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Halle Berry Speaks About Racism as a Black Woman in HollyWood (1586 hits)

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Tuesday, August 26th 2008 at 11:48PM
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I am happy to have someone as big as Halle speak up about the ills of racism. She appears to be holding it down and I find this very encouraging for me to do the same. Way to go Halle and by the way Gabriel is hot!
Wednesday, August 27th 2008 at 5:38PM
Jen Fad
I totally feel Halle. To hear her speak about a topic like this one that I can closely relate to, gives me so much respect for her. So many people pay more attention to people's looks, money/luxuries, and personal lives/relationships that they really don't know what someone is actually going through or having to deal with on a daily basis.

After relocating to S. CA to pursue a similar dream, I know how it feels to have people make blunt, racist, inappropriate comments directly in your face without thinking twice about it, and I can just imagine what she has to go through with her ethnic background (being that there are a lot of "mixed" people in S. CA, which people's nationalities always get brought up even when it's inappropriate or irrelevant to the subject) and her appearance (being that there aren't a lot of attractive people who are "in shape" walking around, either. "Yes," I did say that! She encounters the comments she experiences because they are just jealous.) You also don't see or even work with a lot of Blacks/African Americans, either. So, from what I have been told and agree with--that's why she still encounters the "blunt--in-your-face" type of racism and disrespect here. On the other hand, one primary example is what role she won an Oscar for. I think her performance in "Losing Isaiah" was excellent. Isn't it a coincidence that when she tries to become a good mother in one movie--she doesn't win an Oscar, but when she is a "bad mother" in "Monster's Ball"--she wins an Oscar! You get my the point I'm trying to make.
Tuesday, September 2nd 2008 at 1:04PM
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