Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Mixed-Race Celebrity: Terrence Howard

Expand Messages
  • multiracialbookclub
    Mixed-race Celebrity: Terrence Howard A broadcast of Oprah show once featured the cast of (and focused the show on) -- the movie Crash . On that broadcast,
    Message 1 of 1 , May 4, 2007
      Mixed-race Celebrity: Terrence Howard

      A broadcast of 
      'Oprah' show once featured the cast
      of (and focused the show on) -- the movie 'Crash'.

      On that broadcast, actor Terrence Howard
      (who plays the role of actress Thandie
      Newton's husband in the film) shared things
      about his life's experiences that were intriguing.

                            Image Preview

      On the Oprah show Terrence Howard explained that

      1) He is "the product of a 'Mixed'-Marriage" ...

      in that...

      2) Both of his parents are "of 'Mixed'-Race Lineage" ...

      and that ...

      3) His father, however, looks 'Whiter'
      in appearance than does his mother ...

      and that ...

      4) They were generally mistaken to be an "Interracial Couple"
      (rather than as being the "Mixed-Race couple" that they were)...

      and how ...

      5) As a result of his 'Mixed'-Race Parents difference
      in shading as well as their other pheno-typical features

      and of children's MGM-Mixed lineage being obvious in their
      various appearances ... the family often experienced
      issues from pretty much 'every' group (and he also
      shared two heart wrenching encounters in particular)

      6) He had to learn from his experiences with racism that
      ... he could not blame or hold a grudge against any 'one'
      group in particular nor could he see himself as a 'victim'
      of or 'superior' to anybody -- but rather had to enter
      situations as "an observer" of human behavior and
      learn to also react to ignorant people in a manner
      which would help the situation -- not worsen it.

      Actress, Thandie Newton -- who is of FGM-Mixed/Biracial
      lineage --– also made a point that was very similar to and along the
      same lines as was Terrence Howard's final point AND she seemed
      to be quite supportive of Terrence Howard's decision to acknowledge
      that he is, in fact. `Mixed'-race (he is of the MGM-Mixed variety).

      The points Howard made about his family's lineage; their
      resulting phenotype; and even some of their day-to-day
      experiences as 'Mixed' people -- sounded so similar to
      that of my own and that of so many other Mixed people
      I know – that I was amazed at how often `The Mixed-race
      Experience' (as it has been referred to) overlaps so many
      different types and lives of Mixed-race people and groups.

      In addition, it was refreshing to see that being
      'Mixed'-Race ... as the result of "having parents
      who were of 'Mixed'-Lineage" was ALSO being acknowledged
      rather than having `Mixed'-Race being seen ONLY
      as the result of a person "having parents who
      were a part of an Interracial-Union" or
      had been placed into two (2) separate
      "Racial" categorizations (as the world so
      commonly, and clearly mistakenly, sees it).

      Related Link: 
      Terrence Howard's 'Crash' Moment  

      MGM-Mixed= `Multi'-Generational Multiracially-Mixed
      FGM-Mixed= `First'-Generational Multiracially-Mixed]

      More Links of Interest:


    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.