Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish opened up about how racism makes her fearful of having kids, saying that she’d “hate to give birth” to a child who would be “hunted or killed” because of their skin color.
On a recent episode of “What’s In Your Glass?” with NBA star Carmelo Anthony, Tiffany Haddish emotionally spoke about how racism has made her hesitant to raise children of her own. “I’m a little older now and people are always asking when I’m gonna have some babies,” said Haddish. “There’s a part of me that would like to do that, and I always make up these excuses like, ‘Oh, I need a million dollars in the bank before I do that, I need this, I need that.’ But really, it’s like, I would hate to give birth to someone that looks like me knowing that they’re gonna be hunted or killed,” said Haddish as she began tearing up. “You know, like why would I put someone through that?”
Carmelo Anthony, who is a father to his 13-year-old son Kiyan Anthony, agreed with her, saying: “It’s scary. It’s scary to even think about that.” Haddish continued: “And White people don’t have to think about that. It’s time to talk about that, and how we have to come together as a community and work as a unit, and maybe we don’t all agree on the same things, but we need to just find some common ground and move forward as human beings,” says Haddish. “We’re all trying to figure out, how do you fix this? How do you stop this? And I think we have to figure out how to change people’s hearts, and that’s what I’ve been trying to do my whole career.”
Tiffany Haddish also said that attending a Black Lives Matter protest gave her some hope for the future, and when asked by Carmelo Anthony where she sees the Black community in five years as a Black woman, she replied: “I think we’ll be a big step forward in dismantling the systemic racism, and hopefully, happier.”