Kristin Davis admits she’s been left “horrified” by the racism her African-American, adopted children have faced over the years.
Davis appears on Monday’s “Red Table Talk”, telling Jada Pinkett Smith: “I was just horrified. It’s hard to put into words, really.”
The “Sex and the City” star adds, while wiping away tears: “Gemma‘s seven now… When she was a baby, and I was holding her in my arms, people would say to me, ‘Won’t she be a great basketball player?’ And I would just have to be like… ‘This is a baby.’
“How could you say that without just being mortified? Like, mortified?! That was when it began… I would try to be polite, but… this is really deep and bad. And how dare they limit my child?
“What have people been dealing with?! This is just crazy!”
RTT takes on the controversial topic of interracial adoption. Jada & Gammy are joined by “Sex and The City's” Kristin Davis, a mother of two adopted black children, who's been forced to confront her own white privilege after seeing how differently her own Davis kids have been treated.
Posted by Red Table Talk on Monday, July 8, 2019
Davis adopted daughter Gemma in 2011, before she adopted her son, whose name has not yet been publicly revealed, in 2018.
The actress shares, “I will never be black, no matter how hard I try, I will never be black. 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 put her in situations where I was the only white person, or maybe there was no white person.”