Precious star Paula Patton, who has a black parent and a white parent, told Women’s Health she is offended by the term biracial. I am stunned by her comment. I understand she was raised at a different time, but I don’t think there is anything offensive about the term. In my mind, it is a more precise way of talking about race.
Here is the quote: “I find [the term biracial] offensive. It’s a way for people to separate themselves from African-Americans….a way of saying ‘I’m better than that,’” says Paula, who is expecting her first son with crooner hubby Robin Thicke this spring. “I’m black because that’s the way the world sees me. People aren’t calling Barack Obama biracial. Most people think there’s a black president….People judged me because I was light-skinned. [They’d assume] I didn’t want to be part of the black race,” she says.
What do you say?