In an interview with Ebony magazine, Halle Berry talked about her custody battle. Her daughter's father is white and Berry is mixed-race herself. She said to Ebony, "I feel like she's black. I'm black and I'm her mother and I believe in the one-drop theory." This sparked a conversation about race on The Takeaway and among our listeners.

Carolyn from Boston called us to say, "If the one drop were still in effect, this would be a predominantly black country."

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