What is COLORED? Definition of COLORED in Black's Law Dictionary - Legal dictionary - Glossary of legal terms.
By common usage in America, this term, in such phrases as "colored persons," "the colored race," "colored men," and the like, is used to designate negroes or persons of the African race, including all persons of mixed blood descended from negro ancestry. Collins v. Oklahoma State Hospital, 76 Okl. 229, 184 P. 946, 949, 7 A.L.R. 895; Theophanis v. Theophanis, 244 Ky. 689, 51 S.W.2d 957.
But where a state Constitution provided for separate schools for the white and colored races, the term "white race" was held to be limited to the Caucasian race, and the term "colored races" to embrace all other races. Rice v. Gong Lum, 139 Miss. 760, 104 So. 105, 107.
It has also been held that there is no legal technical signification to the phrase "colored person" which the courts are bound judicially to know. Pauska v. Daus, 31 Tex. 74.
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