Kerry Washington is quickly becoming one of those actresses that can do no wrong in my book. If she continue to make statements like this one she'll be on my list of celebrity 'Friends in My Head'.
Kerry recently sat down for a interview with The Guardian and the issue of a post-racial society came up. What she said is something that I've been saying forever.
Here is what she said:
"I don't believe in post-racial. It's like saying we should live in a post-gender world. But I love being a woman! I am interested in living in a post-sexist world and feel the same about race. I don't want to live in a post-race world because being black is really exciting. I mean" – she laughs – "it's who I am. I'm a woman, black, from New York, Aquarius – these are things that create who I am. I'm interested in living in a post-racist world, where being African American doesn't dictate limitations on what I can do – but I don't want to live post-race. Our differences are so fascinating and wonderful. We don't want to all be the same. Who wants that? Hitler did, but who else?"
I love her for this.