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New York — Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry who is in the middle of a custody fight with her ex-husband Gabriel Aubry, recently told Ebony Magazine that her daughter is Black because of the “one-drop rule.”

“I feel like she’s black,” the actress told the magazine. “I’m black and I’m her mother, and I believe in the one-drop theory,” Berry said referencing the legacy of Jim Crow-era laws and customs that make American ‘Blackness’ a function of remote lineage rather than relative lightness or darkness of skin.”

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