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Jada Pinkett-Smith and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, share intimate details of their relationship and her upbringing during a episode of Red Table Talk.
Red Table Talk: Talks about Race
On the Recent Facebook watch series of Red Table Talk, Banfield-Jones explains her disapproval of one of Pinkett-Smith’s Caucasian ex-boyfriends and she didn’t hold back one bit.
According to BET, the Matrix actress started out by sharing that her mother instilled in her from a young age that though there were white people in their family, she was never to bring one home. Therefore, when John, her white boyfriend at the time, came into the picture, her folks weren’t pleased.
“It’s really difficult for me, because we have white people in our family,” she 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.”
Banfield-Jones then elaborated on the history between the two races interacting within their family and how she would make them feel uncomfortable on purpose.
“Just like I said, we have people in our family [who are white] and I’ve given them a hard time,” she said. “Jason is married to a white woman… She will tell you we gave her a hard time because we didn’t welcome her with open arms and she really had to prove herself.”
She also openly admitted to feeling bad about her approach.
“I feel bad about that.”
Interestingly, she also admitted to black families accepting a white man into the family more often, due to him acting “more black.”
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