Well I'm going to step on someone's toes w/this, but anyway: It's amazing that the infamous One Drop Rule myth is still accepted as some valid form of reality, especially considering the increased public availability of DNA testing (Btw: 23andMe just lowered the price of their tests by 300% last month). Maybe it still exists because SOME blacks and whites still feel they have something to gain by using it. Some whites use it to maintain a false sense that they are special, privileged members of a small
, elite clique who rule everything (although the moment someone biracial achieves something, they are often quick to "claim" that person as part- white - think the president; or for the Asian ODR, think Keanu Reeves). And of course their offspring are less likely to "accidentally corrupt" their precious white blood lines if a lot of people who look like Wentworth Miller (or even Vin Diesel) feel forced to publicly identify as just black.
Conversely, some blacks ODR biracials for political gain: counting biracials as just black
is an artificial means of inflating the black political ranks (If people like Huey Newton or Angela Davis weren't ODRed by themselves and others, how much credibility might the Black Panthers have lost?). And just like some whites, these people use the ODR to claim credit for biracial achievement.
I'm sorry to hear you don't get accepted for who you are. I think that's just $hitty. People have to stop expecting biracial and multi-racial people to deny one part of themselves. But also, it's up to biracial ppl to accept all of who we are and not give in to ODR BS.