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    Is Halle Berrys Comment Racist?

    Halle Berry has came out and said her that her daughter is black because of the one-drop theory. Meaning you got one black drop of blood in you that makes you black. Do you feel this is racist to think this way during this day and time?

    I have no problem with her saying her child is black as that is probably gonna be how the world at large may label her child. My problem is her use of the term the one-drop theory.

    Does that not go back to like the slave days and is it really necessary to have that kind of thinking when it is the year 2011?

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    Re: Is Halle Berrys Comment Racist?

    No. What was she supposed to say?

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    Re: Is Halle Berrys Comment Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    No. What was she supposed to say?
    That her child is mixed or how about my child is a humanbeing like the rest of us? Why pull out the one-drop theory? She also made sure to tell black peeps that she has not abandon them. This is a half white woman talking like this! She of all people should know this kind of stuff is totally unnecessary
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    Re: Is Halle Berrys Comment Racist?

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    Re: Is Halle Berrys Comment Racist?

    In the context I read, I don't think it was truly racist. However, considering the emotional roller-coaster of being in a bitter custody battle, and given that the child's father is white, I think she's trying to wrap her child in the cocoon of being black to decrease the chances that her child would be raised by a white father. She's publicly playing the culture card. As a mother, I understand. I'd play every card in the deck to keep custody of my child.

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    Re: Is Halle Berrys Comment Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    That her child is mixed or how about my child is a humanbeing like the rest of us? Why pull out the one-drop theory? She also made sure to tell black peeps that she has not abandon them. This is a half white woman talking like this! She of all people should know this kind of stuff is totally unnecessary
    Sounds like she is a proud black woman, and her child, if that's her on the site, looks like her mom.
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    Re: Is Halle Berrys Comment Racist?

    This is why she said it:

    The comments are especially interesting in light of a TMZ report on Friday that claimed Aubry, 34, views their daughter as "white" and allegedly became very upset whenever Nahla was otherwise characterized.
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    Re: Is Halle Berrys Comment Racist?

    American society as a whole believes in the one drop rule. Just look at Obama. We'll never hear people say 'Kill Obama the cracker!' We'll hear 'Kill Obama the nigger!' even though he is 50-50. Black people affirm that Obama is black and so do white people. It's not racist and more of a cultural issue. We tend to refer to people who are mixed by their other. Whether this was inherited from racist practices is debatable but it's not racist to believe in the 'one drop rule' by today's cultural context.
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    Re: Is Halle Berrys Comment Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Halle Berry has came out and said her that her daughter is black because of the one-drop theory. Meaning you got one black drop of blood in you that makes you black. Do you feel this is racist to think this way during this day and time?

    I have no problem with her saying her child is black as that is probably gonna be how the world at large may label her child. My problem is her use of the term the one-drop theory.

    Does that not go back to like the slave days and is it really necessary to have that kind of thinking when it is the year 2011?

    Halle Berry to Ebony magazine: My daughter Nahla is black because of the 'one-drop theory'
    If we have to assign race to people, we should probably go with which race is over 50% with mixed race being an appropriate term for those people who do not have a majority in their heritage.

    However, I don't think Halle Berry is being racist, just stupid.
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    Re: Is Halle Berrys Comment Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Halle Berry has came out and said her that her daughter is black because of the one-drop theory. Meaning you got one black drop of blood in you that makes you black. Do you feel this is racist to think this way during this day and time?

    I have no problem with her saying her child is black as that is probably gonna be how the world at large may label her child. My problem is her use of the term the one-drop theory.

    Does that not go back to like the slave days and is it really necessary to have that kind of thinking when it is the year 2011?

    Halle Berry to Ebony magazine: My daughter Nahla is black because of the 'one-drop theory'
    If she wants to consider her daughter black, she's entitled to her opinion. It's been my personal experience most/all of the mixed blood white/black folks I've ever met tend to think of themselves as black. Halle berry would seem to be an example of this.
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