Cinemulatto is confident the U.S. Supreme Court will do the right thing when it decides on marriage equality. Until then, if a gay person wanted to engage in some act of national freedom such as, say, taking a cross-country trip through states supporting at least civil unions, a path could be reasonably made (if one assumes speeding through Utah and Nebraska, then taking a detour through Canada).
Mulattoes have a similar liberty! Having long ago earned the right to marry whomever we want (as far as race goes, at any rate), we now have sure-fire ways to safely straddle the social fence between black and white. We’re taking Cultural Frame Switching to a new level—and officially recognizing things a fun-loving mulatto can do to pass as white.
Stay tuned for future tips for passing as black.
- At office mixers, talk boldly about the thread count on sheets.
- Lose any hint of an accent. Practice diction.
- Engage your white friends in discussion on high-interest savings.
- Share made-up stories with strangers about a past summer job in upstate New York.
- Make up further stories about a childhood pet rock collection.
- Attend a ragtime festival. Take pictures and post to social media sites.
- Go fruit picking while wearing a sun hat and oversized shorts.
- Tend a flower garden during times of high foot traffic.
- Read Winning Chess Tactics on public transportation.
- Take up snag fishing.
MULATTO OF THE MONTH: WENTWORTH MILLER
We’ve mentioned him several times on the Cinemulatto Facebook page. When it comes to passing, Wentworth’s claim to fame is playing a white man on a television prison drama. A prison drama, where he plays a building engineer who holds up a bank to get thrown into prison on purpose to save his brother.
Who better to play this role than a mulatto?
Screenwriter, actor, model, producer, and Tigertone, this month we celebrate a man whose hand can almost cover the entire top of his head.