Halle Berry Says Her Half-White Daughter Is Black: Is She?
SodaHead Celebs 2011/02/08 22:00:00
Discussing her bitter custody battle with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry over daughter Nahla, Halle Berry made some controversial statements about the child's ethnicity.
Berry told Ebony magazine, "I feel like [Nahla] is black. I'm black and I'm her mother and I believe in the one-drop theory."
The one-drop theory, according to USA today, was a rule used in America during segregation to define anyone who wasn't completely white as not being white.
Berry is the daughter of an African-American father and a Caucasian mother, so she has also struggled with her identity. Although, that means Nahla is technically only a quarter black.
Berry explained, "What I think is that that's something she's going to have to decide. I'm not going to put a label on it. I had to decide for myself and that's what she's going to have to decide -- how she identifies herself in the world....But I feel like she's black."
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