Black People : Alicia Keys and Halle Berry taking a stance for Bi-Racial Women

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  1. Qatavia

    Qatavia Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It seems Alicia Keys and Halle Berry are taking a stance to identify and help to spread the knowledge that Bi-racials are neither Black or white, and that they are indeed 'Mixed Race'. I personally think it's about time that they are allowed to have their own identification rather than the One-drop rule which is so clearly used against bi-racials in america today. They are not black, they are bi-racial and should be allowed to say so...

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    Alicia Keys is still hammering away at her upcoming Halle Berry-produced film project, a flick that will find her hammering away at the keys as a biracial pianist in the 1940s. "Compositions in Black and White" is based on the book of the same name and follows the story of Philippa Schuyler. "The challenge, in order to actually be able to play classical piano as a woman of mixed race, was by far more than I could ever imagine," Keys said. "That's what intrigued me about that role." The biopic will tell the difficult tale of Schuyler's controversial career, love-hate relationship with her mother and the black community, her second career as a writer and her eventual death in a helicopter accident. "Her story is very deep, even up to the point where the relationship between her and her mother gets very strained and she chooses to go to Europe and pass as a Spanish woman in order to be able to play, in order to be able to live a more normal life," Keys said, adding that she and Berry hope to start shooting in early '08. "As of right now, we're still in the first, second draft of the script," she said. "So a little bit of time — at least a year."
     
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    Hi Sister Qatavia! :hi:

    Would you please post the link to this article?

    Thank you!:heart:
     
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    I agree, they are not black...like Tiger Woods and Obama, the mother must be recognized and not ignored whether she be white or asian or whatever.
     
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    LMAO


    Just because a bunch of people get together and say 2+2=6, doesnt make it true. The one drop rule is legal precedence. It demonstrates that neither of these people or anyone else that would call themselves that are aware of their own history. The are, like it or not, BLACK!!! By law :darts:
     
  5. MississippiRed

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    Just because the "law" says a person is something doesn't necessarily make it true. the "law" and gov't pretty much says that all Black men are guilty until proven innocent basically we're all criminals by birth , does that make it true.


    Tell me something If a Chinese person has a kid with a Mexican is that kid Chinese or Mexican?




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    Uhmmmm...has everybody forgotten that when Halie Berry won the Oscar she refered to herself as a "black woman"? even before wining, i read articles in which she stated that even though her black father was not present in her life, she still sees herself as a black woman.....no one put this label on her or Alicia Keys....so is it a coincedence that now she ( Halie Berry) is dating a white man...now sees herself as biracial?....we all remember Alicia keys image when she first hit the scene right? Braids beads and all that....so what changed?
     
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    Your assertion is not in the laws books of America...however, it is a known fact that black men do not get treated equally in the justice system of America....but it is not in black and white....this an example of covert racism
     
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    True very true but the premise is the same whether it's an unwritten law or one in the law books, just because the law puts a certain classification on a person doesn't necessarily make it so


    but that still doesn't tell me about the kid in my example


    a Chinese woman has a kid with a Mexican man is the kid Chinese or Mexican




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    guess that says something, doesn't it: for them, it prolly more depends on how the kid looks/"represents". when it comes to us, it appears that those two assertions may not matter.

    ah, the power of a united people!! would be a most wonderous thing to experience, no?
     
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    I agree...i guess it would depend what the child sees himself/herself ...and it depends on the culture aswell...e.g in African culture your father line denotes who you are, so in that aspect my opinoin would be biased...as i would see that child as the same ethinicity as his/her father.
     
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