During the custody battle the actress told Ebony magazine: “I feel she (Nahla) is black. I’m black and I’m her mother, and I believe in the one-drop theory.
“I’m not going to put a label on it. I had to decide for myself and that’s what she’s going to have to decide, how she identifies herself in the world.”
This lady who is black is:
Berry is the daughter of a white mother from Liverpool and a black father.
And the father of the child she is talking about is white.
In one sense it’s not odd for back in the days of antebellum slavery the girl, one quarter black, would have been described (or could have been perhaps) as a quadroon. And as such could have been a slave. One quarter was enough for that.
But it is slightly odd that people are still using such slavery based definitions…..