Lisa Bonet’s Daughter Explains Why She Couldn’t Connect With Being Black
Actress Lisa Bonet’s and vocalist Lenny Kravitz’s 29 year old daughter, Zoe’ Kravitz, not so far participated in an interview with Nylon Magazine, where she mentioned that she did not familiar with what it meant to be Black. She was confused as all get out about her heritage,
so she instead identified with being White. Currently, let’s keep in the head that, to her credit, both of her parents are biracial – Lisa is White and Black; and Lenny’s mom was the late African American actress, Roxie Roker (“Helen” from The Jefferson’s TV show)
and his dad was White- so Zoe’ is also of mixed heritage. Peep what Zoe’ described about why she could not attach with being Black nevertheless… Through- Nylon Magazine: As one of few black children in her predominately white school, she remembers saying stuffs like,
“I’m just as white as y’all,” to her classmates. “I identified with white culture, and I desired to fit in,” she says. “I didn’t identify with black culture, like, I didn’t like Tyler Perry films, and I wasn’t into hip-hop music. I liked Neil Young.” But as time goes on, her views shifted.
“Black culture is so much deeper than that,” she told, “but somehow that is what’s fed via the media. That’s what people see. That’s what I saw. But then I got older and heard to A Tribe Called Quest and watched movies with Sidney Poitier, and heard Billie Holiday and Nina Simone.
I had to un-brainwash myself. It’s my mission, especially as an celebrity.” A big tenet of this undertaking including choosing characters that don’t targets on her race.
“I don’t want to play everyone’s best friend,” she described. “I don’t want to play the character of a girl struggling in the ghetto. It’s not that that story isn’t essential, but I saw patterns and was like, ‘I don’t relate to these people.’