Jada Pinkett Talks Race; Says Seeing Blonde Haired Women "Triggers" Her

Jada shares a few encounters with racism that have shaped her entire life.

(AllHipHop News) Jada Pinkett Smith has recollected the pain of being racially victimized by police officers.

Jada opened up in a new episode of her Facebook show "Red Table Talks."

In Monday's episode of the show - alongside her daughter Willow Smith, 18, and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, Jada spoke about a disturbing incident in Virginia.

"I remember going to Virginia Beach. Remember when they had the riots?" Jada Pinkett said. "I was there by myself - terrified - trying to get back to my hotel.

"I will never forget, there were these two white officers. I was like, I’m just trying to get down the street so I can get to my hotel and they said, 'You better get your n##ger b##ch ass off this street right now,'" she recalled.

Jada also admitted to her having her own biases, especially with blonde women, who bullied her about her appearance.

“Blonde hair on white women just triggers me,” Jada said. “I’ve had to catch myself."

“Do you have a specific incident with someone who had blonde hair?” her mother asked.

“Absolutely," Jada replied. "All throughout my childhood. I do remember experiencing being teased by white women in regards to my hair, how I looked, feeling belittled.

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