This is not denial. This is assigning a low rank, and attempting to minimize what is very very visible.
Yes, and this is where we agree.
Now how ever you describe those views it shows a clear skin color heirarchy with white being best and what one should aspire to
Another point of agreement.
Maybe seek admission as quickly as one attempts to escape the "black category".
Possibly, but I haven't seen enough evidence to support this conclusion 100%.
So this thinking might suggest a person with a mainly SSAfrican appearance is not "black" as they dont look "pure" SSAfrican.
To what extent a person looks "mainly" SSAfrican is very debatable, and varies from society to society.
But in my experience, among Latinos, people with a noticeably mixed appearance, regardless of whatever element is dominant in their phenotype, have little trouble claiming a mixed identity (at least among other Latinos).
While a mainly white looking person is "white" even though very significant signs of SSAfrican ancestry is visible.
I cannot say "yay" or "nay" to this.
In his case as he isnt white looking enough he selects another descriptor that distances him from "blackness", which to him mulato apparently does not.
This is the point that I think those bi-racial folks were making.
They may have tried to make this point, but by labeling Dominicans as being in "denial," they failed.
I would assume by them decalaring themselves to be "bi-racial" they are not trying to tell people like him to only claim one side.
Exactly! So why did they not support the Dominicans' claim to an identity other than "black?"