I am so tired of Ms. Raven-Symone now! She is showing so much self-hate for herself and her race…yes, she is Black whether she believes it or not! She has made so many disgusting comments on “The View” and it’s getting really ignorant! She got my attention when she told Oprah Winfrey in October 2014 that she isn’t African-American or Black…she is Human! She claims that she doesn’t believe in labels. But she claims that she is a Lesbian which is a label! To hear Raven dismiss her Blackness during a time when Black people are getting killed for the color of their skin, police brutality is high against people of color, and high employment rates are high within the African-American community is painful to see and hear especially as an African-American woman. Raven made her money playing Black characters on TV…The Cosby show, Cheetah Girls, and “That’s So Raven.” I was thinking that if you aren’t Black, please give back all the movie studios their money for playing Black face!
Months passed, here she go again in March 2015…Raven agreed with Univision host Rodner Figueroa who said First Lady Michelle Obama looks like an “Ape” from the movie “Planet of the Apes” which is the most hateful comment to say about our First Lady! Raven said that she didn’t find the comment offensive because there are a lot of people who look like animals and she agreed that Mrs. Obama look a lot like an Ape. I couldn’t believe she said that BS on TV in front of millions of people about our First Lady who happens to be African-American. African-Americans have been called Apes for many years by non-Black people. How dare Raven put down our First Lady to get brownie points on TV! I was hoping that ABC would remove her butt off the show due to her comments about Mrs. Obama but I wasn’t surprised when they didn’t take her off the air! I have a feeling that if the First Lady would have been White that Raven would have been forced to write an apology letter and read it on TV the following day to keep her day job! A lot of people demanded that ABC remove Raven after making those remarks but nothing happen as usual!
Now Raven has finally done it with me and I needed to address her mess on my blog because I am ashamed of her and what young African-American girls see and hear in regards to her self-hating comments! Last week on “The View” Whoopi Goldberg discussed some research that was conducted on African-Americans and their low chances of getting a job with so-called ghetto names. Whoopi thinks the data is ‘racist’ and Raven jumps in and says “Can we take back ‘racist’ and say ‘discriminatory,’ because I think that’s a better word,” she said while laughing. “And I’m very discriminatory against the words like the ones they were saying in those names. I’m not going to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea. That’s just not going to happen. I’m not going to hire you.”
Raven actually thought her remarks were funny and valid. First of all, I have never met anyone name “Watermelondrea!” I agree there are some unique and different names within the African-American community but that is what makes us beautiful and some of these so-called ghetto names really do have beautiful meanings! Hell, it’s not just African-Americans with unique names, I have met a lot of White and Latino people with some very interesting names! Hearing a Black woman say that she won’t hire someone because of their name is just nasty and disturbing to me! African-Americans already get picked on for their culture, hair, and even names but to hear a Black woman on daytime TV agree with a ‘system’ that is racist is just showing your self-hate towards your race! First of all, let’s look at Raven…she spells her name incorrectly by so-called White American standards, she has a red color Mohawk hairstyle that is feathered…looks like a Rooster, she wears hair weaves in various colors, she is loud and annoying, she is Lesbian, and she is over weight by White American standards…all of this would be viewed as so-called stereotypes. She built a career on being Black but how easily she forgets! Her character “Galleria” in the “Cheetah Girls” series had a so-called ghetto name that made her a lot of money! I am tired of Raven and her hateful comments towards people of color! We don’t need anymore “Uncle Toms” on TV in 2015! We need TV figures who will speak up and defend their race, culture, and stand up against racist comments. I would like to see someone who would not be afraid to lose their job over standing up for what’s right! “Sambo” and the minstrel show performances that Raven and so many other African-American public figures need to stop!
This is 2015 and I will not accept or support any African-American who feel the need to be “Sambo” to keep their job. We as African-Americans have to start demanding to be treated with high respect and dignity, period! We are not second class citizens and I won’t ever have anyone treat me that way because I have too much pride to ever be treated inferior! Raven needs to really do some soul-searching on her roots and herself! Due to her Blackness, she can’t get many movie or TV parts which she admitted a few years back but I guess she forgot those moments when she got on “The View!” Her name on any resume looks like a real stereotype so she needs to sit down and just stop talking! I have to say I clapped when Ann Coulter put Raven in her place on Friday, October 16, 2015. I am adding the link to the Raven and Ann conversation which was priceless! I am not a supporter of Ann Coulter by any means but yesterday I was a fan for five minutes! It’s funny that Raven would go head-to-head with Whoopi Goldberg all day but it took a non-Black woman to put Raven in her place which says a lot! I hope ABC removes Raven from the show because she brings nothing positive to the show at ALL!
Ann Coulter puts Raven in her place Big Time on “The View” : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXAK9xlDu1Q