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Taye Diggs Clarifies Statement After Backlash

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The internet blazed with anger after Taye Diggs said he didn’t want his son to be identified as Black.

The loving father cleared up the statements in a short interview with TMZ.

‘His mother is white. His father is black, and I want him to be proud of who he is, and be able to on his own terms, include both parents. I want my son to be able to choose, what he wants to be referred to, I don’t want him to have to disinclude his mother. His mother is white. His mother is a part of his make up, and the buck stops there…It’s that simple.’

When asked how he would feel if his son decided to self-identify as White, the actor said,

‘I would say, well then, good luck with that, but that’s his choice. If somebody came to him and said ‘You are White,’ I would defend him and say, well your daddy’s black as well so don’t forget that.’

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