Jada Pinkett-Smith Says She's 'Triggered' By White Women With Blonde Hair

Angelo Anderson
November 14, 2018

In a brand new episode of her Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith talked about some of her former relationships.

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"Because of their sex", Pinkett Smith added. 'I was there by myself - terrified - trying to get back to my hotel'.

"I repeated what Mommy told me, was that you have to learn to get along with white people, but don't ever bring them home", she said, adding how she never gave herself the "opportunity to even like John".

Her mother admitted her views came from her childhood.

Her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones then chimed in, asking if there was a specific experience that prompted her feelings. And I just felt like my life had got constricted into this box and it was strangling me, basically, ' she explained to the outlet. 'One of my bosses said to me, yeah, now you can go and try them on and steal them'.

Hurtful: "We couldn't go to the bowling alley and to get ice cream we couldn't sit at the counter".


The subject at hand: the complicated racial divide between women of color and white women, which Pinkett said was both "real" and very "deep". "I feel like I'm going to say the wrong thing". "Jason is married to a white woman ..."

The ladies appeared to enlighten themselves when they talked about how their own family was harder on white women entering the family than white men.

That mentality was shared by other family members too; when Banfield-Jones' nephew married a white woman, it didn't go over well.

Jada responded to this by saying: "Historically you would think that bringing a white man into the family would be more of an issue than a white woman".

"We, even as black women, have to be willing to look at our biases that keep us from being able to bridge the gap", Pinkett Smith explained.

'There's not a lot of sense to any of it, really, ' Willow concurred.

"I was going to do an interview with this blonde woman, and I thought twice about it". 'Because we're women, because of the struggles we have had as women. "I wish sometimes the world could have more compassion for black women".

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