Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Why Jada Pinkett Smith's mom didn't like her daughter's white boyfriend

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Adrian Cunningham | 14 November, 2018, 01:08

"What crushes me, especially in regards to my relationship with white women, the thing that really breaks my heart is that white women understand what it feels to be oppressed due to their sex", she added, "what it feels to be ostracized".

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith revealed that white women with blonde hair "trigger" her. "I've had to catch myself". In that instance, he was welcomed because, as Banfield-Jones said, "he acted more Black".

She added that white women know 'what it feels to be ostracized or not being treated as an equal'.

Eventually, she checked herself when the problem began to affect her work.

For Adrienne, some of her issues were rooted in the belief that "black women have been brainwashed into only accepting the European idea of what beauty is", as white women co-opt the traits of black women.

The 47-year-old said: 'I remember going to Virginia Beach. I was like, 'I don't know if I want to do that.' That was my first instinct because of how she looked. And I was like, 'Oh! "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 unsafe".

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She also recalled a memory from her younger years while working in white corporate America.

"It's really hard for me because we have white people in our family", Adrienne Banfield-Jones explained, before telling Pinkett Smith, 47, and her granddaughter Willow, what she learned from her own mother. "I just have a lot of anger". "Do you remember that?" One of my bosses said to me, "Yeah, now you can go and try them on and steal them".

Pinkett Smith said that she did "all throughout [her] childhood". "I didn't give myself an opportunity to even like John ... but [he was a very] nice guy". Pinkett Smith's former boo wasn't the only one who received the cold shoulder.

'I was like, "I'm just trying to get down the street so I can get to my hotel" and they said, "You better get your n***** bitch ass off this street right now"'.

But it wasn't just Adrienne - Jada admitted some of her own biases during the talk, too, including how she's "triggered" at times by white women (and blonde women!). [Lexi] will tell you that we gave her a hard time because we did not welcome her with open arms and she had to prove herself.

Despite her initial reaction, Pinkett Smith said that she realized her opinions were somewhat unfounded.