Actress Jada Pinkett Smith recently discussed how she is prejudiced against white women with blonde hair, noting that she would even reconsider doing an interview with a blonde white woman.
Just imagine if a white actress said this about black women? Her career would go swirly down the drain at warp speed, no questions asked. Granted, she goes on to denounce this kind of behavior, but even then, if roles were reversed, folks would be demanding blood.
“I have to admit I’m guilty to that to a certain degree because I do have my own biases, specifically to blonde women,” Pinkett Smith said on an episode of “Red Table Talk,” appearing alongside her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and daughter Willow Smith.
“Blonde hair on white women just triggers me,” said the 47-year-old. “I’ve had to catch myself.”take our poll - story continues below
Pinkett Smith was speaking in the context of race relations and the “divide” between white women and people of color. Up front, the actress told the audience that speaking about race honestly is a sensitive topic often met with outrage. “I got some serious biases and prejudices, myself,” she admitted.
“I think what crushes me, specifically in my relationship with white women, the thing that really breaks my heart is that white women understand what it feels to be oppressed,” she said.
“Because of their sex,” said Willow, 17.
“Exactly. Because of their sex,” replied Pinkett Smith. “What it feels like to be ostracized or not being treated as an equal.”
“Blonde hair on white women just triggers me,” said the actress.
When asked if she had some sort of traumatic experience with someone who had blonde hair, Pinkett-Smith answered in the affirmative, stating she remembers being teased by white women growing up, including digs taken at her about her hair.
“Absolutely. All throughout my childhood. I do remember experiencing being teased by white women in regards to my hair, how I looked, feeling belittled,” Pinkett Smith answered.
“I was going to do an interview with this blonde woman and I thought twice about it. I thought, ‘I don’t know if I want to do that.’ That was my first instinct because of how she looked!” Pinkett Smith continued.
“And I was like, ‘Oh! That’s no different.’ That doesn’t give me the right to clump all blonde women in one,” she explained. “And look at me, I got blonde hair! It’s no different than you getting robbed by a black guy once and now you’re saying all black dudes are thieves and dangerous.”
Pinkett-Smith is absolutely spot on in her assessment about needing to catch the prejudice in her own heart, which is something she seems to personally be working on. That’s admirable, as most celebrities speak about equality out of one side of their mouth, while being racist themselves to a degree.
The truth of the matter is, we all, to some degree, carry a bit of prejudice around with us and it’s something that believers in Christ need to really work on putting to death. We are called to live like Jesus and that means treating all people with love and respect as image bearers of God.
Source: Daily Wire
American Music Icon Dead at 72; Was Set to Tour This Summer
Rest in peace, amigo.
When it comes to gritty guitars and even grittier songs, there is no act quite like that little ol’ band from Texas. ZZ Top mainlined American blues standards directly into the electric era of 1970’s rock, and then reinvented the genre once again with the synthesizers of the 1980’s. From there, the band toured the world incessantly, bringing their grimy grooves and unforgettable stage presence to audiences from Dusseldorf to Delaware. Now, just weeks before the band was set to take to the road once again, one member of the holy triumvirate of honky-tonk has passed away. Dusty Hill, the bassist for ZZ Top, has died. He was 72. Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard of the Texas-based trio issued a statement to Variety on Tuesday, writing: “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C.’” And then, echoing the sentiments of music fans the nation over: “You will be missed greatly, amigo,” the statement added. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so we’ll just leave you all with a classic. Make sure to turns those speakers up, y’all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5WB5ouP-8c
Legendary Guitarist Set to Boycott Venues Requiring Vaccine Proof
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