Sandra Bullock adopted her gorgeous little boy Louis back in 2010 and she seems like a fantastic mom. She loves spending time with him and watching him grow up, and she doesn’t shy away from teaching him the hard lessons, one of which is about racism. Because Louis is black, no doubt he’ll have to confront racism in his life regardless of his famous mom, and Sandra wants him to know everything he can so he can be fully aware of the world as it exists.
Here’s what she had to say during an interview with BET (via US Weekly):
“He fully understands what [racism] means. He doesn’t understand why people judge each other based on color of their skin, but he knows they do. He also knows there’s sexism, he knows that there’s homophobia.”
“I want him to know the truth, but I also want him to know the good in the world as well. Those are hard conversations to have. It’s not any conversation any parent wants to have with their child, is that you’ll be judged by the color of your skin rather than the content of your character. But it exists, and I want him to be safe and I want him to be aware.”
“I think if you don’t start the conversation early on, you’re doing them a disservice. Once he leaves that house and I’m not with him, it’s his life and how he approaches it is his decision. But I want to know that I did the best I could as his mom to educate him on the ugliness in the world, and also the beauty.”
So true, every bit of it. I love Sandra Bullock and think she’s probably a really fabulous mom.