Raven-Symone Former Cosby Show star Raven-Symone recently shocked her fans when she told Oprah Winfrey during an interview that she didn’t want to be labeled “gay” or “African-American”: “I’m tired of being labeled. I’m an American. I’m not an African-American; I’m an American … I’m a colorless person.” Devyn Abdullah Devyn Abdullah told talk show..”
Former Cosby Showstar Raven-Symone recently shocked her fans when she told Oprah Winfrey during an interview that she didn’t want to be labeled “gay” or “African-American”: “I’m tired of being labeled.I’m an American.I’m not an African-American; I’m an American …I’m a colorless person.”
Devyn Abdullah told talk show host Wendy Williams, “I don’t really consider myself as a Black girl model. I know what my ethnicity is, but I’m fair-skinned, and I feel like I have an international look.” She not only took the audience by surprise, but her mentor, supermodel Naomi Campbell, was shocked as well. She famously quipped, “What the f*ck does she mean? That’s a disgrace! She’s a Black girl.”
Shemar Moore says that he doesn’t consider himself a “Black actor”: “I’m just Shemar Moore the actor. I’m very proud to be Black, but I’m just as much Black as I am white.”
Actress Zoe Saldana has said that she thinks “there’s no such thing as people of color.”
When R&B singer Keyshia Cole said that she was hesitant about participating in Black Girls Rock because she wasn’t sure if she was Black, Black Twitter exploded with criticism. Cole quickly backpedaled and said “I’m biracial, but it’s OK. I’m Black.”
Comedian Bill Cosby is recognized as an Honorary Chief Petty Officer, during a ceremony in Washington, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Comedian and actor Bill Cosby said call him anything but African-American: “We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don’t know a thing about Africa. With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail.”
The world may consider golfer Tiger Woods the first African-American to win the Masters, but Woods told Oprah Winfrey on her talk show that he considers himself “Cablinasian” — a mixture of Caucasian, Black, Indian and Asian.
Actress Rashida Jones’ sister, Kidada, told Glamour magazine: “I didn’t want my mother to come to my new school. If kids saw her, it would be: ‘your mom’s white!’ I told Mom she couldn’t pick me up; she had to wait down the street in her car. Did Rashida have that problem? No! She passed for white.”
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They are biracial and they choose not to ignore that fact and although Naomi may have been a bit frustrated she must understand that Devyn Abdullah should be fully aware of what her race is. We should take no offense to the fact that she wants to admit that when you look at her you don’t see a pure black women or African American women or African women but rather Multiracial women. If you are offended by that then what you are really saying is that you will give no credit to anything outside of the black/African portion to the person because as far as your concerned that is the only portion of them that counts. Many seem to like to acknowledge a hint of another race at times but not full-blown then that’s when they feel that they lose their ability to identify with them.