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The Word: Raven Symone Calls Out Her Online Bullies…

“I’m not an African-American, I’m an American.”

These are the words that have been haunting actress, Raven Symone after she uttered them in an interview with Oprah for her “Oprah Where Are They Now?” show.

Ok, Gurl.

As one would expect, Raven has received a lot of backlash from fans (and non-fans) since making the controversial comments. She’s now claiming that she’s a victim of online bullying and has penned an open letter on her Facebook account, addressing the hurtful things people have posted about her online.

She wrote:

I don’t take offense to those that are mad at my personal opinion of myself. Like before, I’m glad there are conversations happening. Our generation tends to stay comfortable ,at times, with issues and topics that need to be addressed.

QUESTION: If we are taught not to repeat history by learning it. Why do we continue to repeat? We must not be learning it correctly.

What does irritate me is the bulling tone towards myself and other opinions in the blog. Keep your disrespectful, mean, hurtful, words in a diary for yourself. Personal attacking is not needed, and no matter what race, nationality, culture, or womb you came out of; strive for respect. Strive to be virtuous, so the conversation can lead to great things, other things.

Our ancestors of all races had the courage to stand up for what they believed in no matter what the fight. Back then I hope the motto wasn’t…”the more haters the better”

We have reached a standstill in our progression as Humans. Let’s have a floor of RESPECT, KINDNESS, OPENMINDED-nESS. Showing your disagreement with my personal comments by using language you were not allowed to use as a child is just.

My momma reads this, and so do others. #bully


Now Raven, we here at SFPL do NOT condone bullying of any sort. But remember…

-Stay Fly!