Sex and the City star Kristin Davis speaks on Red Table Talk episode “Should White People Adopt Black Kids?”
Read on to get more details and how Kristin Davis answers the hard questions on white people adopting black kids and dealing with racism...
CelebNMusic247.com reports that Kristin Davis answers the questions from Jada Pinkett-Smith who asked did you want to adopt a black child?
Kristin Davis explains that the last eight years have opened her eyes to the extent of her white privilege. She explains that its a long process before actually adopting. Davis revealed that there are courses on adopting black children, one being hair, will the white parent integrate black culture into the child’s life. Kristen also revealed that birth mothers choose her to be the parent. She says that birth mothers only do this because their situation is turbulent a
She adds that white people will “never fully understand” having white privilege. Adopting a black child is a whole different thing, it’s hard to endure.
There’s no way you could. 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. It’s a big issue — it’s something I think about every day and every night.
Davis said she was “horrified” over the “institutionalized racism” her daughter has been subjected to over the years.
Kristin recalled the comments people made about Gemma as a baby. They remarked: “wouldn’t she’d make a great basketballer someday.”
The next big turning point was when she said Gemma had to wait her turn to play on the swing set, but the white kids were excluding her.
How dare they limit my child and how dare they make that assumption. How can they just say it like that, so casual? I was like, ‘Please, don’t let it be everybody.’ Our country is built on this and it is institutionalized. That is what you come to realize as time goes on. I’m horrified. It’s hard to put into words, really.
Kristin recalls a specific moment her daughter was subjected to Racism:
Kristin also recalled the specific moment in her daughter’s early years that “lit a fire under [her]” and changed her attitude towards racism forever.
The Sex and the City star went on to say:
It lit a fire under me where I couldn’t be relaxed or casual [about racism.] But I will never be black, no matter how hard I try. That is the truth, and we have to accept it. And therefore, I will never be able to say to Gemma, ‘I understand how you feel because this happened to me.’ That’s what’s painful and hard. It made me on a mission to find a place where she was exposed to everything.