What Lark is doing sends the message being black is something to hide or downplay. If this gives you cringe-worthy Raven-Symoné flashbacks, we don’t blame you.Need we remind you of the Disney star’s awkward 2014 interview with Oprah, where she also claimed to be just an American and not African American?However, she spent a majority of the last 20 years living in seclusion.Lisa Turtle was an energetic girl, whose positive energy and bright smile could light up a room.We have the receipts if you burned it from your memory.
Below is the selfie in question–notice the troubling caption right next to it. “I was not born in Africa, therefore I am not african. People in any minority group need strong public figures who aren’t ashamed of their identities and actually claim their races–or sexualities, genders, etc.–with pride.In turn, this makes people more accepting of themselves and embrace qualities they might not have in the past.