Black Twitter didn’t take too kindly to Raven-Symone referring to herself as American and not African-American while on Oprah’s Where Are They Now. Since then, the actress-singer has been on the receiving end of many memes, harsh criticism and tweets directed at her.
She took to her Facebook page to respond to all the haters.
“I don’t take offense to those that are mad at my personal opinion of myself. Like before, I’m glad there are conversations happening. Our generation tends to stay comfortable ,at times, with issues and topics that need to be addressed.
QUESTION: If we are taught not to repeat history by learning it. Why do we continue to repeat? We must not be learning it correctly.
What does irritate me is the bulling tone towards myself and other opinions in the blog. Keep your disrespectful, mean, hurtful, words in a diary for yourself. Personal attacking is not needed, and no matter what race, nationality, culture, or womb you came out of; strive for respect. Strive to be virtuous, so the conversation can lead to great things, other things.
Our ancestors of all races had the courage to stand up for what they believed in no matter what the fight. Back then I hope the motto wasn’t…”the more haters the better”
We have reached a standstill in our progression as Humans. Let’s have a floor of RESPECT, KINDNESS, OPENMINDED-NESS. Showing your disagreement with my personal comments by using language you were not allowed to use as a child is just [sad]
My momma reads this, and so do others. #bully”