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Image Gloss

“The quadroon girl is sold at the stand…. ” (39).

Quadroon: Someone of 1/4 Black ancestry. A term used in The South during the 19th century. This was during the time of Jim Crow laws and the “one drop” rule, in which anyone with any amount of Black ancestry was considered Black.

Jade, from America’s Next Top Model, had a biracial father and would have technically been defined as a “quadroon” in the 19th century. Now, she is considered a crazy, dramatic, whacko who totally made cycle 6 worth watching!

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