Lisa Bonet & Biracial Women-Black Genetics(Part 4 of 4)

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The first time I saw actress Lisa Bonet was on The Cosby Show.  The main stars on the show were Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad.  The other daughters were played by actresses Tempestt Bledsoe,Keisha  Knight Pulliam and Sabrina Le Beauf. But Lisa was clearly the most popular daughter. Lisa  played Denise  Huxtable.The show came on back in 1984.  I remember a lot of black boys in my neighborhood had a crush on her.  I wont lie,I thought she was pretty too.  I remember a classmate telling me that she was biracial and had a Jewish mother.  I did think it was a bit strange that she looked biracial but had two black parents.   I remember on the Cosby Show there were all different shades of black people.  I also remember she did a spinoff show called A Different World.

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I remember that the character Dwayne Wayne,played by Kadeem Hardison had a huge crush on Denise Huxtable.  Eventually Lisa Bonet left the show to start a film career.  After she left Dwayne fell in love with Whitley Gilbert played by Jasmine Guy(pictured above).  The thing I noticed about these women is they are both biracial.  Why is the mixed woman the object of affection so often? I didn’t think about it much as a child.  But I started to think about it more as I got older. This is something that has been going on for quite some time.  I’ve covered this subject before and it needs repeating.  It’s not really about just Lisa Bonet. She’s just one of the first examples I remember where the mixed woman gets all the attention.  I’ve seen this pattern over thirty years.  And it’s steadily increasing.  But it’s mostly about the fact that Hollywood still uses biracial women has the standard for beautiful black women.  And also we as black people have a problem liking any group of people that look “less black”. This is a learned behavior. I’ve seen it in film,music and television. It’s really nothing new. I’ve seen it throughout my whole childhood.   You may find some of these women attractive.  But the issue is not their attractiveness. The issue is the over abundance of mixed women being in the forefront representing black beauty. There’s so many I could never list them all.  But here’s just a small sample of  some of the more popular ones.  And even some biracial women you may not be that familiar with.

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Long before Mariah Carey or Alicia Keys….Sade was the biracial songbird that took the music world by storm.  She was  a huge star in the 80’s.  I admit I like her music.  She really has a lovely voice.  I remember guys in my neighborhood would always say she was so beautiful. Her being biracial probably didn’t hurt too much either. They said she was wife material.  It’s funny because rarely did I hear them say that about Anita Baker,Patti LaBelle or Jody Watley very much.

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In the 80’s biracial actress Rae Dawn Chong was the “black” actress in many Hollywood films.  Although she was mostly paired with white men.

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Actress Jennifer Beals became a huge star when starred in the film Flashdance(1983).  She played an exotic dancer in the film.  Her mother is white and father is a black man.

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In the action film Action Jackson(1988) the late pop singer Vanity played the love interest to Carl Weathers.  The biracial singer whose real name was Denise Matthews also dated pop/rock  icon Prince.

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On the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air(1990-1996)  biracial actress Karyn Parsons played Hilary Banks.  She played the cousin of Will Smith.

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In the interracial drama Jungle Fever(1991) biracial actress Lonette McKee played the wife of Wesley Snipes.  He cheated on his biracial wife for an Italian woman.  I guess his wife wasn’t white enough for him.

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In the film Mo Money(1992)  Damon Wayans starred with biracial actress Stacey Dash.

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In Boomerang(1992) Eddie Murphy was paired with biracial actress Halle Berry.  Robin Givens was also in the film but Halle was the women every guy wanted. Of course Halle was the go-to mulatto throughout the nineties. And even won an Oscar award in the process.  She became the “pretty black woman” in Hollywood.

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Sade ruled the 80’s but in the 90’s Mariah Carey became the mulatto singer the media feel in love with.  I remember on music channels they would say she was a beautiful black woman. Mariah used to always insist that she was biracial though. Lately she has been getting more in touch with her black side.  Maybe it was because she married black actor/rapper Nick Cannon.  They have since divorced after having two children.

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The sitcom Sister Sister(1994-1999) was a big hit among teenage girls.  It starred biracial sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry.

mya

R&B pop singer/dancer Mya was biracial as well.  She first came on the scene back in 1998. She did a little acting in a few films.  Some thought she would be the next Janet Jackson.  I haven’t heard much from her lately.  Not sure what she’s been up to.

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In the 90’s biracial actress Kristen Wilson was paired with black actors like Eddie Murphy and Damon Wayans.

Gloria Reuben....

Biracial actress Gloria Reuben was on the hit drama ER(1994-2009)  Her character always had troubling finding love.

Michael Michele.....

I also remember actress Michael Michele(above) was  on the drama ER the same time as Gloria Reuben.  She was a nice addition since there wasn’t much “color” on that show.  Of course she’s biracial as well.

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What’s the Worst That could Happen(2001) Starred Martin Lawrence and biracial actress Carmen Ejogo.  She usually plays a black woman or a racially ambiguous role.

This is a great video(above) by Youtuber Chrissie.  She perfectly explains the double standard when it comes to biracial beauty.  There’s  a lot of dishonesty when people talk about colorism and the advantage of being biracial.

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Biracial actress Kandyse McClure is from South Africa.  She has starred in films like Children of the Corn and Broken Kingdom.  She’s most known for the sci-fi television show Battlestar Galactica(2004-2009).

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R&B singer Amerie debuted in 2002. There was a lot of buzz about her in the beginning.  Her “exotic looks” come from her black father and Korean mother.  Her only hit single was “One Thing”.  Some thought she would dethrone Beyoncé as the next big thing.  Didn’t quite happen though.

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R&B/pop singer Cassie Ventura(knows as Cassie) on the scene in 2006.  Her father is Filipino and mother is  black/Mexican.  She has done some acting as well.  She obviously wants to be a bigger star. Although she is most known for dating music producer Puff Daddy. She has been his on/off again side piece for the last few years.

In the black drama ATL(2006) biracial actress Lauren London was the love interest to rapper/actor T.I. This film was supposed to make London the role model for all the  biracial ghetto hood chicks.  I guess she’s living up to it.  She already has two children by two gangster rappers.  One with Lil Wayne and Nipsey Hussle.

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In the film Idlewild(2006) biracial actress Paula Patton played the love interest to rapper/actor Andre Benjamin.  Over the years she has starred alongside Denzel Washington and Tom Cruise. At one point she was dubbed the “next Halle Berry”.

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In the comedy film Norbit(2007) biracial actress Thandie Newton was paired with Eddie Murphy.  Norbit was a horrible film.  A total waste of film!

Leona Lewis....

I remember when pop singer Leona Lewis dropped her debut cd Spirit in 2007. The British born singer has a black father and white mother.  She made a big splash in her debut.  She has the light skin,light eyes and long hair….and could actually sing. It’s no wonder music critics called her the “new Mariah”.

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In the comedy action film Rush Hour 3(2007) mixed-raced actress Noemie Lenoir was the love interest for Chris Tucker.

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Singer Jordin Sparks won the show American Idol back in 2007.  The biracial singer was seventeen at the time.  I think that show is rigged anyway…I’m just saying.  She has become quite a big star over the last several years.

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Biracial actress Tracee Ellis Ross stars on the silly sitcom show Black-ish(2014-).  She plays the wife of Anthony Anderson.  Her mother is music icon Diana Ross.  Her father is a Jewish businessman.

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On the Fox show Gotham(2014-)  biracial actress Jessica Lucas plays Tabitha Galavan. She is not only a vicious villain buy also plays a lesbian.  You know Hollywood always has to throw in that sexual confusion.

Sage Steele....

There are even more biracial women in news media as well.  This picture(above) is ESPN sports reporter Sage Steele with her white husband.  Steele is most known for being a white racist apologist. She never misses an opportunity to insult black people and the black struggle. Does that make her a mulatto coon?

Soledad OBrien....

This is biracial news anchor Soledad O’Brien.  She’s a news anchor on CNN. Just like Sage Steele she also married a white man. Look at those children. You can see the African features are just about gone!  Kiss those black genes goodbye!  But I guess that’s purpose of marrying white anyway.

Melissa Harris Perry...

This picture(above) is of biracial news anchor Melissa Harris-Perry.  She is pictured with her mother and father.  She is an author and political commentator. She had her own show for four years(2012-2016) on MSNBC. Unlike Sage Steele and Soledad O’Brien she decided to marry a black man.

Kylie Bunbury...

On the Fox show Pitch(2016-) biracial actress Kylie Bunbury plays Ginny Baker.  It’s a show about the first woman to play major league baseball.  So…they couldn’t find a woman that was just black??  Nope!  They have to cast the biracial woman as the center of attention.

Kara Royster....

This picture was very interesting to me.  I found it very eye opening.  This is part of the cast of the Disney show K.C. Undercover(2015-present). From left to right the actresses are Zendaya Coleman,Jasmine Guy,Kara Royster and Tammy Townsend. The first three women all have white mothers.  Townsend has a white father and a black mother.  That’s right..all of these women are biracial. How is that possible that ALL of them are biracial? They casted all biracial women.  Could this be an accident? I’ll let you decide.

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This young lady is rapper Miss Mulatto.  That’s not a misprint,you read it right.  Her actual rape name is Miss Mulatto.  Her real name is Alyssa Stephens.  The 18- year old rapper is most known for being on the reality show The Rap Game.  I just find it interesting that she is capitalizing off of the popularity of being racially ambiguous. And using that as a way of being seen as unique in the rap world.

Tinashe...

Then we have pop singer Tinashe. She is biracial as well with a black father and white mother. She’s an okay dancer but not the best singer.  But you don’t have to be able to sing in the music industry anymore.  You just have to have the right “look”.  Maybe Tinashe will be the next Zendaya. Or the next Jordin Sparks? On the next Mya?  Who knows! I ‘m starting to get them all mixed up.

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Biracial actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson is getting a lot of roles lately.  She has appeared in films like Colombiana and The Accountant.  And shows like Texas Rising,Arrow and Shooter.

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Actress Jamie Lee Kirchner(pictured above) was born in Germany.  She has a black mother and white father. She has been in shows like  CSI,Dollhouse and Bull.  Although she has brown skin she is still biracial.  Some people get fooled by this. Not all biracial women have really light skin and light colored eyes.  Some of a bit more melanin but they don’t always have African-textured hair.  Many of them have lanky hair with a bit of a curl to it. This is just a small sample of biracial actresses and singers.  I could’ve listed a lot more.

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But the main point is that many of these white Hollywood casting agents don’t think that deep brown skinned and dark chocolate-colored(not biracial) women are good enough. They don’t have the “exotic look” they’re looking for. They don’t want African(Original)looking women with black features representing the black race.  And they purposely promote biracial women in films and music as the standard.  Otherwise why do they keep doing this?  People say “well black people  come in many different shades”.  Okay then why do the biracial women get so much of the attention.  We all know why. The truth is white people(other races and some blacks) believe that  mixed race women are more  attractive than black women.  They don’t think that black women that are 85% black or more should be the standard.  But this colorism madness needs to STOP!  There are plenty of darker skinned actresses and singers that don’t get the shine they deserve.  I want all my sisters to get the limelight.  She can have  full lips,thick thighs,african textured hair and dark skin.  This is not about bashing biracial woman. Like I have said before,I have biracial people in my family.  I have cousins that have married whites and Mexicans(Hispanic whites). I But I don’t consider them black..they are mixed.  This one-drop rule has gotten out of control. I don’t have any hatred towards them. I have nothing against them. But it’s time to stop putting black beauty on the back burner. Black/African women have their own unique beauty that should be celebrated. I just don’t think it’s “fair” to give them most of the shine while black women are an afterthought. Lisa Bonet is a pretty woman.  But a black woman shouldn’t have to look like Lisa to get some credit for her beauty.

Sometimes even the Devil can speak the truth!


Donald Sterling
In a recent interview with Anderson Cooper, Clippers owner Donald Sterling makes an interesting point. Don’t get me wrong,I know he’s a racist Zionist bastard. That’s very well established. But is he right? He says that Magic Johnson doesn’t do much for black people. And goes on to say that the Jewish community looks out for one another,while black people don’t. When he said this it made me think. Do black rappers,athletes and entertainers do enough the blacks a whole. I don’t think they do. There is no black infrastructure. Most of these athletes and singers only care about themselves. Magic does own some movie theaters and a few Starbucks. And he’s raised millions of dollars for AIDS research. And I’m sure he’s hired many black people for his businesses. But we don’t practice group economics. Like Koreans,Jews and white folks do. That’s the problem. And none of these high profile blacks ever speak about this issue. They only talk about JOBS and compare our INCOME to whites. The NAACP and Urban League both give us the same story over and over again. It’s sad to say it but I think Sterling(Devil) is correct for the most part. Of course people like Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X both said that black people should do for self and stop relying on white people to help us. I don’t want it to seem like I’m saying Sterling is the first person ever to say it. I’m just saying that has a non black person he has a valid point. We have to change our way of thinking. The “NBA owner vs player” dynamic is the same as the slave plantation. That’s why this whole Sterling thing is a touchy subject for people. This incident exposed the reality of our situation as black people. We are still slaves in this country. We depend on whites,Jews and Asians for most of our food,clothing and shelter. We need to start creating our own banks,supermarkets,clothing stores,food franchises,hair care products etc. We must put our self-interest first. This is what all other groups do. And that’s why they’re moving ahead us and we’re still in the same spot. We are moving towards becoming a permanent underclass if we don’t change something fast! We are not a depend people in the material sense. Only in the psychological sense. Let’s do what we got to do! So we can prove racists pigs like Sterling wrong.
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Black Athletes: Idenitification with Power

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Last Saturday I heard the news that MMA fighter Anderson Silva lost his title. He lost to some guy named Chris Weidman. I’m not very familiar with him but I’m sure he will be marketed as “the great White Hope”. Anyone that follows MMA fighting knows that Silva will go down as one of the greats. His record is (33-5,16-1). In my opinion he is the greatest UFC champion of all time(bar none). But that’s not enough for some guys.Many of the guys at my job were quite elated at his lost. They seem to take a lot of pride in his loss. I noticed that none of the guys were black by the way. As a matter of fact,they were all white or Mexican men. They were in the break room hooting and hollering about how great it was that Anderson had lost. Many of them said he was a showboat and deserved to lose. They claim he was a show-off and had it coming. The more I thought about it I asked myself: “Why do they always root against the black man?” The obvious answer is that people tend to root for those of the same culture and heritage. You identify with those most similar to yourself. That’s true to a large extent. So it should be no surprise that blacks root for the black man in boxing matches. And Mexicans do the same thing. And of course white men always go for the white man in just about any sporting event. But it goes deeper than that. I think it has a lot to do with power identification. In a system of white supremacy, the white man dominates in politics,media,education,war and economics. That makes the white man the KING in a white dominated society. But in the sporting world it’s a bit different. I’m not talking about team sports like football,basketball and baseball. I’m talking about sports like boxing and MMA/UFC fights. Sports where it’s just one on one. There’s no knives,guns,nuclear weapons or outside interference. This is where the black man is KING. In boxing/MMA fighting black men are the best. I even had a white co worker once tell me that black athletes tend to be faster,stronger,jump higher and more skilled. This is what many people call an “open secret”. In many ways Anderson Silva reminds me of a young Muhammad Ali.
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Ali used to predict when he would knock his opponent out and then went out and did it. The mainstream media couldn’t stand it! Black men are not supposed to have any pride,dignity and self respect in a system of white supremacy. The white man is supposed to be seen as God, so anytime a black man is champion it’s a threat to the establishment. Or at least a perceived threat in their minds. That’s why they didn’t like when Ali spoke out about the Vietnam war. And they stripped his title from him. Of course he later won it right back. But the fact is that since black men are seen as “naturally” better athletes their non black opponents are the under dogs. I noticed this because my Mexican co workers always root against whoever the black men fights in boxing matches. I know that many of them are Manny Pacquiao fans. They have told me many times they believe that Floyd Mayweather is afraid of him. Mayweahther is another one they say is too brash and bold. He needs to be put in check.
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Ali was sent to jail right? And Mayweather was sent to jail as well. Hmmmmmmm……am I seeing a pattern? Is the black man punished for not bowing down to the white man? Maybe so. But the reality is that this hatred from non black sports fans is too blatant to ignore anymore. I have challenged many white/Hispanic co workers on their obvious bias. And I can handle my own in debates. I don’t back down from ANYONE.I think it’s important to start calling these racist hateful bigots. They fear BLACK strength. They fear BLACK intelligence. They fear BLACK dominance. Basically they fear BLACK POWER. And so anytime a black man is seen as a champion it empowers the mind of the black masses. It makes black people see themselves as kings and queens and in a different light. It can change the consciousness of a people. This is a big no-no in a system of white supremacy. This is why I think Anderson Silva had to lose. He couldn’t be allowed to retire on top. He had to be knocked out and by a white man no less. Was the fight fixed? Some think so. Cree7 has a great theory on her blog. She says:
“Silva had a couple of choices last night: 1) throw the fight as “asked,” or 2) anger Dana White’s mafia thereby putting God-knows-what and God-knows-who at risk and being forced into fights with little notice, enduring “accidents” by training partners, being tasked with super-fights in which he would have to lose weight, then gain weight, etc..
And, all the while, having to cap his testosterone so as to not offend white guys. He chose #1. And, he did it in such a fashion so as to deprive white men of chest-thumping while, at the same time, protesting that he had to make that choice. His corner men were visibly concerned and confused at Silva’s agitated behavior between the first and second round. This was not the man they knew.

After Weidman obliged Silva’s repeated invitations to knock him out, Silva said he had no desire to fight for the championship. No desire to be premier exhibit of big-game being taken down by the white hunter. This was Silva’s way out—five years later than when he’d first announced it. Dana White, UFC president and spokesman, said he has other plans for Silva. Anderson Silva is TIRED.”
I think we can all relate to being tired. And I think Cree makes some excellent points. We’re all tired of this racist and hypocritical system. I’m not angry anymore at these non black fans who root against black athletes. I’ve seen it from Filipinos,Koreans,Mexicans,Cubans,Puerto Ricans etc. They ALL do it. Don’t give me that we are all “people of color” nonsense. I used to believe in that. Not anymore though. After reading the comments from racist sports fans on different blogs–I have seen the “light”. They believe the black man should be on the bottom rung of society. And a black champion of any kind threatens that anti-blackness belief system. Same goes for why white fans root against Venus and Serena Williams. Even when they play against white girls from foreign countries. The motto in AmeriKKKa is to “always root against the N****r”. From now on I will take it as a compliment when they root against us. We are such talented and gifted athletes they have to create fictional champions because they don’t exist in real life.
How many Rocky films have been made?lol
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Rooting for Rocky is like pulling for Bugs Bunny.Or Tweety Bird or Bart Simpson!lol You can keep Rocky Balboa. I’ll take Anderson Silva any day.