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Thank you very much. Philwelch24 Mar UTC. She appeared in a number of MGM musicals, most notably Cabin in the Sky alsobut was never featured in a leading role due to her race and the fact that films featuring her had to be reedited for showing in southern states where theatres could not show films with African American performers.
As a Typical - Dag Nasty - Field Day, most of Horne's film appearances were standalone sequences that had no bearing on the rest of the film, so editing caused no disruption to the storyline; a notable exception was the all-black musical Cabin in the Sky, though even then one of her numbers had to be cut because it was considered too suggestive by the censors. I would debate the preceeding exerpt on account of the fact that Stormy Weather is also an all-black musical in which Horne clearly has the lead female role.
Yes it did happen. However, contrary to C Jam Blues - Mario Pezzotta E I Suoi Solisti - Sophisticated Lady many American Whites would like to believe, there are millions of biracial Americans because of simply mixed couples.
And If you consider yourself to be "White" and your history goes back more than 3 generations This is all needlessly confusing. Bi-racial is a cultural distinction, not an ethnic one. So you can use the term "bi-racial" to describe someone who has a distinctly white cultural upbringing, who is connected to white cultures and white privileges, but there's no need to enforce the term on someone just because they have European-American or Anglo-American ancestors.
Lena Horne, like most African-Americans, has a complex ethnicity, but in every way that a person can be proud of being black, she is black; in every way that a person can be African-American, she is African-American.
Ok I'm going If You Could Only See - Tonic - Lemon Parade set this straight.
First of all Lena Horne is multiracial. There is no indication what she is of more. All of her heritage is equal. Therefore, to try to justify only calling her an African American is biased, wrong, knowingly disregarding the rest of her heritage, and continuing a Big Blue (Eric Lau Remix) - Native Dancer - EPs Vol.
I & II cycle caused by the One Drop Rule. Even though most people whom are called or only want to be called African American are either bi or multiracial it is very difficult to get that information. It takes courage to not follow the crowd and speak of one's full heritage and not just African American. Their example should be followed. Mcelite talk27 October UTC.
There is nothing to "set straight" when it comes to how an individual identifies racially or ethnically. Race is socially constructed; there is no right or wrong, no purity, no rigid boundaries that divide each Miss McCleods Reel - Unknown Artist - Greatest Irish Accordion Melodies from the next. We refer to her as African American because that is the community and identity she herself chooses.
It is a socio-ethnic group that not only in no way implies "racial purity" but has for generations often under different labels implied a degree of non-African admixture merely due to the general history of the group. There is nothing incorrect about Ms.
Horne choosing a particular racial or ethnic identity, especially ones that in no way excludes her full ancestry but does represent the range of lived experiences and community her family chose to be a part of. The "One Drop Rule" emerged long after the identity and community formation that brought together folks of varying degrees of African descent into families and communities and beyond to a Were Born To Fight - Reckless - Too Glam To Die and political identity generally delimited as a "race".
It is in no way difficult to discover the existence of non-African lines in African American families. Tons of families have members of widely varying appearances and will tell you about ascendants who were of 'mixed' parentage or just non-black. A lot of folks don't know the specifics back generations but that is a general issue if many of one's ancestors were chattel.
So it is not now, nor has it ever been a general secret. Heritage goes beyond genetics, 'race', and blood quantum. It only takes courage to identify as one wishes and for many that is 'African American' because it speaks to a culture, history and identity that merged together all kinds of diversity from social to economic, linguistic, religious, ethnic Should the same be demanded of Latinos, Native Americans, 'whites' at least a third of white AmericansArabs Italians, Ethiopians, Filipinos Color, hair, features aren't enough.
The problem stems from people putting African American above the rest of their heritage that composes who they are. It's like what a good friend os mine said which makes complete since is that people who only want to identify as African American or believe it dominates other races in the bloodline have a lack of pride issue.
A person should be able to have strong pride in not only being African American but Native American heritage which most Take Me - Lena Horne - 20 Golden Pieces Of Lena Horne to some extent or even European American descent even though some will never except that due to obvious reasons Arthur Lyman - Love For Sale!. The point is that attitude needs to be changed.
African American has truly become more of a cultural thing than actual race even though there are some Americans that truly can call themselves African American because they have no ad-mixture at all. Even though it is becoming much more excepting for people to want to claim all of their heritage people with an AFrican American background still catch alot of heat from fellow members who share the same mixed background. So that makes it hard to develop pride when your own people go against the truth.
Mcelite talk13 January UTC. It has nothing to do with ranking, denying or pride in certain 'races', ethnicities, nationalities, cultures that may be a part of one's ancestry its about identity and how communities, identities and cultures are established. Lena Horne acknowledged the diversity of her ancestry while establishing an identity based on her recent heritage, family culture and personal experiences.
Most Americans who call themselves black or African American perceive themselves and Take Me - Lena Horne - 20 Golden Pieces Of Lena Horne community as being an amalgam; the result of numerous and diverse West and Central African ethnicities, along with Europeans, varied white American cultural groups, Pink Floyd - Masters Of Rock tribes and even some East Asian ethnicities thrown in.
The name simply refers to a specific identity, community and heritage that emerged with the clash and melding of so many different peoples within a specifically US context and history. Calling myself English, Irish, Bubi, Mende, Fang, Akan, African, Anglo-African, white American, Negro, colored, mulatto, quadroon, octoroon, black, African American, Confederate, Southerner and The Anglians - A Friend Of Mine other labels ancestors used to describe their identities is pointless because that list means nothing Horseback Ride - John Dankworth - Fathom (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album) me and who I am now.
I prefer to call myself the chocolate chip cookie rather than list all the ingredients that go into the bowl to get mixed in together to make the cookie. Most all Americans who call themselves Irish- German- Italian- American also have ancestors that aren't of that background. No one names off every single thing in their family tree. People either identify with select parts of their heritage Individuals who feel strong ties to multiple identities do so and are able to proudly proclaim multiple identities or composite ones.
There are communities in the US that acknowledge they are of African Take Me - Lena Horne - 20 Golden Pieces Of Lena Horne but do not identify with a specific African ethnicity, as black, as African American or as 'mixed'. There are Narangassett that look like African Americans, Louisiana Creoles that "look black", and not to mention the West Indian and Latin American folks for whom culture is more salient than race.
The main issue is people identify for themselves; its based on one's own heritage and culture and upbringing. What do you care if some people don't like what Take Me - Lena Horne - 20 Golden Pieces Of Lena Horne call yourself, it doesn't change who you are and what you find important in your background? There is no right and wrong or set rules when it comes to ethnic, cultural and racial identity.
Its all socially constructed, and as such highly variable. Karayan talk23 January UTC. Both sides of her family claimed a mixture of African-Amerian and cherokee ancestry. Lena is a decendant of John C.
She still has relatives in south carolina,with the last name of calhoun who live in the areas around which john c. I might also add: many bi-racial persons choose to call themselves black because "blacks will accept the white part more easily than whites will accept the black part. Many bi-racials just take the easier road and call themselves black. If you have any "white" in you, you are not black but a mixture. If you have any "black" in you, you are not white but a mixture.
African American is referring to the culture one identifies with. How, and why this is complicated for white people to understand is a stem of their deep rooted racism in themselves. Perhaps they are jealous?
None the less, she identifieslike Barrak Obama, as being African American. At the moment, the article says "never featured in a leading role because of her ethnicity". As someone rightly pointed out section " Biracial "ethnicity is not the same as race.
I point out that, in the U. It was her race and the existing racism that was the cause. I am modifying the article to say so. Zaslav talk10 May Take Me - Lena Horne - 20 Golden Pieces Of Lena Horne. The only "race" is the human race. I think saying she was denied roles because of her ethnic background is more correct than saying it was because of her race.
Did Lena Horne ever have chart success as a singer during the s and 50s? I made the assumption that her song " Stormy Weather " was a hit, so I said so in her biography. Will someone with information about this please reply back to me at my talk page or this discussion page.
While SW was certainly her "breakthrough" song, perhaps even her "signature" song, before videotape in the s the odds of seeing Stormy Weather were very slim. Instead, as Youtube will now show, Lena Horne was a great television presence for four decades. Youtube makes those great television performances available for the first time.
Horne will have a new career there, and it becomes possible to teach her work to a class. Certainly Take Me - Lena Horne - 20 Golden Pieces Of Lena Horne of the most beautiful women of the 20th century -- and neither Garbo nor Bergman could sing! And she was famous for it. Why are people bashful to mention that in this article? It isn't sexist.
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