The woman on the current cover of Rolling Stone is Paris Jackson. She is the daughter of the late music icon Michael Jackson. In the cover story Paris says that she knows for sure her father was killed. That may or may not be true but that’s a story for another time. This post is about the fact that Paris says in the interview that she considers herself a black woman. Of course social media went crazy over this story. In the interview she says:
“He is my father. He will always be my father,” she said. “He never wasn’t, and he never will not be. People that knew him really … say they see him in me, that it’s almost scary.”
She even expounded a bit more, saying that because of the “Smooth Criminal” singer’s instilling words, she considers herself a Black woman.
“I consider myself Black. [Dad] would look me in the eyes and he’d point his finger at me and he’d be like, ‘You’re Black. Be proud of your roots,'” she said. “And I’d be like, ‘OK, he’s my dad. Why would he lie to me?’ So I just believe what he told me. ‘Cause, to my knowledge, he’s never lied to me.”
Despite what her father told her, she said the outside world still sees her as white: “Most people that don’t know me call me white,” she said. “I’ve got light skin and, especially since I’ve had my hair blond, I look like I was born in Finland or something.”
Let me be clear,Paris is NOT a black woman. Anyone with eyesight can see that. I don’t give a damn what her father told her. She looks purely European to me. From a biological standpoint,she is more European than anything else. I personally believe that Paris and her two siblings are not biologically related to Michael Jackson. I think Michael used the sperm from a white man to impregnate Debbie Rowe because he didn’t want his children to look even half black. I went to school with plenty biracial kids and most don’t look like this woman. Let’s be honest here,Michael Jackson was a very gifted singer/dancer. I can’t take that away from him. But he had serious self-hate issues. I think Jackson hated himself so much he didn’t want to see a reflection of his blackness. I still can’t believe he married that ugly white woman Debbie Rowe. That woman is hideous! But that shows his self hatred(anti-blackness) was really deep. I saw black people on YouTube arguing in defense of Paris saying she was at least “culturally black”. I have heard this term many times before. I knew a white girl in high school that was adopted by a black couple. She listen to rap music and dressed in hip hop clothing. She told me she liked soul food,dated only black boys and spoke in a certain “black vernacular”. So many would say she is culturally black. So some may put Paris Jackson in that category. But Paris and the white girl I knew in high school are still not black women.
Some like to say that being black is a mindset. But I disagree. You either have African genes are you do not. You have melanin or you don’t. It’s that simple. This type of mentality diminishes the black experience and insults our ancestors. We are blessed to have African DNA in us. And we have to get away from worshipping whiteness and being ashamed of blackness. This is the mental illness many of us suffer from. Many of us can’t appreciate our blackness unless it’s close to whiteness. That’s why some us have interracial sex so we can have mixed babies. And then say “Isn’t this a beautiful black child?” This is why you have black fools saying “Paris should be allowed to call herself black.” This is an insult to authentic black people. It’s an insult to dark brown,dark skinned blacks with African textured hair. Paris has none of the physical traits of a black person. If she does have any African genes she must be about 0.000001 % black.
This picture(above) is Paris with her brothers Michael Jackson Jr and Prince. They are pictured with their grandmother Katherine Jackson. These children may have been raised around black people but that doesn’t make them black people. And we as black people have to stop giving everyone a pass. We must stop making blackness all inclusive. It makes us look stupid. They are making a mockery of our beautiful blackness. It’s because many of us don’t have the courage to create a definition of what is an African person. By allowing people like Paris to be considered is black is an insult to our intelligence. Paris or anyone that looks like her is not black. Michael Jackson told her to “be proud of your roots”. He must’ve meant her European roots.