Now I love Eve, the pit bull in a skirt-turned-“it” girl on the Hollywood scene, and her relationship with British entrepreneur and racecar driver Maximillion Cooper is beautiful. But her thoughts about biracial babies and especially her childrearing philosophy has me cocking an eyebrow: Eve says she plans to raise her kids to be “colorblind.”
Eve made the revelation in Vibe Vixen, in an interview to promote Lip Lock, her new album dropping May 14:
“I want them to be colorblind, but I do want them to understand both sides of themselves. I’m a Black woman and I love being a Black woman. And I think my child should know that Black part of themselves. But obviously at the same time, their father would be White and I would want them to know that side of themselves. And British! That’s a whole other situation. [laughs] But in doing that, I think they can be colorblind. I don’t want them to see color. I never did. I grew up in the ’hood and my mother was very good at it not being a Black thing, even though I grew up around all Black people. I want them to want to know everything about all kinds of races. And hopefully they will.”
*Deep sigh* I get it: Eve is no longer a stripper. She’s no longer hunched over a motorcycle in leather catsuits, her panther paw breast tattoos announcing her cleavage. She’s not Harlem shaking with her Ruff Ryders crew or pounding the pavement in her old Philadelphia ’hood. She’s spending time in London. A lot of it. She’s fallen for a white British dude. Hard. And she’s living the life of a star who can remove herself from the bondage of race and all the foolish, illogical, foul things that come with it because, well, she’s breathing the rarified air of celebrity. Sometimes, that air does a fine job of helping you forget…
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