Correct, and it goes a wee bit deeper than just the One Drop Rule;
Such distinctions were used as a method of determining which slaves were best suited for the fields (darkies) and which slaves were “presentable” enough to serve in the “Masssa’s” house (high yellow mulattos, quadroons, octoroons, etc.)
For instance, due to my pale complexion and long loosely coiled hair, back in the antebellum days, I likely would have been relegated to being a “high yellow house negress.”
“Lucky” fucking me, huh?
What’s even more messed up is that particular historical colorist division is still negatively affecting the Black community, to this very day.
And on top of all that, I get to listen to others outside my demographic “expertly” pontificate on a subject which isn’t at all “philosophical,” ‘esoteric’ or “merely of historical interest” to me; it’s my reality, my everyday lived experience, 365.