Can I identify as black even if I'm only 1/4 (and 3/4 white). I don't really embrace my whiteness at all because I have faced so much racism from white people. I just don't want to be disrespectful towards black people as I do have a lot of privilege as a person with very light skin and therefore I don't share some of the experiences that most black people go through. Publicly I do just say I'm mixed but like internally I do kind of think of myself as black. I don't know if that's ok?
You know what I hear in my head whenever people talk about Blue Ivy’s hair: “Beyoncé has all the money to make Blue look more white but she just let’s her walk around looking so black.” Cause that’s essentially what your hatin’ asses are saying.
People of visible African ancestry are all but invisible in the Colombian media, despite them making up at least a quarter of the country’s entire population. This photo-shoot was made to promote models from the city of Quibdó; the capital of Chocó, which is the Colombian province with the highest population of Afro-descendants per capita.
In 1968, during the administration of US President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eartha Kitt encountered a substantial professional setback after she made anti-war statements during a White House luncheon. Kitt was invited to the White House luncheon and was asked by Lady Bird Johnson about the Vietnam War. She replied: “You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”
During a question and answer session, Kitt stated:
The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.
Her remarks reportedly caused Mrs. Johnson to burst into tears and led to a derailment in Kitt’s career