Louisiana has such an intricate racial tapestry. Colorism is a big problem within our community because people who had European features gained preferred treatment.
You are absolutely right about creole people. Some are not of African ancestry but many are mulatto. Due to the disenfranchisement, its really hard to seperate them all out. I want everyone to feel accepted. I like the term you mentioned: "people groups". Ultimately, I am interested in changing the systems and social norms that caused such despair. Thanks so much for reading and the information you provided.