Archive for April, 2006

Presenting the Triumph of the One-Drop Rule (C20)

April 1st, 2006

Oral presentation recaps the history of the one-drop rule and shows that it spread nationwide during the Jim Crow era because it kept compassionate White families in line, forcing them to stand idle while African Americans were subjected to 50 years of state-sponsored terrorism. Session C20 is the final lecture of a series of topics on the emergence and triumph of the one-drop rule in U.S. history discussed in lectures on “The Study of Racialism.”