What does blue vein society mean?

blue vein society meaning in Urban Dictionary

view additionally brown bag testA group of African Us americans which restricts its account to "blue veins" or light-skinned black men and women. During the turn of the century there have been self-proclaimed Blue Vein Societies in a large number of US places representing the miniscule Ebony upper and upper-middle classes. The societies aped partician white "Blue Blood Socieities" (satirzed by Edith Wharton) and their particular cheif function seems to have visited sponsor balls as meeting locations for elgible "blue veined" childhood. The African United states write Charles W. Chestnutt defines the origin associated with the term in the quote below when referring to the Cleveland Blue Vein Society.