There is ongoing dialogue in the black community regarding skin color (light, dark, red, yellow, etc). There are less pressed dialogues about what is black and who is considered black, yet the two dialogues seem to coincide. My question is how do you label a person's blackness? Is someone who is a quarter black and light skinned considered less black than a person who is a quarter black and dark skinned? When does a person "stop" being black? Do you go Jim Crow (~1/32 black makes you black) or do you decide differently, and is it color or descent that influences your decision? In making these decisions, what are you considering as factors of blackness? Is it color, parents, upbringing, education, identificatoon of self, or what? I ask the question because there are black people who look down on those they see as less black and vice versa, and i just want to know how you go about in your mind deciding someone is less or more black than you, what does that even mean, and what is the point?