Garcelle Beauvais: I Know For Sure My White Counterparts Get Paid 1000% More Than I Do + Recalls Interaction W/ Police
Actress/”Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” newcomer Garcelle Beauvais broke down how her race forces her to parent her three sons differently than her white counterparts. A few months ago, Garcelle was pulled over for an illegal right turn with one of her 12-year-old twins in the car. She described how she explained police relations to her son via demonstration:
“I’m so grateful that he was in the backseat because he got to see my interaction. He got to see that my hands were at the wheel. He actually heard me say, ‘I’m reaching for my wallet.'”
“The fact that I have to say, ‘I’m reaching for my wallet now’ — if I was with [a white girlfriend] and she was driving, she wouldn’t think to do that.”
The 53-year-old “Coming to America 2” beauty later revealed that she’s only recently gained the confidence to ask for payment that is equal to white actresses:
“It’s all about being treated equally. I want to be promoted the same way. I want to be compensated the same way… I’ve been in Hollywood over 20 something years, which is a feat in itself to continue working and I’m so grateful. But I do feel that so many times, my white counterparts get paid 1,000% more than I do. I know it for sure, and that really sucks. We’re not valued as we should be. I just feel like it’s been happening for a long time, and now I’m not putting up with it. You don’t see my value you don’t get to have me in your project. Simple as that.”
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Written by Miata Shanay