pearlynn59 said: Hey, so I'm genuinely curious about this: why is there so much backlash about Raven saying she's not African-American?
*long suffering sigh*
By Raven saying that she was “not African American” and perceived herself as “colorless” she joined the coalition of black people who feel that they have “moved past race” and they “don’t believe labels”. These New Blacks (term coined by Pharrell, a New Black himself) deny their blackness. The reason why this is so problematic is because African Americans have been told for centuries that who we are, what we are, where we come from doesnt matter. We’ve been stripped from our backgrounds so much already, why would you want to distance yourself further from from something that big a part of you?
…and no further explanation need.
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