This is a word that was created and perpetuated in order to make an evil concept seem more palpable. The truth of the matter is the word is used as a way to call a person a half-breed. The word comes from the same origin as mule. The implications of this is that the whites and blacks and every other “race” on this planet is not the same. Recently I saw a meme stating that the only reason that whites hate interracial couples with blacks is because the children are black and not white, followed by someone making the argument that they are not black, they are mulatto. The fact that this word is used is an insult to the people receiving the label.