Kristin Davis Fears For Black Daughter Under Trump Government

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Former "Sex and the City" star Kristin Davis definitely isn't holding back when it comes to opening up about her fears of raising her five-year-old black daughter under a Trump presidency.

The actress spoke to WNYC's Rebecca Carroll about her concerns on Friday, and even recognized her own privilege as a white woman in America.

"I am white. I have lived in white privilege," she shared. "I thought I knew before adopting my daughter that I was in white privilege, that I understood what that meant. But until you actually have a child, which is like your heart being outside you, and that heart happens to be in a brown body, and you have people who are actively working against your child, it’s hard. It fills me with terror."


Davis, who grew up in South Carolina, also revealed that she's no stranger to recognizing the ugliness of racism.

"I grew up with some really ugly racism in front of me," she explained. "Not in my family. We were at the university where things were cool but around us was really, really not cool. And it was intensely illuminating and as a young person really shocking."

She later added, "And to think that my daughter is now going through a different version of this is pretty stunning and shocking."

The 51-year-old actress adopted her daughter, Gemma, in 2011.

When speaking on her parenting style, Davis is quite protective of her child and makes black visibility a priority as she raises her tot.

"I always tell her … that her curls are beautiful, your black skin is beautiful. You’re beautiful. You’re powerful. You’re a goddess."

"Serena [Williams] is a household fixture at our house," she later added. "Serena was on the cover of New York Times, and that thing sat there for six months. I work really hard at the representation part in terms of beauty, magazines."

Watch Davis' full interview here.

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