The racial divide in America affects nobody more than Hollywood celebrities who have adopted super cute black babies because nobody within twelve thousand miles could have made a better parent. Also, it’s inherently less indulgent than picking up a white kid at the kid store. Sandra Bullock fears for her black son’s future and safety in the current racial climate in America. Super wealthy black celebrity kids at elite private schools in Malibu often suffer the worst police brutalities. My hands are up, floor supervisor. No, I don’t need to have my BMW keys taken away for a weekend. Have you seen Speed?
Sandra has committed herself to thinking about this problem daily:
You see how far we’ve come in civil rights — and where we’ve gotten back to now. I want my son to be safe. I want my son to be judged for the man he is. We are at a point now where if we don’t do something, we will have destroyed what so many amazing people have done. You look at women’s rights; it’s turning into a mad, mad world out there. But sometimes it needs to get really loud for people to say, ‘I can’t unsee this.’ If I could ride in a bubble with him for the rest of his life, I would. But I can’t.”
I don’t know what any of that means. The bubble bit seems like something moms shouldn’t be saying at fifty. It’s obvious that Sandra Bullock cares about a lot of stuff. She’s going to continue to mull this over. Maybe talk to Clooney over lunch about how great things used to be for blacks in America but not so much since Terence Howard’s role on Empire got diminished. She’s probably also write a check and if things don’t dramatically improve for people she has no interaction with, retweet a hashtag. In the old days, adopting a black baby was the destination, not the journey. You can’t send him back.
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