Raven-Symoné Clarifies Race Comments: ‘I Didn’t Say I Wasn’t Black’

Raven-Symoné Clarifies Race Comments: ‘I Didn’t Say I Wasn’t Black’

Actress Raven-Symoné interviewed with AM to DM, Buzzfeed Information’ morning discuss present, on Thursday and mentioned her views on race and clarified controversial statements she made about her ethnicity on OWN’s The place Are They Now in 2014.

The Raven’s Dwelling star went viral when she advised Oprah Winfrey, “I’m uninterested in being labeled,” after questions on her sexuality.

She continued, “I’m an American. I’m not African-American — I’m American…I don’t know what nation in Africa I’m from, however I do know that my roots are in Louisiana. I’m an American. And that’s a colorless individual.”

The 32-year-old recanted the colorless comment saying, “I didn’t say I wasn’t Black.”

Raven continued, “I know I’m Black. There’s only a distinction. There are lots of African-People, particularly in 2018, that come over from Africa…that’s how I have a look at that title. There are quite a lot of Black People right here who’ve been right here longer than the People which can be a distinct colour.”

AM to DM airs dwell daily on dwell.twitter.com/AM2DM at 10 a.m. EST.

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