Trumping the Droplet

I have always been appalled by the idea that if a person has “one drop” of “Black” blood in them, then they are “Black.”

If you have “The Drop,” then no other ethnicity, skin color, or culture can trump that Black droplet.

I wonder where that notion of a single drop of blood making you Black was invented.

It seems impossible that idea came from the scientific community.

A single drop of pure water doesn’t make the ocean any less salty. Adding a single speck of sugar to cookie dough doesn’t make the cookie any sweeter.

If Racial identification by blood droplet isn’t chemical or scientific — then is it a cultural condemnation and a preservation of a social pecking order used to falsely mediate expectation? 

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