Taye Diggs Hate All You Want! Black or White ... It's Up to My Son

11/18/2015 2:16 PM PST

Taye Diggs is getting destroyed for saying he doesn't want his son to be labeled black -- but he'd like to remind all the Internet trolls ... he can raise HIS son however HE sees fit.

Diggs has been trending all day ... after he did an interview telling The Grio he doesn't want his son to disrespect his mother, Idina Menzel's heritage by identifying himself as just black.

Twitter came at Taye, hard -- saying he has "self hate issues" and "Somebody tell Taye Diggs Black man + white lady = black baby, that's just how it is, bro."

Well, check out Taye's reply to all the criticism ... he not only stands his ground, he addresses this -- what if his son wants to identify as white??!!

BTW, this all started over Taye's new children's book, "Mixed Me."