'Intelligence' and Race (was Re: Invention of the white race //

Carrol Cox cbcox at rs6000.cmp.ilstu.edu
Mon Jun 1 10:44:20 PDT 1998

Matthew F writes:

This why the same individual could be "black" in the US
> (where historically the "one drop of black blood" policy was in place,
> "coloured" under the apartheid categories of SA, and "white" in parts of
> the Carib. and South Amer. I believe that SA also had an "honorary white"
> category for Japanese?
> Madness.

If my memory serves me right (it often doesn't), in the 1940s and 1950s, Africans (of the right class or political position -- e.g., ambassadors) were given something like an "honorary white" status so they could obtain rooms in all-white luxury hotels.


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