By both blacks and whites labeling the mulatto black it is easier to deal with racial reality.
Some darker skin blacks have let it be known in America and the U. — that they feel that the lighter skin mixed race people have it a little more easier in society.
They feel that the lighter skin people also, are seen as more physically attractive and employers who are white prefer them.
Do blacks and whites secretively feel that there is something different about mixed race people (mulattoes) who are mixed with black and white or mixed with black and some other racial group?
Could it be that when blacks look at mixed race people they se apart of themselves but at the same time resent the fact that they see white or some other ethnic admixture in the phenotype of the mixed race person?
Whites see mixed race people (mulattoes) and probably see something that is very similar to themselves — but yet someone very different.
For instance when a white person sees a black person they may see their own unacknowledged dark side.
Many joined the white race and many joined the black race.
This caused many families to be torn apart because some passed for white and some refuse too pass.
Certain blacks also resented the mulattoes who did not look white but obviously had lighter skin complexions.