What began as a conversation about shoehorning mixed kids into one category or another broke down and became a smackdown on Shawn King. (Which was strangely satisfying in its own merits.)
Officer Tatum is one of the good guys. He loves America and backs what makes it a great nation.
He loves it so much so that Snopes felt the need to contradict Tatums claims that his success (Tatum is a black man) stands as evidence against the Left’s ‘white privilege’ narrative.
Now he has a take on kids from mixed families that is going to stick like a bone in the throat of the activist left…especially the race-baiters.
You know their habit of calling anyone with one black ancestor fully black, to the exclusion of any other ethnicity they might also be descended from? (A certain President comes to mind.)
Black activists aren’t the first folks to view children of mixed relationships through that lens.
White bigots once used exactly the same standard with their ‘one-drop rule’. You remember what that was?
This definition reflects the long experience with slavery and later with Jim Crow segregation. In the South it became known as the “one-drop rule,” meaning that a single drop of “black blood” makes a person a black. It is also known as the “one black ancestor rule,” some courts have called it the “traceable amount rule,” and anthropologists call it the “hypo-descent rule,” meaning that racially mixed persons are assigned the status of the subordinate group. This definition emerged from the American South to become the nation’s definition, generally accepted by whites and blacks. Blacks had no other choice. As we shall see, this American cultural definition of blacks is taken for granted as readily by judges, affirmative action officers, and black protesters as it is by Ku Klux Klansmen. —PBS
That’s right. If you’re arguing that mixed kids need to be called ‘black’ just because they have a black parent, you are making the same argument as the KKK.’
He and his guest are making the case that if you’re mixed and are raised in a white household, you don’t really get to call yourself black, because you’ve not experienced what growing up in a black family is really like.
By that standard, Barack Obama is more white than black… but you never hear him reference his maternal ancestry.
It isn’t long before the conversation turns to the most famous pretends-to-be-black activist of them all. Shawn King — or as he’s known around here, Talcum X.
He gets absolutely JACK-hammered. It’s almost better than the first part of the video.
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