Wow, I think Halle is really gone over the edge. I always thought she was a very sane and level headed celebrity but I really am second guessing that with her behavior in this whole ordeal. If she would shut her mouth she would look like the loving mother who wants custody of her child, instead she looks like a jealous and angry b*tch.
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To be fair to Halle, I think it's because Halle was a subject of the one-drop theory and I remember hearing her say that her mom always emphasized that she was black and not white because society would never see her as anything other than black. I guess Halle took that to heart. The way people treat prominent biracial black people in America, it seems to be the case sadly.
Having said that, I agree the history of that idea is toxic and also agree that its stupid to force it upon people who may want to get away from that.
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Regarding this matter...custody battles tend to bring out the worst in people sometimes.I am not taking sides on this but I will say that if he had plans to release the tapes to the court,it would've been a better idea for him not to say so to the press.If you have evidence against somebody,it's kind of best they don't know usually.IMO By letting the press know that he has such tapes,(1 he's alerting Halle he has them which gives her an opportunity to come up with an answer to those tapes and to get up dirt on him and
(2 he is just gaining press for himself.If the point was to use these tapes in order to have his daughter in a good enviroment,there would be no need to let anyone outside of his lawyers know he had such tapes.That makes me question his motives.
As to the one drop theory.I have been confronted by other Natives about that.I am not for that personally.I am an enrolled Native American.But I do not only identify myself as being just Native American.I am mixed and I am equally proud of the white side of my ancestry.It's a personal choice.And my children will identify themselves as whatever they choose.
When I visited the Ebony site yesterday, it did not have a link to that article yet. Today it has an excerpt of the article.
http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b226...lans_back.htmlThough he withdrew his bid for joint custody and child support, Aubry is still pursuing a paternity action against Berry, a family court matter that will be sealed to the public.
In regards to the one-drop rule, it was actually put into law in the 20th century here in the United States, and not only in southern states. Other states had similar laws (blood fraction rules), supposedly for census purposes.
IMO, calling Halle an idiot or claiming she took her role in Queen too seriously is ludicrous, and ignores American history.
discovery that lets each side know what evidence the other is going to present, with some exceptions. It doesn't matter whether Aubry talks to the press or not (although he's better off keeping his mouth shut); Halle's lawyers already know or soon will exactly what is in those tapes.
Nahla is a gorgeous child, whatever race she is. And if her father has been part of her life and wants to be part of her life, it is a terrible thing to take that away from her.
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