The nation is experiencing rising racial tensions on a frequent basis. Tyler Perry, however, avoids having “the talk” with his son because he feels like he is too young to understand and think about it.
In an interview with AARP, Tyler talked about this crucial parenting decision and stated that he wants to wait as long as possible before talking to his son Aman about race and racism in society.
“I don’t want to tell him that there are people who will judge him because of the color of his skin, because right now he’s in a school with every race, and all these kids are in their purest form. When he describes his friends, he never defines them by race,”
Perry’s partner Gelila Bekele gave birth to their son Aman in 2014. The two apparently broke up in 2020, after dating for more than ten years, but they are now happily co-parenting.
Tyler’s decision is intriguing because “The talk,” as all Black American families are familiar with, has become a hot subject in society in the wake of George Floyd’s 2020 murder. The sad reality is that most Black children can’t be protected from the brutal realities of racism. However, Tyler would be the first one to say that he’s in an incredibly fortunate position.
“the moment [Aman] loses that innocence is going to be a very, very sad day for me”
Tyler Perry realized that the time would eventually come because his son was already asking critical questions. Above all else, Tyler said he will have the conversation, so his son won’t accept injustice, and he may fight to transform the society he lives in. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates.
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