‘I’m An American’ – Actress Shocks Oprah By Refusing to Play the Race Card



by Gina Cassini | Top Right News

This is just awesome.

Actress and singer Raven-Symone left Oprah Winfrey visibly stunned during an interview when she said that she’s “tired of being labeled” and considers herself “American,” not “African-American.”

Raven, who made a name for herself on the legendary 1980s show “The Cosby Show” and later in “That’s So Raven,” prompted Winfrey to respond: “Oh, my lord. What did you just say?”


Raven continued: “I mean, I don’t know where my roots go to. I don’t know how far back they go…I don’t know what country in Africa I’m from, but I do know that my roots are in Louisiana. I’m an American. And that’s a colorless person.”

Winfrey then warned the entertainer that she would “get a lot of flak for saying you’re not African-American.”

Nice to see Raven reject the kind of race-baiting tripe that has characterized Oprah as her career winds down.

Unfortunately, not everyone on Twitter was applauding:


Sick. Pathetic. But thankfully not everyone took Oprah’s bait, and one even called her on it:

Amen to that.


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