Actor Taye Diggs stopped by the Steve Harvey show this week to talk about his role as dad to his 6-year-old son Walker with ex-wife Idina Menzel, racial identity, and the backlash that followed the release of his children’s book called “Mixed Me”.
Speaking on the controversy surrounding his book, Taye said, “My son is mixed. He is half black and half white. And this book is inspired by my son. It’s about a little mixed boy, who is half black and half white. And he goes throughout the book explaining to people that he is both and he is proud. He love his mom and his dad. And the book is for self-empowerment, self-esteem, and self-love. That is what the book is about. That’s what it stands for; that’s the message.”
He continued, “So it came back to me that people were interpreting the book as me saying that i didnt want my son to be black… that i was ashamed to be black.”
Watch the videos below to see whatelse Taye had to say about the controversy surrounding his book ‘Mixed Me’.