Beyond Biracial: When Blackness Is a Small, Nearly Invisible Fraction

In the past, these Americans would have been labeled “quadroons” or “octoroons.” Today their options are so much broader. What can they teach us about race in 2014 and in the future?

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Halle Berry’s Baby and the Resurgence of the Tragic Mulatto

The furor caused by Berry’s assertion that her daughter is black reminds us how confused Americans remain about race.

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