‘Sex and the City’ Star Kristin Davis Reveals Racism Her Adopted Children Experience

Actress Kristin Davis, who played Charlotte York on "Sex and the City," says that her two adopted children regularly experience racism, reports Fox News.

Speaking on the Facebook series "Red Table Talk" with hosts Jada Pinkett Smith and Adrienne Banfield Norris, the 54-year-old actress expressed the pain it feels to watch her two children face racism – a baby boy she adopted in 2018 and a 7-year-old girl named Gemma Rose.
"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. "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."
Davis said that when her daughter, Gemma, was just a baby, she remembered crying when people would say ridiculous things to her like, "Won't she be a great basketball player?"
"When I was holding her in my arms, people would say to me, ‘Won’t she be a great basketball player?’" she recalled. "I would just have to be like… ‘This is a baby. How could you say that without just being… mortified!?’"
Another incident was when her daughter was waiting in line for swings on the playground when a white girl prevented her from taking a turn. "This one girl, in particular, would stop swinging, would hold the swing, would call to another white girl across the yard and say, ‘I’m holding the swing for you," she said.
While Davis said she tried giving the girls the benefit of the doubt, being that she did not know exactly what they were thinking (sometimes kids are just jerks), she said that her daughter's feelings were deeply hurt by the fact. When she complained to the school administrators, they denied that race played a factor. "'We just see them all the same. We don’t see color,’" Davis said the school told her.
Davis said that people of color face this every day and she could not understand how they could possibly take it. "It was a very harsh moment of understanding" Davis recalled. "I don’t know how every person of color has gotten through this. I don’t understand how you could take this every day."
"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.’"
Davis claims that these experiences have made her realize white privilege while acknowledging the institutional racism of the United States. "I don’t want to miss something or under the crazy white privilege assumption that everything is going to be fine," she said. "We have to deal with reality and we have to prepare them."
In the same talk, Davis said that her decision to adopt a second black child came partially at the request of her daughter. "She said, ‘Mommy, I would really love a black little brother.’ And I was like, ‘I totally understand, baby,’" Davis recalled. "And then one day, there he was. And I tell you, my daughter didn’t bat an eye. She was like, ‘There he is.’ So beautiful. And then she held him and fed him. She’s just the best big sister."

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