Mulatto


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MULATTO. A person born of one white and one black parent. 7 Mass. R. 88; 2 Bailey, 558.

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Strickland had downed the mulatto twice, and the mulatto, sober, was a man to be reckoned with.
The men gathered round him, as he began to play `My Old Kentucky Home.' They sang one Negro melody after another, while the mulatto sat rocking himself, his head thrown back, his yellow face lifted, his shrivelled eyelids never fluttering.
He deemed it advisable, however, not to be too positive as to the date of the direful fact, and also to be uncertain whether it were perpetrated by an Irishman and a mulatto, or by the son of Erin alone.
Among the dancers are two young mulatto girls, with large, black, drooping eyes, and head- gear after the fashion of the hostess, who are as shy, or feign to be, as though they never danced before, and so look down before the visitors, that their partners can see nothing but the long fringed lashes.
"One would think that the sole purpose of that fiend- ish gale had been to make a lunatic of that poor devil of a mulatto. It eased before morning, and next day the sky cleared, and as the sea went down the leak took up.
I have stayed in a house where a young household mulatto, daily and hourly, was reviled, beaten, and persecuted enough to break the spirit of the lowest animal.
In online application forms for positions within the company, applicants were asked their ethnicity and among the options to choose from were Yellow, Mulatto and Black.
Since 1986 with the topple of the Haitian dictator, Jean-Claude "Baby-Doc" Duvalier (1951-2014), whose family ruled Haiti for almost thirty-years, the rallying cry of Haitian protest movements against dictatorship and American neoliberal policies on the island has been, "the children of Dessalines are fighting or stand against the children of Petion." The politically charged moniker is an allusion to the continuous struggles over control of the Haitian nation-state and its ideological apparatuses between the Africans who are deemed the descendants of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the father of the Haitian nation-state; and the mulatto elites (and more recently the Syrian class) who are deemed heirs of the mulatto first President of the Haitian Republic, Alexandre Petion.
Census and classified as "free negro," "mulatto," "of color," or "other."
In the literature of the Haitian Revolution, the trope of the "inspired mulatto" describes a colonial person of color like Dumas's Georges, who has never been a slave, has been educated in France, and upon returning home to the colony finds that he still cannot escape color prejudice and therefore becomes inspired to revolt, not necessarily against the institution of slavery, but rather against the insult of color prejudice.
The Mulatto Republic: Class, Race, and Dominican National Identity.
The Mulatto Republic provides an intellectual history of hispanismo until it became hegemonic under the Trujillo dictatorship, stopping short of its morphing into the central political currency of Joaquin Balaguer's Partido Reformista.