liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,
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Word of the Day: Melungeon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melungeon

I had never heard this word until today.

Melungeon = Member of a triracial (black, white, native) group that supposedly is most prominent around Cumberland Gap, not that far from where I grew up.  I saw an article suggesting that Abraham Lincoln was a melungeon.

The melting pot effect: we're all related whether we admit it or not.
Tags: blacks, culture, genetics, isms, natives, race, the south, vocabulary, words
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