An Open Letter To Raven-Symoné

The Angry Mixed Girl

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Dear Raven-Symoné,

You don’t have to coon like this…

*Side note on my use of the word “coon” since I don’t want to be problematic. In this context I’m using the word to describe a person of color whose sole purpose is to entertain white people. The term has historical connotations. This blog defines the term and it’s history well.

Raven-Symoné is a black woman, hails from Atlanta, GA, the black Mecca of America, grew up on The Cosby Show perhaps the most black centric show in history, and has seemingly normal parents who raised her as a black woman. So why is she saying stupid shit that is damaging to the black community that *used to love and adore her. I say used to because I think a lot of black people are tired of her, but also feel sorry for her. Cooning is…

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Author: Geo Gee

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