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Comedian Tiffany Haddish spoke candidly about motherhood and said that she’s fearful of bringing children into the world because she does not want them to become victims of racism.
“I’m a little older now and people are always asking when I’m gonna have some babies,” Haddish, 40, told Carmelo Anthony on his YouTube series, “What’s in Your Glass.”
“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 that I would hate to give birth to someone that looks like me … Knowing that they’re gonna be hunted or killed. Like, why would I put someone through that?,” she continued on with tears in her eyes.
While all mothers worry about the fates of their unborn, Haddish highlights that racism is not a concern for the white mother-to-be.
“And white people don’t have to think about that,” Haddish noted. “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.”
Last month, Haddish offered a novel way women could collectively help to combat racism.
“When I have problems and I want them solved, I just stop having sex and everything’s solved,” she said during the THR Comedy Actress Roundtable. “So, if everybody just stopped having sex, especially if you are in an interracial relationship and your man is white, stop having sex with your white man. Things will change. We’ve got to figure this out. We’ve got to make it right.'”