[lit-ideas] Re: The One Drop Rule Lives

  • From: Thomas Hart <tehart@xxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 03:49:19 -0400

Well, it could be AA=Alcoholics Anonymous, but in this case AA=Affirmative 
Action.

"All women are created equal.
Then some become Marines"

Katy Perry video for "Part of me"

Thomas Hart
tehart@xxxxxxx



On May 4, 2012, at 1:56 AM, Lawrence Helm wrote:

> Tom,
>  
> Hey, it sounds as though I’m missing out on something.  According to the 
> Ancestry.com database I’m part Cherokee as well:
>  
> Gardner Young Wolf Green (1736 - 1835) is my 5th great grandfather
>  
> Jacob Jake Franklin (1750 - 1851)
>  
> Lucinda Franklin (1800 - 1879)
>  
> William Leander Sparks (1831 - 1900)
>  
> Lucinda Catherine Sparks Matthews (1851 - 1921)
>  
> Troy Marion Matthews (1891 - 1941)
>  
> Ferne Roberta Matthews (1915 - 2000)
>  
> Lawrence Keith Helm
>  
>  
> In “great” terms Gardner Young Wolf Green is my great-great-great-great-great 
> grandfather which means that I am not as much Cherokee as the person running 
> for Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat, but all I need is a “drop” to get AA 
> benefits, right?  So what are they?  I Googled “AA” and got AAA Insurance, 
> Alcoholics Anonymous, and American Airlines.  J
>  
> Lawrence 
>  
> From:  Thomas Hart
> Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2012 6:35 PM
> To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [lit-ideas] The One Drop Rule Lives
>  
> The old principle that one drop of colored blood determines one's ethnicity 
> seems to be alive and well. a candidate for Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat 
> apparently got AA benefits because her great-great-great-grandmother was 
> Cherokee. That's 3.125%, and it was sufficient for her to call herself a 
> Cherokee.
>  
> Given our origins in Africa, birth in the US, and immigration from various 
> parts of Europe, and sundry other places, I've always felt it only 
> appropriate to label myself as Afro-Slovenian-German-Irish-Native-American. 
> You could also say "Other" on the form, and comment "None of your damned 
> business."
>  
> "All women are created equal.
> Then some become Marines"
> 
> Katy Perry video for "Part of me"
> 
> Thomas Hart
> tehart@xxxxxxx
> 
> 
> 

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