Monday, April 19, 2010

How Paula Patton Feels About Being Called Biracial

Search for paula pattonPaula Patton is known for her appearances in the films Idlewild in 2005 and Deja Vu in 2006. She is married to singer/songwriter Robin Thicke.

Patton’s ethnicity is a hotly debated topic on the internet as some say that she is of mixed ethnicity while others say she is just African American.
An article in Women’s Health Magazine states that Patton was born to a White mother and a Black father. However Patton identifies herself as Black and said in an interview that she finds being called bi-racial offensive to her.
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, I’m black because that’s the way the world sees me.”

What do you think?
Helen Willis, The Zebress

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