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Get Raven Symone the F*** up outta here, bro.

Raven Symone has completely ruffled my nerves on this Monday morning. This broad has been led astray and has fallen victim to believing she gets to pick and choose what labels she does and does not identify with.

Sis. Delusional has done an interview with Oprah Winfrey and in said interview she says that she doesn’t want to be labeled as either “African American” or “gay.”

But ma’am. MA’AM.

When Oprah asks if this was her way of saying she is gay, Raven gives a careful answer.

“That was my way of saying I’m proud of the country,” she says. “But, I will say that I’m in an amazing, happy relationship with my partner. A woman.”

Raven’s reluctance to open up about her private life is something she has practiced since her early days as a young star, under her parents’ guidance. “People in my family, they’ve taught me to keep my personal life to myself as much as possible. So, I try my best to hold the fence where I can,” Raven says. “But I am proud to be who I am and what I am.”

The actress says she has known who she is before she was even a teenager. “In that topic of dating… I knew when I was, like, 12,” she tells Oprah. “I was looking ateverything.”

Still, the Louisiana native never felt the need to define her sexuality and doesn’t want anyone else to do it for her.

“I don’t want to be labeled ‘gay,'” Raven says. “I want to be labeled ‘a human who loves humans.'”

In fact, Raven tells Oprah that she rejects the notion of labels completely in all areas of her life. “I’m tired of being labeled,” she says. “I’m an American. I’m not an African-American; I’m an American.”

The remark seems to catch Oprah off guard. “Oh, girl,” Oprah says, shifting in her chair. “Don’t set up the Twitter on fire… Oh, my lord. What did you just say?”

“I mean, I don’t know where my roots go to,” Raven explains. “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.”

“You’re going to get a lot of flak for saying you’re not African-American. You know that, right?” Oprah asks.

Raven puts her hands up. “I don’t label myself,” she reiterates. “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,” Oprah says.

“Aren’t we all?” Raven asks. “Isn’t that what America’s supposed to be?”

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Can someone PLEASE get this lost soul a book or two? PLEASE!?

Ugh.

I just…..I’m trying to write this without calling her names but this idiot is making it ridiculously hard.

And the crazy thing is that Oprah TRIED to help her out! But she completely missed it. SMH. Whew.

FIRST of all, personally, I reject the “Melting Pot” theory of America.  That is not what we are, or what we should strive to be. We aren’t all supposed to just merge together and be “one.” No. I like to think of America as a salad.  Everything in a salad is different, unique, necessary, and when it all comes together it makes a beautiful situation. THAT is what we should be striving for in this here America.

And this broad has the audacity to say that being an American is being a “colorless” person!? ARE YOU LIVING UNDER A ROCK!? Have you not seen what’s going on in our country right now?  This lets me know she is COMPLETELY out of touch with reality.  She’s one of those people who believes America is “post-racial.” <— This really is my major problem with her statement. That she’s basically blind to what America is. Colorless? No. Not at all. That’s cute, tho.

I can’t with her. I don’t even know what else to say.  I mean, I WOULD say to not support her in her endeavors or whatever but she’s not doing anything anyway.  I’m not even sure how/why she got this Oprah interview. I mean it’s good for Oprah cause now people are gonna watch, but other than that…..

Bye, Raven. Just bye.

Update: October 8, 2014, 12:25pm

If you care, Raven Symone has given a statement clarifying her comments.

“I never said I wasn’t black … I want to make that very clear.  I said, I am not African-American.  I never expected my personal beliefs and comments to spark such emotion in people.  I think it is only positive when we can openly discuss race and being labeled in America.”

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Now. To be fair. Since all of this has gone down I have had discussions with blacks who do not use or agree with the “African American” label, because it’s not accurate to their experience.  So I get that.  My issue with Raven’s comments is not necessarily rejecting that label, but she makes me believe that she still rejects the label of “black.”  I say this because of her “colorless” comments.

But whatever. Also, here is the video if you’d like to watch:

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