Originally Posted by badhatharry
I had a student who, on one of those 'identify your race' forms, described herself as black. After I got to know her better I asked her why because she looked white to me. Her dad was black.
I guess I have always assumed that if you have any black...you are black or embrace it, per Obama. But of course, as you point out, this was not always so.
Remember that hideous film, Imitation of Life? Lana Turner was such a horrible actress.
African-American History Month
check out PBS:
Underground Railroad: The William Still Story
300 Miles to Freedom
Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad
POV Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North.