First, that of hypodescent, where one drop of black blood means that an individual is black, without equivocation.
Halle Berry appealed to this framework to argue why her daughter, who is less than 1/4 African in ancestry (Berry’s African American father almost certainly had some European ancestry) was black.
A black American But that is the biological construction of race. Butterfield “black” and Luis Guzman “Hispanic.” Both individuals are products of an admixture between people of mixed African and European ancestry (and likely some Amerindian in Guzman’s case).
The interrelationship of communication, cognition, and anxiety. Booth-Butterfield (Ed.) Communication, cognition, and anxiety (pp. Wanzer, M., Booth-Butterfield, M., & Booth-Butterfield, S. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Speech Communication Assoc., San Antonio.
Paper presented at the annual conference of the Eastern Communication Association, Baltimore. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Speech Communication Association, San Antonio. The Relationships Among Humor Orientation, Loneliness, and Attraction.
Not a black American The second issue, which has crystallized in our time, but has roots back decades, is the peculiar position of “Hispanics/Latinos” in the American racial system. I’ve looked at the genotypes of enough Latin Americans to assume that some level of African ancestry (e.g., ~5%) is present in the vast majority of those who are not the children of recent European immigrants or from indigenous communities.
For example, Mexico’s large slave population seems to have been totally absorbed, to the point where their past existence has been nearly forgotten.
From paradigm shift to normal science: Where we are in the study of communication and sex role socialization.
Newman (Eds.) Communication and sex role socialization (pp. Member of over 10 editorial review boards (e.g., Communication Monographs, Communication Quarterly, Communication Education) for our professional journals since 1995, as well as external reviewer for several others. Rizzo, B., Wanzer, M., Booth-Butterfield, M., & Booth-Butterfield, S. Individual differences in managers' use of humor: Subordinate perceptions of managers' humor orientation, effectiveness, and humor behaviors. Todd-Mancilla (Eds.) Advances in gender and communication research (pp. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Assoc., San Diego.The joints about which nature turns are as they are, our own names and representations are a different thing altogether.This does not mean that our categories have no utility, but we should be careful of confusing empirical distributions, our own models of those distributions, and reality as it is stripped of human interpretative artifice. Relationship Orientation and Jealousy: An examination of jealousy evoking and positive communicative responses to feeling jealous.