quote:Originally posted by kresge:
I can't believe that people in this country still use the term mulatto. Its probably just a matter of time before someone starts talking about half-breeds, quadroons, or octoroons.
People still use all of these terms in many places around the country, though never to my face unless they're trying to get reaquainted with the sidewalk. If memory serves me correctly, the original meaning of the word mulatto was mule. One of the many reasons why I don't use it. For myself, I prefer bi-racial or mixed. Or, for the less discriminating, Black will suffice.