I’m gonna have to listen to Nina Simone for the rest of the work-day to get that Raven-Symone interview out of my system.
The collective side eye/shade being directed Raven-Symone's way right now could power cities. Nay, NATIONS.
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In an interview with Oprah, the actress expresses her disdain for labels.
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Raven-Symoné has joined Pharrell Williams in the #NewBlack movement.
In a recent conversation with Oprah for Oprah: Where Are They Now? the actress expressed her disdain for labels. “I don’t know where my roots go to. I don’t know how back they go. I don’t know how far back, and I don’t know what country in Africa I’m from. I do know that my roots are in Louisiana. I’m an American, and that’s a colorless person because we’re all people. I have lots of things running through my veins,” she told Oprah.
But she didn’t stop there. When asked by Oprah to explain her statements, the actress declared, “I’m an American. I have darker skin. I have a nice, interesting grade of hair.”
It didn’t take long for the Twittersphere to drag Raven-Symoné for her comments: