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Re: Assumptions about the racial origins of "fpoc"

Forbes has misinformation in his book...He is feeding into the mixedblood *white* person's fantasy that the Mulatto in THEIR family history had no Black blood...but had only white and Indian...
Mulatto has always meant half Black...Whether the other half was white OR Indian..
The whites of this country were never concerned with anything other than whether or not a person had Black blood..They may not have liked Indians, but they did not consider a white person with Indian ancestry as *tainted*...
I am not at all certain whether Free People of Color meant anyone not white, or anyone with the smallest hint of Black blood...
Back 50 or so years ago, when someone was referred to as *Colored*, that meant they had Black blood. Now, whether that came from the time of *Free Colored* or not, I just don't know...

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