following generations become one or the other.
Why is it that a person who is 1/4 black, called black, but a person who is 1/4 white called black? (Does it depend on how they look?)
Does the person choose what color they prefer to be? Does society decide for them?
My daughter is 1/16 Cherokee. Is she and Indian? What generation ceased being Indian. She does have the “correct” facial structure for it, but is blonde and fair.
It seems that if anyone has a drop of blood other than white, then they are considered that race. I bet most whites have drops of blood from all over.
Does the race with that drop of blood want to claim them as their race or is it all just random?