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‘Sex And The City’ Star Kristin Davis Shares Her First Experience With Racism As A Mother To Her Adopted Kids

July 10, 2019

The Sex and the City star Kristin Davis is a doting mother of two children. The actress adopted a girl and a boy. This is a huge step for her and with it, came challenges of being a white parent to a black child.

Adopting another baby

Kristin Davis expanded her small family. The Sex and The City star adopted a baby boy making her daughter, Gemma, a big sister.

She admitted during Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show that she wasn’t ready to her daughter a sibling yet, as she was really worried about the first child.

Raising her children

Actress Kristin Davis is opening up on her experience with racism as a white mother to two black children.

As a guest on Red Table Talk, she recalled when her daughter, Gemma, was an infant people often remarked that she would become “a great basketball player.”

The actress admitted that those comments made her feel horrified.

That wasn’t the only incident that happened. Kristin gave another example of when she observed that a white girl held a swing for her friend, even though Gemma had been waiting for her turn.

She 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. It lit a fire under me where I couldn’t be relaxed or casual about racism.

The mother of two further talked about how no matter what she learns along the way, she will never fully be able to walk in their shoes, saying:

It made me on a mission to find a place where she was exposed to everything. It made me on a mission to put her in situations where I was the only white person.

Sandra Bullock on her struggles raising mixed-race kids

Actress Sandra Bullock was inspired by Hurricane Katrina to adopt children. Her son's love and compassion lead her to adopt another child, a daughter named Laila.

In an interview with DailyMail UK, Sandra opened up about the strange challenges of raising an interracial family. She said:

I have had to have conversations with them that millions of other parents do because of their skin color. So, we have a lot of scary conversations. Sometimes I can be a little softer with them because of the added pressure.

Although she may feel like she is walking on a minefield, Kristin is doing an amazing job.