Actress Jada Pinkett Smith seems to have a racial issue with white women. She made a number of prejudiced comments against white people and no one batted an eyelash over it. She even went so far as to say that “blonde hair on white women triggers me.” Do tell. Sounds like a case of jealousy to me.
Smith appeared on an episode of “Red Table Talk” (which I didn’t even know existed) and went on to admit that she catches herself prejudging women based on race. I wonder if her hubby Will Smith feels the same way. Jada once thought “twice” about doing an interview because the interviewer was a white woman with blonde hair. Just wow… can you imagine if a white actress had said she had thought twice about doing an interview with a black woman with black hair? The world would have imploded. Racism is racism, no matter who is guilty of it and this woman certainly is.
“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 stated. The difference here is she is unafraid to proudly proclaim she is a bigot. “Blonde hair on white women just triggers me,” said the 47-year-old. “I’ve had to catch myself.”
All of this was ironically in response to a discussion on racial division in the United States. Smith didn’t utter anything that would bridge that divide and bring people together. Instead, she spewed racially hateful rhetoric against white women and did it proudly.
“Do you have a specific incident with someone who had blonde hair?” host Banfield-Jones queried Pinkett Smith. “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. So, the answer is to do even worse towards white women now that she is an adult. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior.
“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 shared. “And I was like, ‘Oh! That’s no different.’ That doesn’t give me the right to clump all blonde women in one,” she emphasized. “And look at me, I got blonde hair! It’s no different from you getting robbed by a black guy once and now you’re saying all black dudes are thieves and dangerous.” Now, that is some seriously twisted justification for all kinds of awful behavior.
The tough topic of race relations between women is brought to the Red Table with famed diversity educator Jane Elliott.
Posted by Red Table Talk on Thursday, November 8, 2018