Quote Of The Day: Paula Patton Is Offended By The Term “Biracial”

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News, Quote of The Day, Something New

We posted a quote from Paula Patton’s interview with Women’s Health magazine last month about her husband Robin Thicke being super duper proud of his super duper sperm. And here’s another gem from that article where the knocked up banger reveals she’s offended by the term biracial.

“I find [the term biracial] offensive. It’s a way for people to separate themselves from African-Americans….a way of saying ‘I’m better than that,’” says Paula, who is expecting her first son with crooner hubby Robin Thicke this spring. “I’m black because that’s the way the world sees me. People aren’t calling Barack Obama biracial. Most people think there’s a black president….People judged me because I was light-skinned. [They’d assume] I didn’t want to be part of the black race,” she says.



  • Gimmeabreak78

    I guess. It’s now offensive to call someone biracial if each of her parents is a different race? If she identifies more with black people, fine. However, I never thought the term “biracial” was a cultural identifier.

  • yoyo

    that term bi-racial is offensive. i prefer the term ‘mutt or ‘half-breed

  • Soul Touch

    Yes, most people look at those that are biracial as black. But, one would say that by not noting that you are biracial you are not giving respects to the other race(s) running through your veins.

  • sexcblack

    Interesting point, I guess it comes down to personal perception.

    What about biracial people who want their “white” heritage to be recognised too?

    I know many people who don’t refer to Obama as Black but biracial….

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  • Matix B Gaza Mi Sa

    Well we’ve been down this road before. Just like Paula said in the interview it’s all about perception. I have three different races in me but I identify as Black so go fiqure. Nobody is 100% pure so get over it!

  • Gimmeabreak78

    @Soul Touch

    Good morning. What if neither half is black? For example, John Gosselin? Does he object to being referred to as biracial as well?

  • Marquis de Sade

    Hey, she’s just bein’ realistic. She knows like any sane person livin’ in America, that the “ONE DROP RULE” still applies. It is what it be…Sides, it ain’t like she could p.a.s.s. for white, ala “IMITATION OF LIFE” :lol:

  • ellegirl889

    Who cares!!! My boyfriend thinks the same with me. He- is eight years older than me, lol. We met online at- A_g_e_m_i_n_g_le @ c.o..m a nice and free place for Younger- Women and Older Men, or Older Women and Younger Men, to- interact with each other. Maybe you wanna check out or- tell your friends.

  • Rihanna's Sharp n Pointy Witchy Fingernails Took The Oath

    As a someone with black and white in my family tree, I agree. I see myself as an African woman in America. I know plenty of people who are black/white or some other combo who love calling themselves biracial. There is this female on her that calls herself something like “biracial mom” like it’s a badge. I don’t believe in Jim Crowe thinking either, but Black is so beautiful I want to cling to it. I feel proud to call myself African.

  • Aunt Viv

    I think she brings up a good point about the term biracial, and I think perception, both personal and societal, is a huge factor.

  • Man, I just don't care™

    All I know is that bytch is fine as h3ll! DAYUM.

  • cubevision

    loooll @ yoyo you missed out half cast

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    I understand & respect her opinion, but I feel as though when a person has parents of TWO DIFFERENT races and they call themselves “biracial”, they’re just EMBRACING BOTH races and not leaving the other one out – out of respect for both of the parents that brought them into this world and whose lineage they come from…

  • girlshoes

    @Gimmeabreak78 u have a point, Jessica Alba is biracial, and It is so obvious that John Gossling is mixed! John Gossling is biracial, but their race isn’t an issue.

    There are many biracial people that is not of african american descent, but its not an issue. If you add african american blood into it, race becomes an issue…
    Identifying your race becomes an issue when someone is of african american descent.

    Its seems like having blood from a black person is poison. Like black blood spoils the ingrediants all together… i guess…

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