Actress Raven-Symone penned an open letter in response to bullying she has received after she told Oprah during an interview that she does not consider herself African American. The former Cosby kid posted the letter to her Facebook page.

From The Grio:

QUESTION: If we are taught not to repeat history by learning it. Why do we continue to repeat? We must not be learning it correctly.

What does irritate me is the bulling tone towards myself and other opinions in the blog. Keep your disrespectful, mean, hurtful, words in a diary for yourself. Personal attacking is not needed, and no matter what race, nationality, culture, or womb you came out of; strive for respect. Strive to be virtuous, so the conversation can lead to great things, other things.

Our ancestors of all races had the courage to stand up for what they believed in no matter what the fight. Back then I hope the motto wasn’t…”the more haters the better.”

We have reached a standstill in our progression as Humans. Let’s have a floor of RESPECT, KINDNESS, OPENMINDED-NESS. Showing your disagreement with my personal comments by using language you were not allowed to use as a child is just :(.

My momma reads this, and so do others. #bully

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