For six seasons, Kristin Davis famously played the role of Charlotte York on Sex and the City. The iconic HBO series wrapped its final season in 2004, and Kristin has since become a mother.
Kristin, 54, adopted her daughter, Gemma Rose, in 2011. In 2018, she adopted a baby boy. Both children are African American.
The actress and single mom recently appeared on Red Table Talk, hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith, for an episode entitled “Should White People Adopt Black Kids?”
Kristin spoke with Jada and her mother Adrienne Banfield Norris about her experience being a white single mom raising two black children. The poignant conversation delved into issues like white privilege and racism.
During the interview, Kristin became visibly upset and emotional, especially when describing firsthand accounts of the prejudice she has seen her daughter face, even at such a young age.
“Because my children are African American, I feel like it is my duty and my job to do as much research, as much work, build as many bridges as possible, because you are their community, and that is key, and that is so important,” Kristin said, according to Newsweek. “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.”
In the clip below, Kristin talks about the first time she experienced ignorance and veiled racism with her children — when her daughter Gemma was still just an infant in her arms.
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