Thursday, October 2, 2014

Jessica Alba's Daughters Face Racial Identity Issues

Jessica Alba suspects her daughters will have complicated racial identity issues because both she and her husband are mixed race with three different nationalities.

Jessica Alba feels Latina thanks to her father’s Mexican roots, but she knows that topics of race and identity won’t be so clear cut for her children.
The “Sin City” star is the face of Glam Belleza Latina’s Fall issue and spoke to the magazine about her heritage and why race becomes a more complicated for her daughters’ generation.
When the topic of identity comes up, the actress has never hesitated to side with her Latina roots -- something she says won’t be so simple for daughters Honor, 6, and Haven, 2.
“It’s always been the same. I’ve always felt closer to being a Latina than anything else, because I grew up with my dad’s family, who are Mexican American,” Alba told Glam. 
“I never really identified any other way. But I think that today it’s less and less about having to identify with one race and holding on to that completely. I mean, my kids are African American and Caucasian on their dad’s side, and Latino and Caucasian on my side.”
“People just look at themselves as humans,” the star continued. “It’s more about who they want to be. They think, do I want to be a president? Or do I want to be an entrepreneur? Or do I want to be in fashion? Or do I want to be in banking? Everybody’s much more open, especially the newer generation, and [they] identify with someone’s strengths and who they are inside.”
Jacked from Huffington Post


Anonymous said...

Bitch stop!! since when are you claiming any AF roots and you know damn well you and your husband check off white on any applications, and you kids will too, as for the AF roots I don't see nan reflected in either your ugly ass kids or yourselves, so please stop!! we all know your self hating ass was not trying to claim any other roots other than clear. I guess she ain't been in the news lately so this lame topic is what should get people talking but will not, hoe sit down we know which side your on bye felisha!!!

Niyabinghi Warrior said...

Bitch please since when do you and your "husband" repp your "african american" roots, I guess business must be slow so lets pander to the niggas, this self hating whore is so transparent bitch begone!!! no one is buying your overpriced shit!!

Anonymous said...

Aww poor dat

zeeedeee said...

You just can't "explain" the black don't work like that..Jessica get your ass in this here _/ cause you sound TIRED!

Anonymous said...

Well you ladies said everything I was thinking.

Anonymous said...

Everybody wants to be black until it's no longer convenient to be black.

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