Tiffany Haddish tells Carmelo Anthony why racism makes her scared to have children
(CNN)Tiffany Haddish is talking about how racism makes her fearful of having children of her own.
The comedian had strong feelings about the subject during a recent “What’s in Your Glass?” podcast with NBA star Carmelo Anthony, saying she “would hate to give birth to someone that looks like me, knowing that they’re gonna be hunted or killed.”
“I’m a little older now and people are always asking when I’m gonna have some babies,” Haddish said. “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. Like, why would I put someone through that?”
Haddish teared up as she spoke.
“It’s scary to even think about that,” Anthony replied.
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.”
“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,” Haddish said.
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