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Halle Berry Shows Her Racist Side
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Posted on 02/15/2011 3:58:18 AM PST by equaviator

Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry have been at each other’s throats for what seems like an eternity. He’s supposedly acting like a racist pig, and the allegations that he loses it every time their daughter, Nahla, is referred to as "black" aren’t helping any. Halle seems to have had enough and is firing back with some racism of her own, insisting that Nahla be referred to as black -- and even invoking the one-drop theory.

The theory states that anyone who has even a single drop of African blood in them is black. It dates back to slavery days, when it was used to enslave as many people as possible, and to segregate the rest.

Why in the world does Halle feel the need to drag out such a negative historical reference?

It’s one thing for Halle to identify as black, but by invoking the one-drop rule, she’s essentially ruling out half of her heritage: the white half. Now she’s doing the same thing to Nahla. Of course, as her parent, Halle has the right to decide how to raise her child, but why is it so important to her to deny the white half of Nahla’s lineage?

We all know that both of them are part black. No one is disputing that -- except, of course, Aubry. What I don’t understand is the need to declare, via a racist "rule," that they are both all black.

In her vehement opposition to having Nahla referred to as white, Halle is doing exactly what Aubry is doing. She’s every bit as racist as he is if she continues to denigrate the white blood in Nahla’s veins. Dragging up such a hateful -- and hate-filled -- rule makes it even worse. Halle could have simply stated that she identifies herself as black, and her daughter as well.

A thoughtful commentary on why that’s important to her would hold much more weight than these spears she’s throwing. I can only hope she’s throwing them to get at Aubry, and not because she actually believes in denying an entire half of her daughter’s life.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: berry; mulatto; quadroon
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1 posted on 02/15/2011 3:58:20 AM PST by equaviator
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To: equaviator

Because they are both insane.


2 posted on 02/15/2011 4:03:15 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: equaviator

In her case, Black is also beautiful.


3 posted on 02/15/2011 4:03:15 AM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: equaviator

This rant is much ado about nothing. Halle is just recognizing how it is.


4 posted on 02/15/2011 4:04:48 AM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: equaviator

In this case, she is proving that “Beauty is only skin deep”.


5 posted on 02/15/2011 4:06:51 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ThomasMore

“Beauty is only skin deep”

That also seems the case with “Queen” Halle.


6 posted on 02/15/2011 4:09:07 AM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: equaviator
Halle is BLACK?
7 posted on 02/15/2011 4:19:13 AM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: equaviator

Hello?
Nobody cares anymore!!

This BS is very BOOORRING!!!!!


8 posted on 02/15/2011 4:20:14 AM PST by Flintlock
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To: equaviator

Halfie Barre?


9 posted on 02/15/2011 4:23:59 AM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: equaviator

Because it works...


10 posted on 02/15/2011 4:24:32 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: equaviator
Cute as hell whatever race she is... What a shame.


11 posted on 02/15/2011 4:25:02 AM PST by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: equaviator

She’s nuts.


12 posted on 02/15/2011 4:25:30 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: nhwingut

Beautiful baby.


13 posted on 02/15/2011 4:26:27 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: equaviator

Unfortunately, it has become sheik to be a Black racist these days... but in actually, it is more tantamount to being an uppity snob toward anyone who is not of your kind; the well-to-does vs the not; hollywood elitists vs the not; politically powerful vs the not; beautiful vs the not. It is a sickness of the soul, which in the end, traps the individual in the hell of self, which eventually is cordoned off from everything good and lovely, to a lonely desert isle of searing hot sand.


14 posted on 02/15/2011 4:30:28 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: nhwingut

Halle is adamant that the kid qualify for affirmative action.


15 posted on 02/15/2011 4:31:31 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: equaviator

Why don’t they just raise the kid as an American? Some day the grown up daughter will ask her own questions and do her own research into her “heritage.” At that point, it will be far more meaningful to her than if she had been indoctrinated by her parents at an early age.


16 posted on 02/15/2011 4:31:53 AM PST by giotto
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To: equaviator

Racist asses.

Skin color or a silly “proto-African” name like Shakeequ’ua has nothing to do with heritage.

My brother-in-law, for instance, who has deep blue eyes, white hair, white skin, a white beard, and who is from Cape Town, is a REAL “African-American”.


17 posted on 02/15/2011 4:34:24 AM PST by golux
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To: equaviator
"A thoughtful commentary on why that’s important to her would hold much more weight than these spears she’s throwing."

Is throwing spears the same as chucking spears?

18 posted on 02/15/2011 4:34:53 AM PST by Enterprise (TSA - The Silly Agency)
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To: dps.inspect

Appropriately, a lonely desert isle of searing hot sand is precisely where one would expect to find a sheik.


19 posted on 02/15/2011 4:36:24 AM PST by golux
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To: equaviator

The Jim Crow laws said anyone with 1/8 Black blood was Black. Even the Nazis said only 1/4 or more Jewish Blood made you Jewish. So she is siding with the racist Democrats of the Old South. Nice, and of course all of this is probably Bush’s fault because he “hates Black people.”


20 posted on 02/15/2011 4:36:43 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: equaviator

The Jim Crow laws said anyone with 1/8 Black blood was Black. Even the Nazis said only 1/4 or more Jewish Blood made you Jewish. So she is siding with the racist Democrats of the Old South. Nice, and of course all of this is probably Bush’s fault because he “hates Black people.”


21 posted on 02/15/2011 4:37:20 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: equaviator

The Hiyella baby is negro


22 posted on 02/15/2011 4:37:59 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: golux

But would he be chic?


23 posted on 02/15/2011 4:44:59 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: bert

(hits Bert’s hand with a ruler) Damn engineers.


24 posted on 02/15/2011 4:46:56 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: equaviator

If this woman wants the world to consider her baby “black,” she’s already done a pretty good job of it by hanging a name like “Nahla” on her.


25 posted on 02/15/2011 4:52:42 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Win The Future = Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
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To: golux

My ex is of Greek and Armenian heritage and she was born in Alexandria, Egypt. My very white daughters are therefore African-American and they even carry a copy of their mother’s birth certificate for defense when racism labels get tossed around.


26 posted on 02/15/2011 5:00:18 AM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: equaviator

Are there ANY liberal blacks who are NOT racist ?


27 posted on 02/15/2011 5:00:49 AM PST by sushiman
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To: equaviator

And the overwhelming majority of blacks have a ‘racist side’ yet many on the right insist on ignoring it.


28 posted on 02/15/2011 5:03:49 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: nhwingut

Yeah, she is cute. The curse of fame is that silly arguments go public and are amplified.

We really need to move on. The increased mixing of genes is genetically a good thing and most often does create prettier people (not always). They are human. If we could get past the Black, White, Red, Yellow thing, then we advance. Just call her a hybrid. :-)

I know it is a bad thing to have a really closed Gene pool.


29 posted on 02/15/2011 5:12:36 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: golux
Skin color or a silly “proto-African” name like Shakeequ’ua has nothing to do with heritage.

My brother-in-law, for instance, who has deep blue eyes, white hair, white skin, a white beard, and who is from Cape Town, is a REAL “African-American”.

There is a Soldier in my unit from Sudan, a black African. His birth name is Jonathan Morgan.

30 posted on 02/15/2011 5:13:26 AM PST by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: trisham

Un cheikh très chic.


31 posted on 02/15/2011 5:27:09 AM PST by hfr (non?)
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To: hfr

Oh la la.


32 posted on 02/15/2011 5:30:07 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: equaviator

Two juveniles fighting over juvenile.
It’s the inside that counts.............


33 posted on 02/15/2011 5:35:51 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: mom4melody

Yep, it “works”.

There is power in victimhood these days.


34 posted on 02/15/2011 5:39:09 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: sushiman
Are there ANY liberals blacks who are NOT racist ?
35 posted on 02/15/2011 5:40:38 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: dps.inspect

>> Unfortunately, it has become sheik to be a Black racist these days.. <<

I think you mean “chic”? On second thought, I’ll go with your spelling.


36 posted on 02/15/2011 5:41:19 AM PST by dangus ("The floor of Hell is paved with the skulls of bishops" -- St. John Crysostom ("the Golden-Mouthed"))
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To: equaviator

Well.... if somebody wanted to have some real fun with this they could start calling the kid a quadroon...or perhaps an octoroon. I’m just saying, if they want to resurrect this one-drop crap let’s bring back all the race-mix terminology.

From wikipedia:

Quadroon is a racial category of hypodescent used to describe a person of mixed-race with one-fourth African and three-fourths Caucasian ancestry. In Australia, the same term refers to the proportion of Aboriginal and Caucasian ancestry.

The family heritage of a quadroon is one biracial (mulatto) parent (African/Aboriginal and Caucasian) and one Caucasian parent; in other words, one African/Aboriginal grandparent and three Caucasian grandparents.

Octoroon refers to a person with one-eighth African ancestry;[1] that is, someone with family heritage of one biracial grandparent, in other words, one African great-grandparent and seven Caucasian great-grandparents.

Terceron is a term synonymous with “octoroon,” derived from being three generations of descent from an African ancestor (great-grandparent).[2]

Mustee also refers to a person with one-eighth African ancestry; Mustefino or quintroon or hexadecaroon refers to a person with one-sixteenth African ancestry.

The mulatto was the offspring of a white and a black person; the sambo of a mulatto and a black. From the mulatto and a white came the quadroon and from the quadroon and a white the mustee. The child of a mustee and a white person was called the mustefino.[3]

The word quadroon is borrowed from the Spanish cuarterón which has its roots in the Latin quartus, which means “fourth”. This racial designation refers specifically to the number of full-blooded African ancestors, emphasizing the quantitative least. The word octoroon is rooted in the Latin octo, which means “eight,” based on quadroon.
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37 posted on 02/15/2011 5:42:00 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: equaviator

Fake boobs. Not that impressive.


38 posted on 02/15/2011 5:43:28 AM PST by dangus ("The floor of Hell is paved with the skulls of bishops" -- St. John Crysostom ("the Golden-Mouthed"))
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To: equaviator

I feel sorry for the daughter who was born to parents who are so hung up about her “racial identity”.


39 posted on 02/15/2011 5:44:22 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: equaviator

If Halle Berry is so proud of being black, why didnt she marry a black man.

I dont mean a half breed black like herself, I mean a truly black man.
She ticked me off when she insulted her mother for being white at her academy award pesentation .

She is lucky enough to have inherited white features that make her beautiful, but she wants to be black.

As for her husband, he was stupid enough to marry her he knew she was a racist when he married her., why cry now.

Halle wants to move around in a white crowd ,co-star in movies with white men, let her go party with blacks if she wants to claim her heritage.

Halle is a yellow gal who thinks herself better than blacks, but wants them to accept her.

Hers is he plight of so many people these days who’s parents stole their racial identity with inter racial marriage. They will never be accepted as white so they play at being black. Obama has the same problem. They are neither Fish nor fowl


40 posted on 02/15/2011 5:45:35 AM PST by Venturer
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" a silly “proto-African” name like Shakeequ’ua "

I do believe you have just coined a new word.

After today, there's no need to put it in quotes!

41 posted on 02/15/2011 5:46:55 AM PST by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: windsorknot

We have some good friends that have adopted a rainbow of kids. When I was talking about them with a libinlaw, her comment was something along the lines of “I hope they are being taught about their culture”.

Whah? Their “culture” is the culture of the family they’re being raised in. It has nothing to do with the color of their skin.

This presumption that color determines culture is RACIST.
And you’ll be hard pressed to find a “liberal” that isn’t.


42 posted on 02/15/2011 5:47:30 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: golux

“...Appropriately, a lonely desert isle of searing hot sand is precisely where one would expect to find a sheik....”

That’s not right. I found a box of them by the pharmacy at walmart the other day................LoL!!!!!!!!!


43 posted on 02/15/2011 5:51:09 AM PST by DH (The Second Amendment is the only protection for the First Amendment)
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To: Venturer

Good points. The child’s name is Muslim.


44 posted on 02/15/2011 5:53:04 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: dangus

Yes, thanks 4 the correction... though that class imagine themselves as sheiks...


45 posted on 02/15/2011 5:53:45 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: equaviator
A thoughtful commentary on why that’s important to her would hold much more weight than these spears she’s throwing.

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HaHaHa...I get it...'spear-chucker'.....Brilliant!

46 posted on 02/15/2011 5:54:52 AM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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Same silly crap raged in my own family. My father was Swedish. Mother was from Spain. I was born Panamanian and Catholic, but raised in the Southern U.S. Am I a Hispanic Panamaniac, or a Redneck Swede? Next thing ya’ know I marry a Lutheran, but the kids grow up to be Southern Baptists! Then we discover my wife's family are descendants of Quana Parker. Just great. My family now includes Southern Baptist Panamaniac Swedish Comanches...you betcha' by golly! Worlds are colliding! Just what the dickens are we? Welcome to the Americas. We're Americans...
47 posted on 02/15/2011 6:02:35 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey

John Winger: Cut it out! Cut it out! Cut it out! The hell's the matter with you? Stupid! We're all very different people. We're not Watusi. We're not Spartans. We're Americans, with a capital 'A', huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We're the underdog. We're mutts! Here's proof: his nose is cold! But there's no animal that's more faithful, that's more loyal, more loveable than the mutt. Who saw "Old Yeller?" Who cried when Old Yeller got shot at the end?

[raises his hand]

John Winger: *sarcastically* Nobody cried when Old Yeller got shot? I'm sure.

[hands are reluctantly raised]

John Winger: I cried my eyes out. So we're all dogfaces, we're all very, very different, but there is one thing that we all have in common: we were all stupid enough to enlist in the Army. We're mutants. There's something wrong with us, something very, very wrong with us. Something seriously wrong with us - we're soldiers. But we're American soldiers! We've been kicking ass for 200 years! We're 10 and 1! Now we don't have to worry about whether or not we practiced. We don't have to worry about whether Captain Stillman wants to have us hung. All we have to do is to be the great American fighting soldier that is inside each one of us. Now do what I do, and say what I say. And make me proud.

48 posted on 02/15/2011 6:07:04 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Venturer

“If Halle Berry is so proud of being black, why didnt she marry a black man.”

She had married two. One of them beat the crap out of her and the other one was a sex addict who cheated on her. Talk about being unlucky in love.


49 posted on 02/15/2011 6:10:35 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: LottieDah

[begin heavy dose of leftist “outrage”]

So, you’re saying she had to marry a white man in order to find a man of character? That’s OUTRAGEOUS! That’s RACIST!

[end leftist faux “outrage”]

Can’t you just hear it from the “I’m looking to be offended” crowd?


50 posted on 02/15/2011 6:14:26 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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