Raven-Symone to Oprah: Don't Call Me African-American!

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About 14 months ago, Raven-Symone came out as gay.

The former Cosby Show star Tweeted last August that she can "finally get married" due to changing laws in this country, apparently ruining the childhood of many idiots around the nation.

But that doesn't mean Raven-Symone wants to be labeled a lesbian.

In fact, Raven-Symone doesn't want to be labeled anything at all.

"I’m tired of being labeled,” the actress told Oprah Winfrey last night.

“I’m an American. I’m not an African American; I’m an American… I don’t know where my roots go to. I don’t know how far back they go."

"I don’t know what country in Africa I’m from, but I do know that my roots are in Louisiana. I’m an American. And that’s a colorless person."

Oprah laughed and warned Symone that she's about to set Twitter ablaze with those comments, but the child star was unfazed by this obvious point.

"I don’t label myself," she reiterated. "I have darker skin."

"I have a nice, interesting grade of hair. I connect with Caucasian. I connect with Asian. I connect with Black. I connect with Indian. I connect with each culture."

What do you think of Raven-Symone's viewpoint? Can only really avoid all labels? Should one avoid all labels? Or should we embrace and celebrate our differences instead?

It's an interesting question, don't you think?

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