Here's Why Amber Rose Doesn't Identify as a Black Woman

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 19:  Amber Rose presents at the 2016 iHeartRADIO MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ> on June 19, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Ernesto Distefano/Getty Images)

Here's Why Amber Rose Doesn't Identify as a Black Woman

The talk show host breaks it down.

Published August 19, 2016

Amber Rose appeared on Refinery 29's "29 Questions" video series to talk all things beauty, sex and...race. While her comments about anal and eyelashes are all in good fun, it's when she starts talking about being multiracial that the record starts to skip.

In the clip, Amber is asked how she feels having her biracial identity often called into question. "It's irritating as f**k," she begins. "Being multiracial, a lot of people expect you to pick and choose a side."

She continues, "I did an interview, and they were like, 'Do you consider yourself a Black woman?' And I was like, 'No!' and the internet cut it off right at that point!" She goes on to say, "I embrace all of my culture. You don't have to pick and choose a side. That's what keeps racism alive."

Watch her response in full, starting at about 2:25, below:

For someone who so perfectly explains concepts like consent and slut-shaming, Amber certainly failed this one. 

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Ernesto Distefano/Getty Images)


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