AceShowbiz - Tia Mowry is optimistic a change will come in the wake of George Floyd's death. As Black Lives Matter protests continued to carry on across the country, the former star of "Sister, Sister" shared a moving message that has her opening up about her experience growing up biracial and witnessing first-hand racial-profiling against her mother.
On Thursday, June 4, the 41-year-old actress put out on Instagram a photo of her with twin sister Tamera Mowry and their mother Darlene. "This is a photo of my beautiful mother," she began before touching on the issue of white privilege. "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."
The Cocoa McKellan on "Family Reunion" went on to spill on the instances her mother was treated differently from her father because of her skin color. "Some examples, during our #sistersister days when traveling for work we would often fly first class," she recalled. "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," the mother of two continued on with her story. "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."
Because of what she had seen, the "Baggage Claim" actress admitted that her "#goal is to see #change." As she acknowledged that "this year has been a tough year" and "several tears have been shed," she sent a message of hope. "However, a friend told me these tears will not be wasted. The #love and #support around the world has kept me going," she noted. "A #change is gonna come."
Tia was one of the many celebrities that have joined the protests against racial injustice and police brutality following Floyd's tragic death. Among them were Kendrick Sampson, who shared the injuries he got from being shot at using rubber bullets, Cole Sprouse, who shared his story of being arrested during peaceful demonstration, and Halsey, who was seen tending to injured protesters.