Why Is Race Important?

Everyone knows the star Raven Symone from the show “That’s So Raven”. In October 2014, Raven says to the public that she does not identify as an African American.maxresdefault

As you can see she is black, but she says that she is black and not African American. So was she right when she made this statement? I feel that the statement she made was false however I understand why she made this statement. So the definition of African American states that it is a person who is a black american or someone who comes from an African decent. By definition she IS african american, however I believe she said that she is not because she does not want the “African” in african american to define her.

She doesn’t define as “African”, however does it really matter? Race is just a color and society gives meaning to race.






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