‘I feel she’s black. I’m black and I’m her mother, and I believe in the one-drop theory.’
Niiiice. The one-drop theory:
The one-drop theory (or one-drop rule) is the colloquial term for the standard, found throughout the USA, that holds that a person with even one drop of non-white ancestry should be classified as "colored", especially for the purposes of laws forbidding inter-racial marriage.
'I identify as a black woman, but I've always had to embrace my mother and the white side of who I am, too.
'By choosing, I've often [wondered]: "Well, would that make her feel like I'm invalidating her by choosing to identify more with the black side of myself?"'
Here's her plan for her daughter:
When asked to define her daughter's race, Berry - who has both white and African-American heritage - tells Ebony: 'What I think is that that's something she's going to have to decide.
'I'm not going to put a label on it. I had to decide for myself and that's what she's going to have to decide - how she identifies herself in the world.
'And I think, largely, that will be based on how the world identifies her. That's how I identified myself.
'But I feel like she's black.'
She says: 'Well, first thing I want to say is that I'm very connected to my community and I want black people to know that I haven't abandoned them because I've had a child with a man outside of my race and I'm dating someone now outside of my race who is Spanish and French.