Amber Rose Reveals Family Missed Wedding With Wiz Khalifa Because He’s Black In “Light Girls” Documentary
This is pretty sad. Amber Rose is featured in the latest Bill Duke documentary “Light Girls” which aired on OWN this week. During the film she reveals a number of her older family members skipped her wedding because she married a black man. She describes how her mom’s generation was raised to believe they were superior because they are Creole and says that upbringing influenced her mother’s decision to have children with a white man.
Via Voice-Online reports:
MODEL AMBER Rose has revealed that some of her family chose to miss her wedding to rapper Wiz Khalifa because of their prejudice against black people.
The mother-of-one, who loves to show off her womanly curves, shared personal stories of ‘shadism’ in an interview for the Oprah Winfrey Network programme, Light Girls.
“With my family, they feel like they’re more superior or better than an African American because we’re Creole and we have culture and that’s something I battle with most of my life,” she explained.
“It’s more of the older people in my family.”
Rose goes on to suggest that some of her family didn’t attend her wedding because she married a black man. And even though they divorced a year later, to this day, that reality still upsets her tremendously.
“It’s such a sensitive subject that it’s hard to explain yourself without sounding mean or bitter or angry, but I am,” she shared.
“I’m angry that my family is like that and they want to pass so bad that they raise my mom and my uncles and my aunts to not fully know their culture.”
That is pretty upsetting. It must be really weird for Amber because it seems like so many black people believe she’s “white” anyway. How would you respond if your family held these kinds of views? We hate to generalize but it seems like many non-African Americans have a similar attitude toward American blacks. Why is there such a separation between Blacks in the diaspora?