At 28 years old, Raven-Symoné has a very clear sense of who she is — and isn’t. The former “Cosby Show” actress and star of “That’s So Raven” recently sat down with Oprah and opened up about her strong sense of self, inclu…
sigh @ ‘don’t label me african-american’
*whispers* The new black coalition has gained another member
Oprah tried to save her, to give her a chance to clarify and Raven doubled down. :(
Raven: I’m tired of being labeled. I’m an American. I’m not an African-American; I’m an American.
Oprah: …Oh, girl. Don’t set up the Twitter on fire… Oh, my lord. What did you just say?
((OPRAH KNEEEWWWWW. SHE KNEW ))
Raven: I mean, I don’t know where my roots go to. I don’t know how far back they go… I don’t know what country in Africa I’m from, but I do know that my roots are in Louisiana. I’m an American. And that’s a colorless person.
Oprah: You’re going to get a lot of flak for saying you’re not African-American. You know that, right?
((OPRAH IS STILL TRYING TO SAVE HER))
Raven: I don’t label myself. I have darker skin ((Girl)). I have a nice, interesting grade of hair ((GIRL)). I connect with Caucasian, I connect with Asian, I connect with black, I connect with Indian, I connect with each culture ((……………………………………………………))