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Former “Cosby Show” Actress Tells Oprah She Does Not Want to be Called African-American
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Summary: A former member of the “Cosby Show” cast, Raven Symone, has decided that she no longer wants to be called African-American for one major reason.

Raven Symone was a cast member on one of the most iconic and successful sitcoms in history, “The Cosby Show.” She played Olivia, the step-daughter of Denise Huxtable.

  
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Now, she recently did an interview with Oprah Winfrey and spoke about a lot of things going on in her life. These topics include her sexuality, her race and her decision to no longer be called African-American.

Symone explains her decision to Winfrey towards the end of the interview:

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“I’m an American. That’s a colorless person ’cause we’re all people. I have lots of things running through my veins.”

Oprah presses her by saying, “I mean, you are gonna get a lot of flags for saying you’re not African-American. You know that, right?”



“I don’t label myself. What I really mean by that is I am an American. That’s what I really mean. 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.”

“You are a melting pot in one body,” Winfrey said.

“Aren’t we all? Isn’t that what America is supposed to be?”

Image credit: popwatch.com



 

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