Tuesday, October 7, 2014

What Do You Mean You Don't See Color?

Ok so here I am trying to take this blog hiatus, and then everybody and their mother is tweeting, insta-gramming, face-booking, tumbling or whatever social networking about Ms. Oh So Raven’s interview with Oprah.

I did not watch the interview.   So let me just say that.   I did however see the full video clips.  First I total commend Raven for I guess “officially” coming out of the closet.  Even though I do understand that your sexual preference technically isn’t anyone’s business.

What is our business though, is your race.  *cough*  I understand not wanting to be labeled African-American.  The term itself is more politically correct.   I’ve never heard a Canadian call himself African-Canadian or a European say she is African-European.   I myself am Caribbean as well as African and I live in America.  No way am I going around calling my self Caribbean-African-American or even Caribbean American.  What would that even mean?   It doesn’t sit right with me, I don’t get it I just say I’m black end of story.

Raven however seems to have this notion that she is “color-less” which she is not.  No man you don’t have “darker skin” and “an interesting grade of hair.”  You missy are black.  Yes you may be lighter skinned but you are black.  Your roots do not stop in Louisiana, your full lips and wide nose clearly prove that. 

You were chosen to be on a black sitcom for crying out loud.  How can you have been on the Cosby’s and not see color?  How can you see Keke Palmer be the first black Cinderella on Broadway and not see color.  How can you see Halle Berry to be first black actress to win an OSCAR for best actress and not see color? 

What do you mean you don’t see color?  You must be legally blind, and cannot see.  I can fully understand a person saying “color doesn’t bother me” or “I won’t treat anyone different because of the color of their skin.”  We live in an America that is still very much racially charged.  Have you not been watching the news?  To say your color-less in AMERICA even on 2014…Nah…I don’t get it. 

You may not see yourself as color-less, but trust me, the world does not.  That one role you audition for that asked for a blond female with blue eyes…yeah I’m sure the reason you didn’t get wasn’t due to your lack of talent.

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