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When a sambo and a negro have a baby, it’s a mango.

1. Early Mixed Race Classifications—French Classifications circa 1854

Mulatto = Negro + White

Quadroon = Mulatto + white

Metif = white + Quadroon

Meamelouc = white + Metif

Quarteron = white + Meamelouc

Sang-mele = white + Quarteron

Griffe = Negro + Mulatto

Sacatra = Griffe + Negress

Marabon = Mulatto + Griffe

2. Chart 2: Early Mixed Race Classifications

Mulatto = white + Negro

Quadroon = white + Mulatto

Octoroon = white + Quadroon

Cascos = mulatto + mulatto

Sambo = mulatto + Negro

Mango = Sambo + Negro

Mustifee = Octoroon + white

Mustifino = mustifee + white

….really? A sambo marries a negro and they have a mango.

(from: Light, Bright, and damned near white: biracial and triracial culture in America, by stephanie rose bird)

 

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