AfriGeneas Genealogy and History Forum Archive 2
Re: Re, Malattoes
In Response To: Re, Malattoes ()
The term "mulatto" is a derived from the word "mule" -- an animal which is the product of the mating of a horse to a donkey -- the resulting "mule" is nearly always sterile.
Mulatto is a derogatory term for a black/white mixed person.