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The One Drop Rule

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Barack Obama’s blackness: To white people who feel smart enough to assess the relative blackness quotient of black people, I say–Stop Now. No offense, but just on the strength of you having this dialogue, I’m certain you haven’t the fucking faintest idea what you’re talking about. To black people who feel that your years of living in …

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