Well, a lot of folks didn't take that statement well at all. My Twitter feed was burning up with posts over Raven's label speech. After a few days, Raven responded on her infamous statement:
“I never said I wasn’t black… I want to make that very clear. I said, I am not African-American. I never expected my personal beliefs and comments to spark such emotion in people. I think it is only positive when we can openly discuss race and being labeled in America.”To her credit, she didn't say she wasn't Black. And when I watched the special, I understood where she was coming from, but I knew it would be misinterpreted.
But, I'm glad she cleared that up.