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Raven-Symoné clarifies her ‘not an African American’ 2014 remark: Still ‘haunts’ me

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didn’t see this one coming.The former Disney Channel actress, 38, is clarifying comments she made regarding her race in a 2014 interview with Oprah Winfrey.

At the time, the “That’s So Raven” alum told the talk show host, 70, that she is “an American, [but] not an African American.”“I wanna talk about something that has haunted me since 2014,” she said during an episode of the podcast that she hosts with her wife, Miranda Maday, “Tea Time With Raven & Miranda.”“When that aired, I felt like the entire internet exploded and threw my name in the garbage.

There was so much backlash from my community and others that misunderstood, slash didn’t hear the exact words that I said.”The “Cheetah Girls” star added: “A lot of people on the internet thought I said that I wasn’t black, and I never said that.

There’s a difference between being black and African.”Raven-Symoné explained: “When I say that ‘African American’ does not align with me, that label, it doesn’t mean that I’m negating my blackness or I’m not black.

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