Sandra Bullock is speaking out about the hard conversations she has with her kids because of racism in America. The Unforgivable star recently shared the details of a lesson she was forced to teach her son, Louis, at an early age because of bigotry.
“I have a beautiful Black son,” Sandra said during an interview with TheGrio. “At the age of six he popped on a hoodie and I was like, ‘We’re gonna have a conversation. It’s different for you.'”
Sandra went on to explain to her son how wearing a hoodie in public could be dangerous given the current climate in the United States. “I was like, ‘What does it look like you’re doing with the hoodie?” And he says, ‘Well, I look like I’m hiding.'”
“[I asked him], ‘Do you have anything to hide?’ He said, ‘No.’ I said, ‘Then you don’t need to wear it outside.’ I said, ‘People are scared and will react to you differently than if you were a white boy.’ And he knows it. I let them see everything. I let them hear and know everything, see it all.”
Some have judged Sandra Bullock as unable to connect with her son and daughter because of the difference in skin color. The celebrity mom, however, consistently shares in the inequalities her kids face because of racism in America.
“It breaks my heart,” Bullock shared with TheGrio. “It makes me full of rage,” the actress added. “It makes me afraid,” Sandra shared. “But all I can do is my job, protect them, enlighten them, and show them their power, show them how to be safe. But the system is not fair.”
Sandra Bullock adopted Louis from New Orleans ten years ago. The celebrity mom adopted her daughter, Laila, a few years later.
Bullock recently deemed her latest film, Unforgiveable (2021) as a “love letter” to her daughter. You can stream the movie on Netflix with a subscription.
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