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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The similarities between the white social system and the mullato social system are noteworthy.
The law provided that: "Where a negro or Indian or mullato gave false testimony ...
This is graphically illustrated by Martha Hodes, "Fractions and Fictions in the United States Census of 1890." Hodes reminds us that the 1890 census was the first and only time people of African descent were divided into four categories: "black," "mullato," "quadroon," and "octoroon." Using a real inter-racial family living in the Grand Cayman Islands at the time, she imagines them in the us in 1890 as a means of exploring the contradictions and fictions in this state-sponsored effort to enforce a definition of "whiteness" based on the "one drop" rule.