Kristin Davis on the 'pain' of witnessing racism against her black children

Kristin Davis recalls racist remark about her African American daughter ‘Won’t she be a great basketball player

Kristin Davis recalls racist remark about her African American daughter ‘Won’t she be a great basketball player

The Monday episode, titled "Should White People Adopt Black Kids?" saw Davis opening up about raising her now-seven-year-old daughter Gemma. She then recalled a story of how a girl at Gemma's mostly white school would hold a swing for a white friend across the playground while Gemma had already been patiently waiting for her turn.

"I had to open my mind and understand love is love", Pinket Smith concluded.

When asked about the kind of discrimination she's witnessed against her children, Kristin got emotional.

The episode focussed on the complex topic of white families adopting black children, examining how hard it can be for white parents to understand the struggles and prejudice their adopted children will face as people of colour. "It was a very harsh moment of understanding".

"It's one thing to be watching [racism] happening to other people and it's another thing when it's your child, and you haven't personally been through it".

"This is what I want to say, from a white person adopting [black children]: You absolutely do not fully understand. There's no doubt. There's no way you could", Davis said, on the latest episode of Jada Pinkett Smith's Facebook show Red Table Talk.

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Though she confessed it's impossible for her to truly understand what her children experience as people of colour, Davis added that she is no longer "casual" about racism and will openly work to ensure her children are protected from it. "It's something I think about every day and every night". "It's hard to put into words really", Kristin explained while starting to cry.

She continued: "Because you can understand that you live in white privilege, and that's a theory, and you can see things".

Davis claims that these experiences have made her realize white privilege while acknowledging the institutional racism of the United States. "How could you say that, without being just mortified?" "We have to deal with reality, and we have to prepare them".

Davis says she first observed racism towards her daughter when she was just a baby.

Davis, best known for playing Charlotte York on HBO's Sex and The City, has adopted two children - a baby son, whom she adopted in 2018, and daughter Gemma Rose, 7, whom she adopted in 2011. And I tell you, my daughter didn't bat an eye.

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