Raven-Symone Doesn't Like Labels: 'I'm Not African American'
Raven-Symone is speaking out about her dislike of being labeled by stereotypes in society.
The 28-year-old actress appeared on Oprah Winfrey‘s Where Are They Now? program to open up about her sexuality and views on race.
“I’m tired of being labeled,” she said. “I’m an American. I’m not an African American; I’m an American… 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.”
Oprah then warned her: “You’re going to get a lot of flak for saying you’re not African American. You know that, right?”
“I don’t label myself. I have darker skin. I have a nice, interesting grade of hair. I connect with Caucasian. I connect with Asian. I connect with Black. I connect with Indian. I connect with each culture,” Raven said.
Watch below to see Raven also talk about her sexuality:
Raven-Symoné: “I’m Tired of Being Labeled”