But it should be noted that one parent's racial traits may outnumber/dominate the other parent's traits completely, therefore making it harder to distinguish mulattos from being "just" black or "just" white. In my opinion, the 50/50 combination produces the prettiest mulatto children.
They look great, but any mulatto would tell you about their conflicts of "belonging". Even though they're pretty much their own race, most are still obligated by society to be on "one side or the other." But the unwritten rule is whichever racial trait is more dominate equals the "side" they "belong" on. Also, most mulattos really dislike the word mulatto. Therefore, the terms mixed, or bi-racial are considered more appropriate (despite the inaccuracy of the term, because "mulatto" is the only term used to describe one with a black and white parent). They also hate the term gray, (which is also more accurate).
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Best known features of Mulattos include:
a) Different colored eyes (grey & green are the most common, but I have seen blue, hazel not that often)
b) "Good" hair (hair that is not stringy like Whites, or nappy like Blacks; long, luxuriously dark, curly hair; this may also include darker, fuller eyebrows & eyelashes)
c) "Better" facial features (the high-cheekbones, "perfect" nose, and fuller lips that are desired by both races)
d) "Perfect" skin (lighter skin is still highly valued in the Black community, and even though most mulattos are only slightly darker than whites, their skin still has the pigment that prevents them from being easily sunburned)
And there you have it. Mulatto people...Just remember that mixed is the more appropriate term...Or bi-racial.
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2) Proof that white women love black men, and white men love black women.
1) A list of some celebrity mulattos (who have black/white parents only)
Nicole Ari Parker - actress: (50/50)
Vanessa Williams - actress: (mulatto/black)
Alicia Keys - singer: (black/white)
Derek Jeter - baseball: (black/white)
Grant Hill - basketball: (black/mulatto)
Karyn Parsons - actress: (white/black)
Lenny Kravitz - singer: (white/black)
Smokey Robinson - singer: (white/black)
Tahj Mowry - actor/Disney kid: (white/black)
Vin Diesel - actor: (white/black?? but not even HE knows for sure)
Corbin Bleu - Disney kid: (black/white)
2) Also look at TV commercials featuring kids. In commercials featuring Blacks, most of the children are mulattos. In commercials featuring token blacks, the token blacks are mulattos. Especially on the Disney channel.
Angie: I'm gonna have to say mulatto.