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The Game Is Staying On CW+Rashida Jones Speaks On Her Bi-Racial Issues

Don't believe the hype: The CW network has confirmed The Game will kick off new episodes March 23rd and the "rumors" of its cancellation are indeed false.  Surprise surprise.  I'm hating this new Sunday night at 9p est time slot though.

Rashida Jones is speaking out about the discrimination she's faced from blacks and whites thanks to her bi-racial heritage: Quincy Jones' daughter Rashida says she has suffered and endured racism throughout her life all because she's biracial. The 32-year-old (who stars in Fox's Unhitched sitcom--Sunday nights at 9:30) star's father is black and her mother, actress Peggy Lipton is a white Jewish woman. And Jones claims her looks--particularly her skin complexion and hair texture--alienated her from black and white social groups while she attended Harvard University, where she was turned away from pledging an all-black sorority. She says, "I definitely learned my lesson. I'm back to that place were I'm like, 'You know what? I'm black, I'm white, I'm Jewish, I'm Irish, I'm Portuguese, I'm Welsh, what the f*ck ever.' To me it's so inconsequential. People still say things to me like, 'Oh my god, you're black? I would've never guessed that.' And I just think, I can't help your ignorance. There are bi-racial people who look like me or who look like Alicia Keys or who look like Halle Berry. I'm so proud to be so many things." I can't co-sign on an "all black sorority", which I hope they meant to say a BGLO, not allowing a bi racial woman admittance simply because she is biracial--at Harvard on anywhere.  There are way too many examples--at Harvard and anywhere--that could shoot down that claim.  Other than that, interesting. The Randomness:

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No on gives a fuck what the

No on gives a fuck what the public sees you racist bitch. She is multiracial and the sooner you fuckin ass realizes that the better.
Anonymous's picture

I don't know why people are

I don't know why people are flippin' out over this. I’ll start with the obvious: 1.) Where in the world does it even say that she claims she was turned away by the sorority because she is biracial? (All it mentions is that she was turned away from pledging an all black sorority while at Harvard. Some of you made your own assumptions and inserted the “she claims because she is biracial” part yourselves.) 2.) A non-biracial person dismissing a biracial person’s race or identity issues as some kind of self-imagined thing is just as thoughtless as white people who dismiss non-whites accounts of racism as exaggerated or imagined. (Plain and simple, if you don’t walk in those shoes; don’t pretend to know what that life is.) 3.) Why is it that we only see someone speaking about race or racism as “whining”, “complaining”, or “begging for attention” when said person is biracial? 4.) I'm not mixed, but even I'm tired of this crazy notion that race or racism is not a real issue for mixed people or that life should be nothing but butterflies and roses if you’ve got some white in you. (Black folks of all shades have it tough in different ways. So trying to one up each other in the “who has it tougher”, dark-skinned folk or light-skinned folk, isn’t cute and I wish we would stop that already.)
Jay's picture

I don't know why people are

I don't know why people are flippin' out over this. I’ll start with the obvious: 1.) Where in the world does it even say that she claims she was turned away by the sorority because she is biracial? (All it mentions is that she was turned away from pledging an all black sorority while at Harvard. Some of you with reading comprehension problems seem to have inserted the “she claims because she is biracial” part yourselves.) 2.) A non-biracial person dismissing a biracial person’s race or identity issues as some kind of self-imagined thing is just as thoughtless as white people who dismiss non-whites accounts of racism as exaggerated or imagined. (Plain and simple, if you don’t walk in those shoes; don’t pretend to know what that life is.) 3.) Why is it that we only see someone speaking about race or racism as “whining”, “complaining”, or “begging for attention” when said person is biracial? 4.) I'm not mixed, but even I'm tired of this crazy notion that race or racism is not a real issue for mixed people or that life should be nothing but butterflies and roses if you’ve got some white in you. (Black folks of all shades have it tough in different ways. So trying to one up each other in the “who has it tougher”, dark-skinned folk or light-skinned folk, isn’t cute and I wish we would stop that already.)
Jay's picture

I'm a proud member of Delta

I'm a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I was MADE at another Ivy League school and I HIGHLY doubt that she was not selected because she was "light skinned." I can only speak for my fair Sorority but I have to co-sign with the second poster. We have Asian Sorors, we have White Sorors, we have a bit of everyone. If she wasn't picked it was because they didn't like or didn't think she could "get down." Nobody wants their letters or their degrees to get snatched up. I'd also have a VERY difficult time believing that the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha turned her down for being able to pass the brown paper bag test back in the nineties when she attend Harvard.
Butifulbrownie's picture

Exactly. It's a sisterhood.

Exactly. It's a sisterhood. Not everyone deserves to be your (this is a general) sister. Just like you don't want everyone and the mother's brother's dog up in your family you don't want them in your sisterhood either. I am sure that their reasons for "not liking her" were grounded and not based on the sort of shallow assumption you have clearly made.
Butifulbrownie's picture

I agree with the below. I

I agree with the below. I delt with it from both sides. My grandparent didn't want to have anything to do with me because my mom had children with someone outside her race--how's that for in your face racism? We all have issues with racism. [quote comment="55357"]I am suprised to read some of the responses!!! As a bi-racial woman I can agree with Rahshida. I was never black enough or white enough, and this was a realization I came to at the age of 9 years old. I lived in the projects and I attended a prodominatly white school. I did't feel safe or accepted anywhere, and having to overcome that at the age of 9 was definately an experience within itself. Over the years I learned to love every aspect of my heritage, and appreciate myself and my uniqueness. However, do not assume that just because some of us who are bi-racial are rather light, that we do not endure some of the same negativity. It just comes in a different form, and the worse part of it is it comes from both sides of the racial divide.[/quote]
nikki (bi-racial)'s picture

I am suprised to read some of

I am suprised to read some of the responses!!! As a bi-racial woman I can agree with Rahshida. I was never black enough or white enough, and this was a realization I came to at the age of 9 years old. I lived in the projects and I attended a prodominatly white school. I did't feel safe or accepted anywhere, and having to overcome that at the age of 9 was definately an experience within itself. Over the years I learned to love every aspect of my heritage, and appreciate myself and my uniqueness. However, do not assume that just because some of us who are bi-racial are rather light, that we do not endure some of the same negativity. It just comes in a different form, and the worse part of it is it comes from both sides of the racial divide.
Ryin Riley's picture

All of you need to just STFU.

All of you need to just STFU. Everyone is mixed some more obviously than others. Get over it. You blacks on here act like the whites that think they're from some pure bred race. Hey purebred is inbred. And reading some of these comments, some of you sound inbred. Everyone is mixed, including all whites, go read some history, Europe was occupied by a black group for 800 years (Moors) and whites took up an occupation in North Africa that resulted in a breed of mixed people. So everyone stop your hating we should all learn where we come from because there is no such thing as two modern day "African-Americans" producing an African-America kid. Our ancestors were race mixing from the moment the ships landed and slavery started here, blacks today are barely African at all regardless of how black you "look." The only real blacks are the ones with less diluted ancestry back in Africa.
nikki d's picture

[quote comment="46719"]So the

[quote comment="46719"]So the Phuck what? I think some bi-racial people have problems within themselves trying TOO DAMN hard to find acceptance "somewhere". I know racism still exists, but she LOOKS just like any other light skinned black girl with hair texture that is not kinky curly, but more straight! I would not look at her and have to even question if she is indeed black. YOU CAN TELL SHE IS BLACK. I am bi-racial & wayyyy lighter than her and you can still tell I'm black. And honestly, I have NEVER in my life experienced racism (if I did, then I didn't know it). Please, girl, get over yourself. Aint nobody wondering what the phuck you are. Your just Q's daughter. So tired of light skinned black folks trying to pull the race card, don't you know there are dark skinned black folks out here, who are really going thru that shyt everyday! NEXT![/quote] Wow! I dare you to ever say your hungry when there are starving children in other countries... I dare you to ever say "Girl, I need a new pair of shoes" because there are people out there who don't own even 1 pair... or the ones they have don't match and their toes are sticking out... Phuck your thought pattern--I hate/despise those thoughts--that JUST BECAUSE yoooou are dark skinned and go through some racial discrimination that ME as a light skinned female can NEVER be discriminated against and say something about it. Like I'm supposed to sit here and poise my mouth to say whatever makes YOU feel good... Get over it and get over yourself. You are a hypocrite and I don't even have to know you to see it. You think just because you had some people discriminate against you that you and the rest of the dark skinned woman of America get to gang up any light skinned/mixed female who complains about ANYTHING... Honestly--you sit and think about how stupid you sound. We allllllllllllllllllllllllllll have been discriminated against for one reason or another... and just because you FEEL like yours is worse--remember--its just that--A FEELING. Because I guarantee theres another person out there who would pay to have YOUR hardships over theirs. If the woman said she was discriminated against then thats how she felt. Just like I feel hungry right now--did I just eat two hours ago? Yes--but damnit I'm still hungry and YES I know there are people starving in the world.
nikki's picture

Bi-racial pride, oh yeah!!!

Bi-racial pride, oh yeah!!! Rashida is a beauty and I'm glad she's feeling more comfortable in her skin. Mixed chicks rock!!!
SolShine7's picture

[quote comment="47869"]Okay,

[quote comment="47869"]Okay, you have your point and I have mines. I can't walk in her shoes and she can't walk in mines, like you can't walk in mines or hers. Basically, we all can't walk in each other shoes. Yes, she is entitle to feel the way she feels and share her personal experience and I do sympatize with her to a point. However, I just don't like the fact people claims most individuals don't likes her just because she is biracial...WHAT? Um...maybe people just don't like her as a person. Maybe some people feel the way they feel about the situation because the media, society, entertainment, and some of these comments keeps positions that biracial people are so much better, beautiful, etc. becuase of their features or whatever, similar to problem that light vs dark skin in the black community. Yes, I' am sure she was and is discriminated against in her life by many people because of her ethincity make up (nobody is denying that) but again what person in this world HASN'T. I go to a major unversity on the east coast and see many black sororities with biracial people and people of different races too. Finally, some biracial people put themselves in a box, it is not always others who do. Their are many biracial people who claim, identify or choose one race over the other which is where most of these social problems come from, why not just claim both heritage in the beginning and fully being comfortable in your skin and in who you are as a person. Again, these are just my opinions.[/quote] WELL, I WILL JUST HAVE TO READ THE ACTUAL ARTICLE IN IT'S ENTIRITY BEFORE SAYING ANYTHING LIKE "I just don’t like the fact people claims most individuals don’t likes her just because she is biracial" SINCE THE SNIPET FORM THE ACTUAL INTERVIEW DOES NOT STATE ANYTHING LIKE THIS AT ALL. SECONDLY, "why not just claim both heritage in the beginning and fully being comfortable in your skin and in who you are as a person." WHO SAYS THAT BI-RACIAL PEOPLE OR SOME BI-RACIL PEOPLE DON'T CLAIM "BOTH OR ALL HERITAGES? SOCIETY AND EVERYONE ELSE SAYS HEY YOU'VE GO TO CHOOSE ONE, EITHER YOU ON THIS SIDE OR THAT YOU CAN'T CLAIM BOTH, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR SAYING THAT BI-RACIAL PEOLE NEED TO WALK AROUND ANOUNCING I'M BLACK TO,I'M BLACK TO, I BELIEVE THAT RASHIDA ANY OTHER BI-RACIAL PERSON CAN CLAIM MORE THAN 1 ETHNICITY AND STILL BE COMFORTABLE IN THEIR SKIN, ESPECIALLY AFTER READING THE NASTY, NEGATIVE AND IGNORANT COMMENTS ON THIS POST FOR WHICH THE OVERWHELMING CENCUS ON HERE IS TO CLAIM I'M BLACK TO,I'M BLACK TO.
Blaqcurrant's picture

There is a lot of ignorant

There is a lot of ignorant black folks. People can't talk about their person experiences without being blasted. Black people will undermine anyone especially their own race.
stella's picture

[quote comment="46639"]Yenni,

[quote comment="46639"]Yenni, everything in this country IS about race; it's just covert and people are disillusioned. As long as blacks are not being called "n****r" to their faces and not being publicly beaten, we're making progress & getting past race issues, right? No, sweety not at all. And don't mention Obama because no one on this blog is his personal friend or have ANY idea who he is away from cameras & reporters-- He's still a politician. America has huge race issues. Sidebar: Nicole Ari, Vanessa Williams & Jada are ALL BLACK, not bi-racial. GIT. Abbey, you assume that because you're dark skinned you've endured more racism than Rashida when the truth is you don't know her, nor have you walked a mile in her shoes. She is remarking on what she feels was racism and/or discrimination from both whites & blacks. As a dark-skinned black woman, I'm SURE you've experienced as much hate from black people as her, a rich mixed girl. Yeah... ok. Probably not. Why do we as black people act like we cannot be as ignorant & hateful as white people? Why do we as black people always dimiss others experiences because we feel that RELATIVE to our own, their experiences are nothing? We are all built differently. As black people, we endure a lot and it makes us extremely strong people, but that is not an ABSOLUTE truth. Rashida's experiences may have scarred her for life-- who knows?? Consider had you not endured what you had, you might not be as strong as you are now to even think that you can live through HER experiences with ease. Furthermore, we must all remember the media is no one's friend. Not even this blog. This is an EXCERPT from an article. You have NO IDEA what the CONTEXT of the article is. You are reading a few isolated statements she made that, as a whole, may not have rubbed you the way it did. You should check yourself for even having an opinion.[/quote] Amen I agree with everything you said
stella's picture

That's probably why she

That's probably why she didn't get in b/c she probably is stuck up. They know she is rich. Alot of us are mixed, so am I but I aint blasting it out there for approval or praise. Why should u remind ppl of what you are? Just be you. She needs to grow up. Somebody else said she was in the foo fighters video but the girls name was racinda jules. Is that her sister or is it her and she changed her name? Maybe she doesn't want to be associated w/ the black culture. I love her sister Kidada Jones though. She knows her ass is black and loves her hiphop. I hear that. She loved her some tupac. Rashida dates white men. Wish isn't wrong. But when you hear what she said you put everything together and know she's not comfortable in her skin. Oh by the way someone asked earlier. Quincy has been married over 3 times with all white women. His new girl is more than half his age and i think she is white.
SexyNdaCity's picture

Ju Ju you are so right. She

Ju Ju you are so right. She sounds like Mariah Carey. Why is it that adults that are biracial (white and black) tend to whine alot? There are ppl that are Cuban and Black, White and Hispanic, Indian and Chinese, whatever who cares that you are white and black. Don't you know everyone is mixing with everyone nowadays. You aren't the only mixed person in the damn world. Stfu. I liked her too. I just get tired of ppl whining about how they are biracial. America is filled with different cultures and backgrounds. Being from NY, hearing someone is half white and black isn't new to me. There are so many ppl that are mixed with other races and parents from different countries. I don't hear them complaining.
SexyNdaCity's picture

How some people on this blog

How some people on this blog are acting..... I am sorry but there are some strong-seated issues with the black community with dark versus light. I believe what she is saying because I have experienced this myself. Please don't belittle someone's experience because you have not lived it. God bless.....
CAley's picture

Okay, you have your point and

Okay, you have your point and I have mines. I can't walk in her shoes and she can't walk in mines, like you can't walk in mines or hers. Basically, we all can't walk in each other shoes. Yes, she is entitle to feel the way she feels and share her personal experience and I do sympatize with her to a point. However, I just don't like the fact people claims most individuals don't likes her just because she is biracial...WHAT? Um...maybe people just don't like her as a person. Maybe some people feel the way they feel about the situation because the media, society, entertainment, and some of these comments keeps positions that biracial people are so much better, beautiful, etc. becuase of their features or whatever, similar to problem that light vs dark skin in the black community. Yes, I' am sure she was and is discriminated against in her life by many people because of her ethincity make up (nobody is denying that) but again what person in this world HASN'T. I go to a major unversity on the east coast and see many black sororities with biracial people and people of different races too. Finally, some biracial people put themselves in a box, it is not always others who do. Their are many biracial people who claim, identify or choose one race over the other which is where most of these social problems come from, why not just claim both heritage in the beginning and fully being comfortable in your skin and in who you are as a person. Again, these are just my opinions.
Bree's picture

A LOT OF THE COMMENTS

A LOT OF THE COMMENTS REGARDING THIS POST ARE EXTREMELY IGNORANT, AND MY SAYING THAT HAS NOT A DAMN THING TO DO WITH ANYONE DISAGREEING WITH ME OR SHARING MY VIEWS, NEITHER YOU NOR ANYONE ELSE "HAS TO AGREE WITH RASHIDA JONES'S ISSUES" NO ONE IS SAYING THAT, WE'RE ALL ENTITLED TO OUR OPINIONS. FOR THE RECORD WELL RATHER FROM THE BRIEF QUOTE LISTED ABOVE RASHIDA JONES DID NOT SAY THAT ALL THE DISCRIMINATION AND HARD SHIPS SHE FACED WERE SOLELY BASED ON HER BEING BI-RACIAL, TO ASSUME THAT IS "FOOLISH AND IGNORANT" ON YOUR PART "BREE" WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES, WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR SOME PEOPLE TO BELIEVE OR UNDERSTAND THAT SHE COULD HAVE EXPERIENCED DISCRIMINATION FROM THIS SORORITY? "if it was a regular black person complaining about their skin or hair texture weather their were light, medium or dark and all the hardships and battles they presently have to endure would you defend or listen to them? Most likely not because most people would chalk it up to “oh,they just playing the race card.” DISCRIMINATION IS WRONG NO MATTER WHAT, AND I WOULD AND HAVE DEFENDED THAT, I WOULD LISTEN TO AND HAVE LISTENED TO AND AM DOING SO RIGHT THIS MINUTE. AND FOR THOSE WHO HAVE AN ISSUE WITH HER BREAKING DOWN HER ENTIRE ETHNIC MAKE UP, WHY SHOULDN'T RASHIDA CLAIM HER ENTIRE ETHNICITY, EVEN IF HER FATHER IS BLACK, SHE OBVIOUSLY ISN'T JUST BLACK, I REALLY CAN'T GET AROUND HOW PEOPLE WHO ARE BI-RACIAL ARE MADE TO FEEL THAT THEY HAVE TO CHOOSE JUST 1 PART OF THEIR ETHNICITY, WTF IS THAT? SO WHAT IF SOCIETY SAYS THAT IF YOU THIS MUCH BLACK BLOOD IN YOU THEN YOUR LABELED AS BLACK, WHY SHOULDN'T BI-RACIAL PEOPLE EMBRACE ALL THAT THEY ARE? WTF? IS A REGULAR BLACK PERSON? JUST PLAIN IGNORANT "SHE SHOULD SIT HER LIGHT SKINNED ASS DOWN SOMEWHERE? IGNORANT COMMENT "They are snooty to a point…all because they do not need perm" IGNORANT COMMENT "Rashida is tripin, if she wasn’t worryed about her race nobody else would be either." IGNORANT COMMENT "Maybe if your father embraced black women more, you would have been content with classifying yourself as black " IGNORANT COMMENT DAMN AS MUCH PROGRESS AS WE HAVE MADE AS A PEOPLE WE STILL HAVE A HELL OF A LONG WAY TO GO. BC
Blaqcurrant's picture

[quote comment="47302"]Sorry,

[quote comment="47302"]Sorry, but I had to post again for all the people who says that most of the comments here are ignorant because we don't agree with Rashida Jones issues. First, most people are NOT saying that she hasn't faced discrimination or hardship, because everyone does in life, but to blame it solely on being bi-racial is foolish and ignorant. For the user who said that she plays mostly a white woman in television shows and wants sympathy is correct. She is just not comfortable in her own skin because if she was those comments or other people's negative attitudes wouldn't pharse her. Secondly, about the sorority thing, there are many biracial women in all black soceity so I don't think that was the reason she was accpeted. Finally, this sitution brings me to this conclusion: if it was a regular black person complaining about their skin or hair texture weather their were light, medium or dark and all the hardships and battles they presnetly have to endure would you defend or listen to them? Most likely not because most people would chalk it up to "oh,they just playing the race card." Again, for SOME of the people who wants to call other IGNORANT on this site for not agreeing with her or your views, is wrong because have a right to their opinion and calling others ignorant will not make people agree with you any more or less.[/quote] A LOT OF THE COMMENTS REGARDING THIS POST ARE EXTREMELY IGNORANT, AND MY SAYING THAT HAS NOT A DAMN THING TO DO WITH ANYONE DISAGREEING WITH ME OR SHARING MY VIEWS, NEITHER YOU NOR ANYONE ELSE "HAS TO AGREE WITH RASHIDA JONES'S ISSUES" NO ONE IS SAYING THAT, WE'RE ALL ENTITLED TO OUR OPINIONS. FOR THE RECORD WELL RATHER FROM THE BRIEF QUOTE LISTED ABOVE RASHIDA JONES DID NOT SAY THAT ALL THE DISCRIMINATION AND HARD SHIPS SHE FACED WERE SOLELY BASED ON HER BEING BI-RACIAL, TO ASSUME THAT IS "FOOLISH AND IGNORANT" ON YOUR PART "BREE" WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES, WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR SOME PEOPLE TO BELIEVE OR UNDERSTAND THAT SHE COULD HAVE EXPERIENCED DISCRIMINATION FROM THIS SORORITY? "if it was a regular black person complaining about their skin or hair texture weather their were light, medium or dark and all the hardships and battles they presently have to endure would you defend or listen to them? Most likely not because most people would chalk it up to “oh,they just playing the race card.” DISCRIMINATION IS WRONG NO MATTER WHAT, AND I WOULD AND HAVE DEFENDED THAT, I WOULD LISTEN TO AND HAVE LISTENED TO AND AM DOING SO RIGHT THIS MINUTE. AND FOR THOSE WHO HAVE AN ISSUE WITH HER BREAKING DOWN HER ENTIRE ETHNIC MAKE UP, WHY SHOULDN'T RASHIDA CLAIM HER ENTIRE ETHNICITY, EVEN IF HER FATHER IS BLACK, SHE OBVIOUSLY ISN'T JUST BLACK, I REALLY CAN'T GET AROUND HOW PEOPLE WHO ARE BI-RACIAL ARE MADE TO FEEL THAT THEY HAVE TO CHOOSE JUST 1 PART OF THEIR ETHNICITY, WTF IS THAT? SO WHAT IF SOCIETY SAYS THAT IF YOU THIS MUCH BLACK BLOOD IN YOU THEN YOUR LABELED AS BLACK, WHY SHOULDN'T BI-RACIAL PEOPLE EMBRACE ALL THAT THEY ARE? WTF? IS A REGULAR BLACK PERSON? JUST PLAIN IGNORANT "She Should sit her light skinned ass down somewhere? IGNORANT COMMENT "They are snooty to a point…all because they do not need perm" IGNORANT COMMENT "Rashida is tripin, if she wasn’t worryed about her race nobody else would be either." IGNORANT COMMENT "Maybe if your father embraced black women more, you would have been content with classifying yourself as black " IGNORANT COMMENT DAMN AS MUCH PROGRESS AS WE HAVE MADE AS A PEOPLE WE STILL HAVE A HELL OF A LONG WAY TO GO. BC
Blaqcurrant's picture

[quote comment="47302"]Sorry,

[quote comment="47302"]Sorry, but I had to post again for all the people who says that most of the comments here are ignorant because we don't agree with Rashida Jones issues. First, most people are NOT saying that she hasn't faced discrimination or hardship, because everyone does in life, but to blame it solely on being bi-racial is foolish and ignorant. For the user who said that she plays mostly a white woman in television shows and wants sympathy is correct. She is just not comfortable in her own skin because if she was those comments or other people's negative attitudes wouldn't pharse her. Secondly, about the sorority thing, there are many biracial women in all black soceity so I don't think that was the reason she was accpeted. Finally, this sitution brings me to this conclusion: if it was a regular black person complaining about their skin or hair texture weather their were light, medium or dark and all the hardships and battles they presnetly have to endure would you defend or listen to them? Most likely not because most people would chalk it up to "oh,they just playing the race card." Again, for SOME of the people who wants to call other IGNORANT on this site for not agreeing with her or your views, is wrong because have a right to their opinion and calling others ignorant will not make people agree with you any more or less.[/quote] A LOT OF THE COMMENTS REGARDING THIS POST ARE EXTREMELY IGNORANT, AND MY SAYING THAT HAS NOT A DAMN THING TO DO WITH ANYONE DISAGREEING WITH ME OR SHARING MY VIEWS, NEITHER YOU NOR ANYONE ELSE "HAS TO AGREE WITH RASHIDA JONES'S ISSUES" NO ONE IS SAYING THAT, WE'RE ALL ENTITLED TO OUR OPINIONS. FOR THE RECORD WELL RATHER FROM THE BRIEF QUOTE LISTED ABOVE RASHIDA JONES DID NOT SAY THAT ALL THE DISCRIMINATION AND HARD SHIPS SHE FACED WERE SOLELY BASED ON HER BEING BI-RACIAL, TO ASSUME THAT IS "FOOLISH AND IGNORANT" ON YOUR PART "BREE" WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES, WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR SOME PEOPLE TO BELIEVE OR UNDERSTAND THAT SHE COULD HAVE EXPERIENCED DISCRIMINATION FROM THIS SORORITY? "if it was a regular black person complaining about their skin or hair texture weather their were light, medium or dark and all the hardships and battles they presently have to endure would you defend or listen to them? Most likely not because most people would chalk it up to “oh,they just playing the race card.” DISCRIMINATION IS WRONG NO MATTER WHAT, AND I WOULD AND HAVE DEFENDED THAT, I WOULD LISTEN TO AND HAVE LISTENED TO AND AM DOING SO RIGHT THIS MINUTE. AND FOR THOSE WHO HAVE AN ISSUE WITH HER BREAKING DOWN HER ENTIRE ETHNIC MAKE UP, WHY SHOULDN'T RASHIDA CLAIM HER ENTIRE ETHNICITY, EVEN IF HER FATHER IS BLACK, SHE OBVIOUSLY ISN'T JUST BLACK, I REALLY CAN'T GET AROUND HOW PEOPLE WHO ARE BI-RACIAL ARE MADE TO FEEL THAT THEY HAVE TO CHOOSE JUST 1 PART OF THEIR ETHNICITY, WTF IS THAT? SO WHAT IF SOCIETY SAYS THAT IF YOU THIS MUCH BLACK BLOOD IN YOU THEN YOUR LABELED AS BLACK, WHY SHOULDN'T BI-RACIAL PEOPLE EMBRACE ALL THAT THEY ARE? WTF? IS A REGULAR BLACK PERSON? JUST PLAIN IGNORANT "SHE SHOULD SIT HER LIGHT SKINNED ASS DOWN SOMEWHERE? IGNORANT COMMENT "They are snooty to a point…all because they do not need perm" IGNORANT COMMENT "Rashida is tripin, if she wasn’t worryed about her race nobody else would be either." IGNORANT COMMENT "Maybe if your father embraced black women more, you would have been content with classifying yourself as black " IGNORANT COMMENT DAMN AS MUCH PROGRESS AS WE HAVE MADE AS A PEOPLE WE STILL HAVE A HELL OF A LONG WAY TO GO. BC
Blaqcurrant's picture

This is all silly. Everyone

This is all silly. Everyone has to overcome some type of prejudice be in light color, hair texture, weight, diction or etc. She is no different. I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,Inc. I cannot imagine us turning a woman down because she is biracial when we have countless sorors already that are various races. She should face it that maybe she was just not their type and deal with that. I guess with her complexion and riches she probably considered herself a shoe-in. She got punked and is still pissed. I angers me when light skin people want to take their frustrations out on black people more than white people. We are expected to love on them while some of their act excluding and nasty towards other darker blacks, then when whites put them in their place, they take it out on us. Pick your battles and move the hell on.
HighlyFavored1908's picture

Yenni, Jada, Nicole and

Yenni, Jada, Nicole and Vanessa are all light-skin black women with 2 black parents just like myself. Don't try to slip one in there. As if all light skin people are identifying as black as a favor. Get your mind and soul right.
Lola Falana's picture

Umm... she's obviously not

Umm... she's obviously not white, it's not like she has no color, unless they think she got a serious tan, and not to be sterotypical, but chick's name is ethnic, for heaven's sake...
sexytrini's picture

[quote comment="47389"]I know

[quote comment="47389"]I know exactly what Rashinda is talking about. I am also bi-racial with the very light complexion with the long hair. It isn't a boo hoo issue or some idiot said if she wasn't so concerned about her race no one else would be either. It doesn't work that way. I grew up in a prodominently black neighborhood and people were so racist towards me. I completely understand where she is coming from. It is really said that more black people are prejudice against me than white people. Don't get me wrong, I got it from white people too. It is really hard when no one accepts you.[/quote] No disrespect, but again, maybe it's you...in the hood you get respect if you have heart...where was yours?
Just Nikki's picture

[quote comment="47013"]Sorry,

[quote comment="47013"]Sorry, but I have to agree with most of the comments regarding Rashida Jones as well. I don't understand why some biracial people assume people both black and white don't automatically like them just because they are mixed. Hate to break it to you, but maybe it is not your race but just you. There are tons of different and many biracial people who have great experiences growing up and some had bad but that is not automatically due to their heritage. She just assumed the sorority didn't like her just because she was biracial when it clearly not the case. The black community accepts biracial people look at Halle, Alicia, and Nicole Richie. She is just pulling another Mariah Carey who complain she didn't fit in with black and white people when most people don't like her attitude or "all about me" behavior. Every black person experience discrimination weather they are dark, brown, light skin or even biracial. Sorry, but she needs to get over herself. And learn to be comfortable in her skin becuase that is where most biracial people experience these issues.[/quote] WORD!!!(showing my age)
Just Nikki's picture

I know exactly what Rashinda

I know exactly what Rashinda is talking about. I am also bi-racial with the very light complexion with the long hair. It isn't a boo hoo issue or some idiot said if she wasn't so concerned about her race no one else would be either. It doesn't work that way. I grew up in a prodominently black neighborhood and people were so racist towards me. I completely understand where she is coming from. It is really said that more black people are prejudice against me than white people. Don't get me wrong, I got it from white people too. It is really hard when no one accepts you.
May's picture

I think it is very

I think it is very interesting this post was connected to the Game post. If we take a look at the cast of the game, almost everyone is biracial or looks biracial. I think that is why some might find it hard to be sympathetic to her plight.
Think about this's picture

Sorry, but I had to post

Sorry, but I had to post again for all the people who says that most of the comments here are ignorant because we don't agree with Rashida Jones issues. First, most people are NOT saying that she hasn't faced discrimination or hardship, because everyone does in life, but to blame it solely on being bi-racial is foolish and ignorant. For the user who said that she plays mostly a white woman in television shows and wants sympathy is correct. She is just not comfortable in her own skin because if she was those comments or other people's negative attitudes wouldn't pharse her. Secondly, about the sorority thing, there are many biracial women in all black soceity so I don't think that was the reason she was accpeted. Finally, this sitution brings me to this conclusion: if it was a regular black person complaining about their skin or hair texture weather their were light, medium or dark and all the hardships and battles they presnetly have to endure would you defend or listen to them? Most likely not because most people would chalk it up to "oh,they just playing the race card." Again, for SOME of the people who wants to call other IGNORANT on this site for not agreeing with her or your views, is wrong because have a right to their opinion and calling others ignorant will not make people agree with you any more or less.
Bree's picture

[quote comment="46376"]She is

[quote comment="46376"]She is pretty. America can be so concerned with race.[/quote] Right, cause race hasn't been or isn't a factor anywhere else...not buin' it!
Just Nikki's picture

[quote comment="46477"]Some

[quote comment="46477"]Some of you are really out of touch. Why are you attacking her for her personal experience? Did she say she's speaking for you? No, it's her own life story. I find it hard to believe this blog and the readers can make a claim that discrimination in sororities is a rarity based on the fact that you got in. There are thousands of them around and speaking as a black woman that went to a prod. white school this does happen. Again, she wasn't telling YOUR life story or Halle Berry's or Alicia Keys. She was referring to what she went through. But again, leave it to us to turn on someone for talking about the hate that goes on in both worlds, white as well as black.[/quote] I CAN'T BELIEVE THE IGNORANCE IN MOST OF THE COMMENTS ON THIS POST COMING FROM MY PEOPLE, WE TRULY HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO AS A PEOPLE. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING COMMENTATORS........FOR THEIR INTELLIGENT, ARTICULATE, AND RIGHT ON AND UPLIFTING COMMENTS. Clou Eva_baby Mac Kay LisaR Ms. Eye Toy Chigirl elle tk nikki Jenn Leslie-Ann Takesha lele - the words of this 16 year puts to definitely put to shame most of the words on this posting that I'm pretty sure came from THE SMALL AND PETTY MINDS GROWN ASS MEN & WOMEN ON THIS POSTING.
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[quote

[quote comment="47088"]"Chicks like that think that they are better that all black chicks anyway. They are snooty to a point…all because they do not need perm…whatever…" most ignorant thing i've read all day[/quote] YES IT IS EXTREMELY IGNORANT, I JUST WANT TO SHAKE AND SLAP THE ISH OUT OF WHOMEVER SAID IT, I CAN'T BELIEVE MOST OF THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS ON THIS BLOG.
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[quote comment="46597"][quote

[quote comment="46597"][quote comment="46378"]I went to Yale. I know greeks at Harvard. At both schools (like many others, I bet) there were mixed race AKAs and Deltas. I even met an asian Delta at MIT. She was not turned away because she's mixed race. She was turned away, like any other sister who is, was or will be: because they didn't like her.[/quote] idk... Sisterhood should be about sticking TOGETHER, not about who they like & who's popular. I went to an upperclass private institution (on scholarship, FYI) & I can identify with this sentiment. My chocolate (and absolutely beautiful) best friend was more accepted,and I had a more difficult time. Caucasions can deal with a "Black" girl, and Blacks can deal with a "Black" girl, but something in the middle is more difficult. I was even called the "victim of the swirl". I beleive she has a right to her opinion, and there is no reason to act like this kind of behavior is not a factor in our community. I love being black, but like every race, we have flaws, too.[/quote] Whether one is Greek or not, if one has observed the Greek system, it is more than fair to say that for many within it, it is not all about Sisterhood. I do not disagree with your points. I believe we're making entirely different ones. In making mine, I state only that, in my observation, being fair-skinned is not the only reason one may be rejected from a "sisterhood."
CorpAtty's picture

She probably feels that way,

She probably feels that way, and her reasons are validated. But, what are we to feel about dark girls who don't get picked in anything. It's just funny when bi-racial gals complain, everyone sits up and listen. And I am sure there are struggles. But, ALL OF US, struggled with not fitting in, light or dark. It is important to love ourselves. People have reasons that re their problem.
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cute's picture

"Chicks like that think that

"Chicks like that think that they are better that all black chicks anyway. They are snooty to a point…all because they do not need perm…whatever…" most ignorant thing i've read all day
feefer's picture

I'm in an interracial

I'm in an interracial relationship with two children who I planned to just let be themselves. My daughter (5) is already interested in race. She knows that we all look different. I just let her know that everyone is different. Of course, she doesn't fully understand, but I think that it's appropriate for her. This is her analogy: Daddy's yellow, Mama's brown, Brother's orange, and she's light brown. My husband accepted me and I accepted him. I hope and pray that my children grow up to accept everyone. I did. Oh, and for those comments about Whoopi Goldberg! I agree with the person who said that no one Whoopi's skin complexion is even getting work today! I think that is so sad. But I don't think that it's only her complexion. I think that it's also because she chooses to wear dreads instead of weaves, she shaves her eyebrows instead of penciling them in, and she doesn't cover up the natural color of her lips with dramatic lip gloss. As for Rashida Jones, I didn't know that she was biracial either. She does seem a bit snooty though. Maybe she could try reading Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" and get a little concept of the way things are the other way around.
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But that was cute how you

But that was cute how you tried to throw in Halle and Alicia, two women with dark hair and dark eyes, as if you look like them. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Umm. She said "....who look like me or who like Alicia or who look like Halle Berry." anyWHO. Some of these comments are so negative. A woman can't share her personal experience about racism without being shot down about not being black enough? hmm. so if she was dark skinned i guess that would make her "black enough". what the hell ever. light skinned, dark skinned, mexican, jewish, it dosen't matter. Racism is Racism. You can't qualify who's black enough to endure racism and who isn't. Some people have it harder than others, in some cases it's darker skinned people, but should that mean you have to look at lighter skinned person and try to condemn them for speaking out about them facing racism. Rashida can't help what her race is and neither can anyone else. I know what she is going through because i'm mixed myself, and it was hard for me, especially moving from NY to SC, and trying to make friends. To some whites, i wasn't white enough. To some blacks, i wasn't black enough. I had a black classmate that used to call me mulatto girl, and i didnt even know what it meant until some years later. I just hate how this whole issue of Light Skin vs Dark Skin is still forging an ongoing battle. I see that one group wants to be like the other and vice versa. If one group so called has it bad than the other, shouldn't we try to come together instead and try to overcome our situation instead sectioning ourselves into different groups. Black is Black. I myself, used to wish i was darker skinned so i could fit into my family, since i'm adopted by a black family, who most happen to be darker than me, when i reached 12, i decided i was happy with my skin, not because lightskinned people supposedly have it better, but because i learned to love myself and love who i am. If you're dark, light, in between, so be it! it really shouldnt matter what you are. Black people come in all shades and colors, and it's really bad when we, as African-Americans, shun other people who happen to be of mixed race over something like skin color. Everyone is mixed anyway. You can't change who you are. I'm 16 and happy to be of a mixed race.And for the record. Rashida does not need to sit down! She's proud of who she is and she overcame adversity. Can't share an experience without someone having something ignorant to say. It's a shame what skin issues, labels, and racism have polluted the society. *sigh* PS: as for the sorority thing.idk about all that, but maybe the sorority didnt like her, and she thought her being mixed may have been a contributing factor, or maybe they told her that to her face. you never know b/c things like that could happen.
lele's picture

Sorry, but I have to agree

Sorry, but I have to agree with most of the comments regarding Rashida Jones as well. I don't understand why some biracial people assume people both black and white don't automatically like them just because they are mixed. Hate to break it to you, but maybe it is not your race but just you. There are tons of different and many biracial people who have great experiences growing up and some had bad but that is not automatically due to their heritage. She just assumed the sorority didn't like her just because she was biracial when it clearly not the case. The black community accepts biracial people look at Halle, Alicia, and Nicole Richie. She is just pulling another Mariah Carey who complain she didn't fit in with black and white people when most people don't like her attitude or "all about me" behavior. Every black person experience discrimination weather they are dark, brown, light skin or even biracial. Sorry, but she needs to get over herself. And learn to be comfortable in her skin becuase that is where most biracial people experience these issues.
Bree's picture

sorry about the typos.NEVER

sorry about the typos.NEVER MATTER AND Half
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As a biracial female myself

As a biracial female myself I'm so used to ignorant people trying to put me in one category because it would make them feel better but she needs to learn to just ignore what anyone else thinks because the opinions of other people about you NEVER MNATTERS.I will never only claim one of my races and as for those that say that when you're hlf black that makes you just black get over it.My hispanic mother raised me and I wish I would just disrespect her by calling myself a black woman as though my latin heritage doesn't matter.My own birth certificate doesn't even have a race and my license says other so to those who go by what "the government says you are" need to let that slave mentality go.Mixed people stand up and regardless of what category idiots want to put you in remember that they don't matter
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[quote comment="46496"]I'm

[quote comment="46496"]I'm sorry that Rasheeda has been discriminated against. I consider her appearance to be a mixed blessing. The fact is she is black, but she looks white so it would seem she could enjoy the best of both worlds. Either way, she was born to wealthy parents, has an ivy league education and is a successful actress. She could be a lot worse off.[/quote] I agree and she really looks more white because she plays an Italian in The Office, there is never any mention of her looking Black in nay show i've seen her in. Yet she is bringing it up like it's so obvious.
anony's picture

[quote comment="46824"]Sorry

[quote comment="46824"]Sorry Rashida but its not ingnorance because when I first saw you I didnt know you had a black parent. Your hair texture is not like the average mixed person's texture, we can tell Alicia and Halle has some African in them, you however it looks like your white or Italian or anything but I never would have guessed black. And Im sure you didnt have that much discrimination coming from the blacks cause you seem to have your choice of friends and boyfriends and theyre white and Im sure< you wnet to predominately "white" schools being rich and all lol and seems to me you fit well into the white community so are you sure your not making this up. Im sorry I cant even see you trying to join an all Black sorority. But that was cute how you tried to throw in Halle and Alicia, two women with dark hair and dark eyes, as if you look like them.[/quote] Seriously??? “And I’m sure…And I’m sure…” HOW ARE YOU SO SURE about all of these things? I mean, how in your mind did you justify all of those ridiculous assumptions? Please don't tell me it was based on what you see on MTV or read in People! LOL! And maybe you had trouble understanding what you were reading.... she brought up Alicia and Halle to show that she does NOT look like them, her point was that ppl (like yourself) should stop expecting all bi/multi-racial folks to look alike... LOL! Her hair isn't coarse enough to be bi-racial! LOL- hilarity indeed.... Go back and read your comments, you'll laugh too!
Anon's picture

What is a BGLO?

What is a BGLO?
urbangyrl's picture

"I can’t co-sign on an “all

"I can’t co-sign on an “all black sorority”, which I hope they meant to say a BGLO, not allowing a bi racial woman admittance simply because she is biracial–at Harvard on anywhere. " What is a BGLO?
urbangyrl's picture

she needs to sit her light

she needs to sit her light skinned ass down somewhere!!!I hate it when these heffas are " lightskinned"and say I I dont know what I am or I look so different when you look black as hell ive never seen "white girl" look like her!!! She's in denial!!!she wants people to look at her likes she's different when she's no different than any other black person out here ..her father is a white woman loving Oreo Negro who doesnt date black women!!!he hasn't done anything for the black community and he has so many kids by do many different white women!!!I long long time ago when he was young and playing his saxophone he was really close to ray Charles ,he went to Paris and started laying up with white woman came back to the states a different man hell even oprah asked him on her show why doesnt he date black women and he gave a lame ass excuse that he do date black women but he also dates others races of women which is bs all you ever see him with is ugly flat ass pale face white whores who are to young for him!!!!! Hes full of it that's why she's the way she is in that house growing up all he probably said to her is your mixe!!!mixed!!! !mixed !!!!not black ok !!!! And as far ad her mother goes she's a Jew nobody of european descent considers "Jews" white they come from the "dark continent"in the middle east!!!! If Halle,Alicia keys didn't tell you they have white mothers who would know it!!!!!I get the same crap from these same biracial people asking me what am I and I say African black woman they say how can you be "African"with that kind of hair,and facial features!!!! My dads from Egypt and my mom is eritrean african and Indian and they look at me like I'm crazy!!! She looks like she could have 2black parents to me...she doesnt have it any harder than any other beautiful black women out here with 2black parents!!!!!!!! She's in total denial about herself sorry I always knew she was black and thecday she has kids she'll see it for herself...mixed up nutcase!!!!!
nelly's picture

[quote comment="46629"]Why is

[quote comment="46629"]Why is everyone hating on her? She's just talking about her experiences. And for those who say that Alicia Keyes and Halle Berry and others categorize themselves as black are WRONG. Both women fully acknowledge their white families and are especially close with their white mothers. They don't deny themselves...others do. The fact is in America, if you are mixed (half white, half black) the world will see you as black. Eff others if they don't accept you for who you are. My husband is white and I plan to instill confidence and pride in my future kids, because they will deal with the same thing.[/quote] Good for you. I'm African-American and my husband is German/Russian. His family is very proud of there culture. I have darn near had to come to blows with some of my friends and family for getting on my son's case about identify as bi-racial. As parents, we've made it a point to instill pride for both cultures in our son. We're also letting him know that alot of people in the world will see him as just black, but he has the right to correct that assumption. I've also told him that if someone ask that stupid question "What Are You?" he should respond in with one of the following or make up his own. 1. Intelligent 2. Creative 3. Witty 4. Charming
Yemaya's picture

[quote comment="46585"]Well

[quote comment="46585"]Well judging by many of the comments in response to this post I have no trouble believing Rashida was discriminated against for being biracial. The instant venom on here is amazing. What is all the hate about? We weren't there so we can't say for sure, but it's quite possible that when she pledged she met some people suffering with their own low self esteem issues who felt VERY threatened by her. Believe it or not there ARE dark skinned women who hate the lighter colored sistas on sight. FULL STOP. I personally know people who do it and THAT's embarassing and 'tragic'. Some of us chocolate sistas don't feel validated, and jealousy's a helluva thing. Whether it stems from more guys chasing the lighter girls or whatever other issues, it's pathetic. Just look at the hateful comments on here when Natasha posts a pic of a black man with a lighter colored woman. We need to get our self esteem in check. If Rashida's own people are treating her with such venom, what could she expect from others? However as others have said, it's also possible that she got blackballed for being snobbish, etc. We weren't there so we don't know. But I don't think her story's impossible.[/quote] Cosign...I wanted to say the same thing, but I dont think I could do any better.
supachoklit's picture

[quote comment="46824"]Sorry

[quote comment="46824"]Sorry Rashida but its not ingnorance because when I first saw you I didnt know you had a black parent. Your hair texture is not like the average mixed person's texture, we can tell Alicia and Halle has some African in them, you however it looks like your white or Italian or anything but I never would have guessed black. And Im sure you didnt have that much discrimination coming from the blacks cause you seem to have your choice of friends and boyfriends and theyre white and Im sure< you wnet to predominately "white" schools being rich and all lol and seems to me you fit well into the white community so are you sure your not making this up. Im sorry I cant even see you trying to join an all Black sorority. But that was cute how you tried to throw in Halle and Alicia, two women with dark hair and dark eyes, as if you look like them.[/quote] Seriously??? “And I’m sure…And I’m sure…” HOW ARE YOU SO SURE about all of these things? I mean, how in your mind did you justify all of those ridiculous assumptions? Please don't tell me it was based on what you see on MTV or read in People! LOL! And maybe you had trouble understanding what you were reading.... she brought up Alicia and Halle to show that she does NOT look like them, her point was that ppl (like yourself) should stop expecting all bi/multi-racial folks to look alike... LOL! Her hair isn't coarse enough to be bi-racial! LOL- hilarity indeed.... Go back and read your comments, you'll laugh too!
Just Me's picture

I'm having a hard time

I'm having a hard time understanding Rashida's comments, considering she only plays white women. On "The Office" and that new show on fox she plays white women so she has not accepted her Black identity so why should a soroity. Seems like she wants a Mariah pass (act black when you can benefit). She should've have this figured out long ago. She also says that she is Jewish. We know that as a religion not race. She is putting herself in a box not everyone else. We accept people that know themselves not disguise.
DIG's picture

[quote comment="46824"]Sorry

[quote comment="46824"]Sorry Rashida but its not ingnorance because when I first saw you I didnt know you had a black parent. Your hair texture is not like the average mixed person's texture, we can tell Alicia and Halle has some African in them, you however it looks like your white or Italian or anything but I never would have guessed black. And Im sure you didnt have that much discrimination coming from the blacks cause you seem to have your choice of friends and boyfriends and theyre white and Im sure you wnet to predominately "white" schools being rich and all lol and seems to me you fit well into the white community so are you sure your not making this up. Im sorry I cant even see you trying to join an all Black sorority. But that was cute how you tried to throw in Halle and Alicia, two women with dark hair and dark eyes, as if you look like them.[/quote] Seriously??? "And I'm SURE... And I'm SURE..." HOW ARE YOU SO SURE about all of these things? I mean, how in your mind did you justify all of those ridiculous assumptions? Please don't tell me it was based on what you see on MTV or read in Essence! LOL! And maybe you had trouble understanding what you were reading.... she brought up Alicia and Halle to show that she does NOT look like them, her point was that ppl (like yourself) should stop expecting all bi/multi-racial folks to look alike... LOL! Her hair isn't coarse enough to be bi-racial! LOL- hilarity indeed.... Go back and read your comments, you'll laugh too!
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