It’s not easy raising a black kid in America and Kristin Davis is learning that fast.
In an exclusive look at Monday’s upcoming episode of the Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk” with Jada Pinkett Smith, the “Sex and the City” star discusses interracial adoption and opened up about what it’s like being a white mom to a black daughter.
Smith’s mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, asked Davis how she’s become more aware of white privilege since the adoption of her kids. The actress has one black daughter, Gemma Rose Davis, and reportedly adopted a second child.
“You absolutely do not fully understand, there’s no doubt, there’s no way you could,” Davis said. “Because you could understand that you live in white privilege and that’s a theory and you could see things, but it’s one thing to be watching it happening to other people and it’s another thing when it’s your child and you haven’t personally been through it.”
The 54-year-old mom added that it’s a big issue that she constantly thinks about day and night.
Jada and Gammy sit down with actress Kristin Davis to discuss her experience on interracial adoption. We invite you to join us next Monday for an all-new episode of Red Table Talk, only on Facebook Watch.
Posted by Red Table Talk on Tuesday, July 2, 2019
‘Your black skin is beautiful’
Davis has opened up before about mothering her daughter during a speaking engagement in New York in 2016.
“Until you actually have a child, which is like your heart being outside you, and that heart happens to be in a brown body, and you have people who are actively working against your child, it’s hard,” she said. “It fills me with terror.”
Davis added that she constantly tries to show her daughter images of powerful black women like Serena Williams and gives her words of affirmation like “your curls are beautiful, your black skin is beautiful.”