Should White People Adopt Black Kids?RTT takes on the controversial topic of interracial adoption. Jada & Gammy are joined by “Sex and The City's” Kristen Davis, a mother of two adopted black children, who's been forced to confront her own white privilege after seeing how differently her own kids have been treated.Posted by Red Table Talk on Monday, July 8, 2019
She added of the discrimination her children have faced: “I don’t know how every person of color has gotten through this. I don’t understand how you could take this every day.”While the single mom took many educational courses before adopting her children, she admitted that she will never be able to relate to the racism Gemma and her brother experience firsthand. “I will never be black no matter how hard I try,” Davis said. “I will never be able to say to Gemma: ‘I understand because this is what happened to me.’” Because of that, the Melrose Place alum has been “on a mission” to give her children exposure to black communities. She also acknowledges that she has “so many questions” and asks for help whenever she’s uncertain about how to talk to her little ones about police brutality, for example.
“I don’t want to miss something or under the crazy white privilege assumption that everything is going to be fine,” she explained. “We have to deal with reality and we have to prepare them.”