The one-drop rule is a social and legal principle of racial classification that was historically prominent in the United States and Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries as a way to marginalize minority populations. It asserted that any person with even one ancestor of questionable heritage (in most cases sub-Saharan African ancestry) having just "one drop" such blood was considered not white.
The use of the one drop rule was a fundamental tool used by racists to control people of color and was a weapon of white supremacy.
Now, in the 21st century, there is a marked push among some white people - propelled by ancestral DNA testing, genealogical research, and a strange vogue - to reverse the one drop rule and to use it to assert their dominance and privilege to retroactively declare themselves indigenous based on the assumed existence of a single ancestor (or marginal DNA) as a means of self-identifying as Indian, or Metis.
While such antics seem harmless in most cases, some people have taken this new "reverse" one-drop rule and have used it to try to push claims to aboriginal rights, indigenous scholarships, and other activities where their white privilege allows them to flourish while hiding behind a mask they can put on and take off at will. This has even led some one-drop, race-shifting groups to take Canada to court to try to push for hunting or land rights reserved for actual indigenous people.
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A self-declared "Metis" makes the case for the one-drop rule in the video above.