Jada Pinkett-Smith Was Once Called A N*gg*r B*tch By White Police Officer
During a recent episode of “Red Table Talk,” Jada Pinkett-Smith is revealing her experience with racism in America. Pinkett-Smith shares, during a time of heavy riots in Virginia Beach, she was attempting to get back to her hotel when she came across two white male officers who were everything but protective.
I have a lot of pain and hurt attached to some of the experience that I have had. I remember going to Virginia Beach. I was there by myself — terrified — trying to get back to my hotel. I will never forget, there were these two white officers. I was like, I’m just trying to get down the street so I can get to my hotel and they said, You better get your n***** b**** a** off this street right now.
During her unpacking, she also spoke about the challenges she has faced with white women over the years.
I think what crushes me, especially in regards to my relationship with white women – the thing that really breaks my heart is that white women understands what it feels to be oppressed because of their sex. [White women know] what it feels to be ostracized or not being treated as an equal. I feel we as women should know better, I really do. Because we’re women, because of the struggles we have had as women. There should be a natural understanding and familiarity of our struggle. And then to be part of creating more of a struggle for another women to me is criminal.
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