Black Entertainment : Raven-Symoné: Don't Label Me 'Gay' Or 'African-American'

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  1. shaka64

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    She's grown, so if that's how she care to define herself then so be it.

    However, her rationale for not wanting to identify, in anyway it seems, with being
    afrikan, I wonder if that school of thought was encouraged by some what cosby said in an
    old documentary regarding identity as it pertains being able to trace one roots to a
    particular place/people in the motherland...
     
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    I got a problem with people denying their blackness.





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    The little light skin child that was on the Cosby show.

    She can not see color all she wants, but the system does. Have we really been here this long to where some of us don't want to be who, and what we are?

    Peace!
     
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    I agree, IMO, this show a lake of knowing our history...

    Peace!
     
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    I agree with this, but what if this number keeps growing? You can one day have a sizable group that will oppose legitimate black causes at every turn, and from my experience, people like this are unable to see the black perspective when it comes to things such as the Brown situation.

    If it did, then he doesn't know on what side of the street he want to be on. Either he want blacks to pay homage to our African ancestors, or he wants us to count America as our place of origin.

    Peace!
     
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    Funny how she doesn't want to be labeled, but was quick to label herself as an American.

    Peace!
     
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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
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