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n.1.A female mulatto.
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In Portraits of the New Negro Woman, Cherene Sherrard-Johnson considers the idea of the mulattress as an icon in the art and literature of the Harlem Renaissance.
Mixed-race black men are generally portrayed and perceived as a far cry from stereotypes of the muscled, hypersexualized heterosexual black buck, just as the oft-encountered refined, withering mulattress is hardly the mythical strong black superwoman.