Bravo, Raven Symone!
It truly is a shame when you read the comments concerning Raven Symones rejection of labels on Oprah. That takes absolute strength of will that is rarely seen in this day and age. So what, she says she’s an American first, how in the Nine Worlds is that an atrocity? Personally, I believe more people in this melting pot of a country should do the same! What do racial labels truly do for us human beings? Nothing. It allows for a foundation onto which a stereotype can be placed firmly that leads to nothing more than division of the human species and strife. Race hustlers like Oprah Winfrey shudder with contempt at folks who shed racial labels because that means they have less sway over people who don’t delude themselves on the issue of racial identity.
True power lies in how the elitists keep everyone divided and conquered so each group of human beings can be easily managed. Once the walls are down, though, it’s game on for the elitists. We the People will then truly be a power to reckon with. Once the labels are gone and we see each other as brother and sister on this planet, then we the Human species will be unstoppable. The race hustlers enjoys their utopia of division along melanin lines and that’s how they wish to keep it. Subjugation doesn’t always have visible shackle, but rather invisible that have chains that run deeper to the soul of humanity. Racial identity is one of those shackles.
So when will others have the guts to do the same that Raven Symone did? Anyone? Anyone at all? Or will you cower beneath your label like a blanket covering you head to toe as if it were magickal? I’m betting for most people it’ll be latter rather than the former. Simply because that would take an immense amount of intestinal fortitude to pull away the veil and live in the real world that racial labeling isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. it’s evil, it’s destructive and worst of all it divides the human family.