Actor Taye Diggs is the proud father of 6-year-old Walker Nathaniel Diggs. Walker’s mom, Idina Menzel, is white. But Diggs, 44, considers his son to be biracial, not black.
Diggs, like other progressive black people, says recognizing only one race in biracial children is “disrespectful” to the other parent’s race.
Diggs says he hopes society (meaning black people) won’t confuse his son by insisting he is black while ignoring the fact that his mother is white.
“I don’t want my son to be in a situation where he calls himself black and everyone thinks he has a black mom and a black dad, and then they see a white mother, they wonder, ‘Oh, what’s going on?’”
Diggs said if anyone had an issue with his opinion, “They can go fly a kite.”
After he was dragged unmercifully on Twitter.com by Black Twitter and the Black Lives Matter crowd, Diggs tweeted to clarify his statements.
“I am a proud black man. I want my son to grow up to be a proud black man if he so chooses. He has a mother who is white. He has every right to be just as proud of his mother’s ‘blood’ as well. Please wake up, people. It’s not that deep,” Taye said.
But cultural belief systems are hard to change. Black people cling so ferociously to the archaic “one-drop rule” that they are color blind to the truth. They are comforted when biracial/mixed race people identify as black.
It’s why they ignore transracial frauds like Rachel Dolezal and Shaun King who pretend to be black.