Raven Symoné and I are both twenty-nine years old, so I’m always interested in her insight or opinion on the hit television show “The View.”
Monday July 05, 2015 on The View, Whoopi Goldberg, Raven Symoné, Nicolle Wallace, and special guest Candace Cameron were discussing Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson who wrote an article stating “that he was no longer taking selfies with people.”
During this conversation on the View, Raven-Symoné stated, “I mean, I don’t have a problem with selfies as long as you ask me first, I actually don’t like signing my name anymore because my hand gets a cramp. If you want me to vote for you—”
However Raven Symoné couldn’t finish her sentence without Nicolle Wallace, (white republican analyst) interrupting her to ask, “Are you that famous?” while bursting into laughter.
Raven Symoné responded, “And that’s why I love you, Nicolle,” “Keep me in check, as you should. Keep me right in check.”
I cringed when I saw Raven’s response to Nicolle Wallace. Raven Symoné can’t identify when white supremacy is a seat away from her. Nicole’s response to Raven Symone was very rude, but it was genuine.
Nicolle Wallace thinks Raven Symoné is solely the Disney star from “That’s so Raven” or the African American who don’t identify with her black culture, but oddly it was Whoopi the other black woman on the show who came to Raven Symoné’s rescue as she was being nicely insulted.
Whoopi Goldberg said, “You still got a TV show. You’re on this one.”
Nicolle Wallace wouldn’t know anything about “Olivia” the black child star from The Cosby Show, who memorized monologues at the age of three and four with more charisma as a child than Nicolle has an adult.
Lights, camera, and action has Raven Symoné out of touch with the realities of black and white, and it doesn’t matter how often Nicolle and Raven Symoné share laughs, or how often Raven doesn’t want to be identified as black, it showed Monday, Raven “you still a ni#$a, even on prime time television.”