L’Oreal and their spokeswoman Beyoncé are making headlines again. (The company who was once accused of excessive lightening the singer’s skin.) Now people are pointing the finger at how Beyoncé chose to identify herself.
Some are taking offense to the fact that instead of listing just African American, Beyoncé mentions the fact that she’s Native American and French.
The argument is that it’s assumed that black people in America (and across the world, really) are by default a mixture of several ethnicities, so why take the time to highlight your non-black heritage.
Others speculate that this is much to do about nothing.
What do you think? Should we be offended by the way Beyoncé chooses to identify herself or is this ad indicative of black people taking pride in being anything but black?