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Teena Marie, 1956 -- 2010: 'I wish I was colorless'

December 26, 2010 |  8:02 pm





  Oct. 19, 1980, Teena Marie

 
 
Oct. 19, 1980, Teena Marie
 


Oct. 19, 1980: Some people refuse to believe that Teena Marie is white, Dennis Hunt writes. "I tell them I'm white but they think I'm black and I'm trying to pass for white.... This is white skin. I'm not trying to fool anybody."

She also said: "I'm a different kind of person. Blacks and whites don't really react in any special way to me. I don't get anything negative from blacks and not really anything negative from whites now. But I will say it was different before I started getting some popularity. I don't think it was prejudice from whites as much as ignorance of something they didn't know much about. You know, I wish I was colorless sometimes."




 
  Oct. 19, 1980, Teena Marie

 
 
Oct. 19, 1980, Teena Marie

 
 
Oct. 19, 1980, Teena Marie
 

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