A Year in the Black and White Debate

Mary Jane is up on everything pertaining to our community.

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FKA Twigs and Robert Patterson - This summer, FKA Twigs received a lot of scrutiny for her biracial background and her relationship with Twilight actor Robert Patterson.(Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images)

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Raven-Symoné  - This year, Raven told Oprah that she is American, not African-American. Her comments triggered a backlash from Black Twitter and had them putting her in her proper place.(Photo: JDH Imagez / Splash News)

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Zendaya  - Earlier this year, Giuliana Rancic played our girl Zendaya's hair. She had the nerve to say her luscious locs looked like they smelled like weed and patchouli oil. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Go Red)

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Idris Elba  - Some had the nerve to suggest that Idris Elba is "too street" to play the role of James Bond. (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Rachel Dolezal - Rachel offered comedic relief to us all over the summer. She thought she was actually Black.(Photo: Anthony Quintano/NBC News via AP)

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Rachel Dolezal - Rachel offered comedic relief to us all over the summer. She thought she was actually Black.(Photo: Anthony Quintano/NBC News via AP)

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Taye Diggs - Actor Taye Diggs told us not to refer to his son as African-American. He wants us to refer to him as biracial.(Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images)