Tia Mowry Says Her Mom Was Racially Profiled During Her ‘Sister, Sister’ Days

Starr Bowenbank

From Women's Health

  • Tia Mowry shared examples of how she witnessed her mother experience racism while she was growing up.

  • Tia’s a biracial woman—her mother is Black and her father is white.

In light of the recent George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests, a lot of celebs online are doing one of two things: (1) vowing to learn from the protests to become better allies or (2) sharing their personal experiences with racism and why the protests mean so much to them. Sister, Sister alum Tia Mowry is doing the latter and took to Instagram to share painful moments in her life when her Black mother was discriminated against, whereas her white father never had to go though anything remotely similar.

She wrote:

“This is a photo of my beautiful mother. Growing up #biracial, mom is Black and dad is white, it was very clear to me seeing the #privilege that my dad had as opposed to my #mother. Some examples, during our #SisterSister days when traveling for work, we would often fly first class. There were several times my mother was asked if she was in the right seat. Another incident that stood out for me was when we were buying our first home as a family. My mother walked in the house model with us asking for a brochure. A person had said the houses were sold out. My dad walked in and it was a different story. My #goal is to see #change. This year has been a tough year. Several tears have been shed. However, a friend told me these tears will not be wasted. The #love and #support around the world has kept me going. A #change is gonna come. 🙏🏽”

Here’s a pic of Tia, her twin, Tamera Mowry-Housley, and their parents, in case you were wondering:

Fingers crossed that Tia continues to share more of her personal experiences so her followers can become more educated on the issues. 🤞

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