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Jada Pinkett Smith: 'Blond hair on white women just triggers me'

Jada Pinkett Smith: 'Blond hair on white women just triggers me'

The famed diversity teacher stated in the sit-down, "I'm not a white woman, I'm a faded black person".

"I have to admit I'm guilty to a certain degree because I do have my own biases, specifically to blonde women", she said.

In an all-new episode of her Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk, the 47-year-old actress recalls how her family reacted when she started dating a Caucasian male.

Pinkett Smith's "bias" toward white women with blonde hair is based on the same logic racists have used to justify their prejudices toward non-white people.

"We, even as black women, have to be willing to look at our biases that keep us from being able to bridge the gap [with white women]", she added.

The segment ended on a lighter note, as Elliott told the 64-year-old Banfield-Jones, "I really am angry at you because I know how old you are and you look about 20 years younger because black don't crack".

She continued: "I was going to do an interview with this blonde woman and I thought twice about it". And I was like, 'Oh!

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"It's really hard for me because we have white people in our family", Adrienne Banfield-Jones said."I repeated what mommy told me, was that you have to learn to get along with white people, but don't ever bring them home". "It's no different than you getting robbed by a Black guy once, and now you're saying all Black dudes are thieves and unsafe".

"I do too. I have a lot of pain and hurt attached to some of the experiences I had as well", responds Pinkett Smith, recalling one incident in particular, presumably during the racially charged 1989 Greekfest riots in Virginia Beach.

"It was really attractive and she reached out to me", she told People in October. "Do you remember that?"

Jada described John, whom she was involved romantically with long before meeting hubby Will Smith, as 'a very nice guy'. "You said don't take pride in it".

"I repeated what mommy told me, that you have to learn to get along with white people but don't ever bring them home", Banfield-Jones said. Pinkett Smith's former boo wasn't the only one who received the cold shoulder. Just like I said, we have [white] people in the family, and I have given those people a hard time ...

"White women understand what it feels to be oppressed ... due to their sex", Mrs. Pinkett Smith said. 'One of my bosses said to me, yeah, now you can go and try them on and steal them'.


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