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Though Eve is back on the scene with a new album “Liplock,” she really never left the blogosphere due to her relationship with race car driver, Maximillion Cooper. Though she’s said “she can’t believe she’s with a white dude,” the rapper is head over heels for the British entrepreneur and is talking marriage and children with him.

The “pitbull in a skirt” opened up to Vibe Vixen about how she’d approach race while marrying biracial children:

I want them to be colorblind, but I do want them to understand both sides of themselves. I’m a black woman and I love being a black woman. And I think my child should know that black part of themselves. But obviously at the same time, their father would be white and I would want them to know that side of themselves. And British! That’s a whole other situation (laughs). But in doing that, I think they can be colorblind. I don’t want them to see color. I never did. I grew up in the hood and my mother was very good at it not being a black thing, even though I grew up around all black people. I want them to want to know everything about all kinds of races. And hopefully they will.

Her words echo Kim Kardashian’s, who was recently quoted as saying:

The most important thing is, the way I want to raise my children is to not see color.

Do you think it’s possible to be colorblind in this day and age?

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  • Not sure what connecting to individual white people has to do with putting white people on a pedestal. Don’t be so sure that only self-hatred or some pitiful fetishizing of whiteness is what drives those connections. I can tell you that this African-American woman has loved, and still loves, black men. Even so, the man with whom I share just the right mix of values, world view, gifts, baggage, and just plain nuttiness comes from Eastern Europe. Does that mean there are no men of African descent with whom I might have found the right mix? Of course not — but he was there.

    • Totally agree. And by the way, if any idol worshipping HAD been going on, being married to someone of another race is the QUICKEST way to smash those feet of clay. (Shoot, my husband has been known to state that I married him so I could spend all day dissing white people, lol!)

      Also, while it’s true that white people haven’t devoted a bunch of websites to discussing interracial relationships, clearly it takes two to tango, and it’s completely normal for the non-dominant race (that’s us, folks–nothing to do with our capabilities, see paragraph one) to spend all kinds of time figuring out the dominate race. It’s called SURVIVAL, and it’s real. Sometimes it makes us a little too obsessed with white folks, but it’s not a sign of self-hate. Far from it, in my view.

    • harlem

      Sorry but I don’t agree. There are waaaaay too many black blogs focused on how to get a white man. Survival? How does trying to assimilate into a race that is hostile to your own a survival tactic?

    • Wait a minute… I thought earlier you mentioned sites about interracial dating? That is, how to manage the relationship once the deed is done. I frankly DON’T understand a site about how to get a white guy. Never been on one of those.

      But to respond to your larger question, learning about (not learning how to assimilate into) the dominant group is most certainly about survival, and this principal also explains the slew of never-ending books about how women can understand men better. Same diff.

    • talaktochoba

      and since when do we need white people to survive?

      that is most certainly a classic psychology of self-hate–nothing in all the millennia of human existence even suggests we need white people–in fact, it has ALWAYS been the other way around;

      and newsflash–white people are no longer the dominant race in this country…why do you think Limbaugh and the birthers and tea partyers are so upset?

      hint–it certainly isn’t because Eve has developed a case of Diana Ross Disease, or they’ve convinced some dumb black actress to pretend she’s Condoleeza Rice and Sally Hemmings all rolled into one wench every thursday…

    • Well, we’re most certainly going to have to agree to disagree here, but when I say “dominant” I mean by and large, white folks are in control of the socioeconomic and political structures. People of color may have had the power to vote Obama in, but our unemployment rate is still TWICE that of whites, our net worth is ONE TENTH of whites, our children graduate from high school 50% less often than whites, and I think you get what I’m saying. NONE of this has anything to do with our worth or capabilities as a RACE. Much of it has to do with POWER, with who controls the national purse strings. And this truth falls right in line with our discussion, because what have we all been saying?–That it’s not good for black folks to be colorblind because white folks ain’t colorblind. And if WE were the dominant race, then this stance would make no sense at all. We’d have no NEED (that’s where the word comes in) to teach our children anything about racism or how white folks are going to perceive us or whatever.

    • talaktochoba

      yes, we will have to disagree;

      first, whatever net worth we have, it must be substantial, because every time i turn around, there’s a new white firm in our neighbourhood trying to take our little money, from liquor to rap videos;

      the main reason our children fail to graduate is that there’s no one at home pushing and supporting them–and i know family situations are acute here, but there is SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE who can step in to help guide a child…it doesn’t always have to be “blindside”;

      we must also learn to employ ourselves, love ourselves, marry ourselves, support and service ourselves, because it is clear after four centuries no one else will unless there is a war somewhere;

      don’t tell me it cannot be done because our unique history–enslavement–makes us uniquely difficult to achieve, not after we have achieved so much after 400 years with so little…

  • BeanBean

    Raising a color blind child is nice in theory, but impossible in practice. Color and race is, has been, and will be a major factor in a person’s life. I have a biracial boy, but he looks white, probably italian. I see how he is treated differently than my nephews of the exact same age who are full black. Eve can’t be this naive.

  • harlem

    @crystal spraggins. I have no desire to assimilate into the larger group. That isn’t survival. It’s surrender.

  • Rob

    Interracial marriage became legal when a black woman married a white man . A little history about Virginian Mildred Jeter. Brotha’s had nothing to do with making it legal in the US so stop ripping brotha’s for marrying white women we didn’t started LOL !

  • Jeff A.

    Eve is correct, people need to get over their qualms of working together and transcend. Assimilation is the only long term survival strategy for America as a whole. A “Fight the power” mentality is exactly what will keep an entire race oppressed indefinitely. Look around people and see what’s happening. The asians are robbing America blind, they have figured out how to survive and have their communities flourish in America in just a few decades (while sending trillions back to their homelands). Black people need to open their eyes and get their shit together. This isn’t a white and black thing anymore, this is about surviving in a rapidly expanding global economy. It’s time to shed passe stupid bullshit mindsets that are holding people back from progress. Or you can keep thinking that way if you want, and eventually you’ll be cast into an oblivion. When faced with the prospect of change, always bet on change.