TIL about Sarah Rector, an impoverished black girl who became a millionaire oil baron when oil was discovered on the land allotted to her by the government. She was so wealthy the Oklahoma legislature declared her to be a white person.Sarah Rector (1902–1967)

Read more: https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/rector-sarah-1902-1967/

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  1. Just proves “white” is not about skin color, but exclusion. Irish people were not considered “white” either. “White” the other racist term that should be thrown on the trash heap of history.

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