It is now the year 2014 and race is still one of the biggest issues when it comes to American culture. It is something that isn’t really talked about to much until a cop uses their power in the wrong way, or something like that. It is just kind of swept under the rug. Talking about race can be an extremely touchy subject that not many people know how to actually communicate about. Me, I am one of those people honestly. I don’t want to say the wrong term, sound like I am racist, and then get grief for that when I meant nothing offensive at all. This video of Raven is extremely important though.
You know after watching this video I have gained a respect for Raven-Symoné that I didn’t even realize needed to be there. See I grew up with her as Raven on the show “That’s So Raven” where she was hilarious and everyone knew it. I didn’t realize that she was a beautiful person off screen, someone who had so much to say and genuinely wanted to speak her mind.
Oprah told Raven that she was going to get a lot of flack on Twitter for saying that she wasn’t African American and truthfully I think that he she did get flack, but people were also very interested to hear what she had to say. If more people could be open minded about race then maybe we could have actual conversations instead of all of this fighting.
What do you think about Raven’s statements about labels?