December 09, 2003
Putting to Rest

It was keeping me awake, thinking, wait, if the Simple Life's Nicole Richie is Lionel Richie's daughter, wouldn't that mean that there's a black woman working some hillbilly's farm?

Posted by kevin slavin at December 09, 2003 02:00 PM

Saturation pondering Nicole Richie's ethnicity! All right! I say we do a face off with some southerners and also ponder if she's adopted!

A preview....

"white people don't get it. I have white friends, my mother in law is white, but white people just are in a lot of denial about genetics. Most black people are mixed. White men used to love them some (slang for effect) dark meat back in the days of slavery and there is a built in amount of mixed blood black folks have. Additionally, blacks and native americans got along very well and intermarried. To make matters worse, because white people DIDN'T and still don't get it, tons of black people "passed" and called themselves white when they weren't, so even the white people you know aren't necessarily all white. Black can be watered down and all those recessive genes make a lot of weird stuff happen, even between two black people.

Race is such a made-up, meaningless concept anyhow. It doesn't automatically say anything about class, intelligence, upbringing, values, etc. No wonder everybody's confused."

Posted by: Ms Elia on December 9, 2003 02:56 PM

i hear she is adopted, for real.

Posted by: saul on December 9, 2003 03:00 PM

I just read that she was adopted and that her birth parents worked for Lionel Richie at one time. So...there you have it!! HOWEVER, Ms. Elia is right...genetics are really weird when it comes to so-called "race mixing" and that could hypothetically be his biological daughter!

Posted by: Tamara on January 14, 2004 06:37 PM
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