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One Drop Rule

Format: Streaming
Length: 1.31
Grade Level: 7-12+
Closed Captioned

The One Drop Rule was the societal rule that even one drop of black blood meant you were black. It entrenched our American society in segregation, and made us a divided, instead of united, people.

Discussion Question:

Are the racial check boxes the same as the one drop rule? Why or Why Not?

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Subject Areas

U.S. History / Government & Civics

Topics

Culture

Equality

Government

Manners/Character

Regulations

Unintended Consequences

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