Tia Mowry Opens Up About Growing Up Biracial And Reveals Instances When Her Father Enjoyed White Privilege
In the light of the Black Lives Matter protests, Tia Mowry opened up about her own experience growing up as a biracial person. The star took to her social media page of choice to share a pic featuring both she and her twin Tamera Mowry alongside their mother, Darlene Mowry on the red carpet.
The celeb admitted that she grew up witnessing the privilege her white father, Timothy, enjoyed in comparison to her mom.
She went on to detail some of those instances when it became obvious to her that there was a racial bias at hand in the way her parents were treated.
‘Growing up biracial, mom is black and dad's white, it was really clear to me seeing the privilege my dad had as opposed to my mother. Some examples, during our sister sister days when traveling for work we would often fly first class. There were times my mother was asked if she was in the right seat. Another incident that stood out to me was when we were buying our first home as a family.’
Apparently, ‘My mother walked in the house model with all of us asking for a brochure. A person said the houses were sold out. My dad walked in and it was a different story.’
The Game alum ended her post with a more positive point of view, however, telling her followers that she is hopeful things will indeed change for the better.
‘My #goal is to see change. This year has been a tough year. Several tears have been shed. However, a friend told me these tears will not be wasted. The love and support around the world has kept me going. A change is gonna come.’
This comes amid fierce protests taking place all over the country and even internationally, people coming together to fight against racial inequality and police brutality in America.