Actress Rashida Jones, daughter of music legend Quincy Jones, has suffered racism her entire life, because she is mixed-race.
The 32-year-old has a black father and a white Jewish mother – actress Peggy Lipton.
Jones says that throughout her life black and white social groups have alienated her. Even while attending Harvard University, Jones said she was not able to join a black sorority house.
She says, “I definitely learned my lesson. I’m back to that place were I’m like, ‘You know what? I’m black, I’m white, I’m Jewish, I’m Irish, I’m Portuguese, I’m Welsh, what the f**k ever.’ To me it’s so inconsequential. “People still say things to me like, ‘Oh my god, you’re black? I would’ve never guessed that.’ And I just think, I can’t help your ignorance. There are bi-racial people who look like me or who look like Alicia Keys or who look like Halle Berry. I’m so proud to be so many things.”