Dr. Yaba Blay’s take on Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’

“… I cringe when I hear her chant, “You mix that Negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma” about her Alabama-born dad and her mom from Louisiana. This is the same reason I cringed at the L’Oreal ad that identified Beyonce  as African-American, Native American and French.”

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There is a fine line between affirming mixed race people and bashing mono-race people. 

 

I agree with Dr. Blay’s sentiment.

 

Bragging about being mixed race is akin to bragging about being mono-raced. Race is not a thing to be proud about. It is no accomplishment to be born. A person may prefer a certain skin color, but as Brenda says: Your preference is not preferable.

 

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Dr. Yaba Blay on Totally Biased

HT Steven Riley of Mixed Race Studies

Dr. Yaba Blay is the author of 1ne Drop – Shifting the Lens on Race

In this interview she explains why she prefers the term Black over African-American.