Mulatto (from Spanish mulato, small mule) is a word referring to a person who is born to one Black parent and one Caucasian parent. The term may be considered offensive or rude to some, because of its origin. The term is also used to refer to a light brown color, because of a mulatto's skin color. Many people prefer terms such as "biracial" and "of mixed race" over "mulatto".
- At Race Relations, in depth research on Mulatto's Archived 2009-03-10 at the Wayback Machine
- Encarta's breakdown of Mulatto Archived 2009-11-01 at WebCite