Tia Mowry Shares Personal Story About Growing Up with Racism: ‘These Tears Will Not Be Wasted’

Tia Mowry is opening up about her personal experience with racism, and we’re all ears.

Yesterday, the Sister, Sister alum, 41, shared a photo of herself, her twin sister (Tamara) and her mom (Darlene). In the caption, Mowry discussed her biracial background and revealed how profiling has affected her family.

She wrote, “This is a photo of my beautiful mother. 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. Some examples, during our #sistersister days when traveling for work we would often fly first class. There were several times my mother was asked if she was in the right seat.”

Mowry described another occurrence, adding, “Another incident that stood out for me was when we were buying our first home as a family. 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.”

The Family Reunion star concluded the post with some words of wisdom. “My #goal is to see #change,” Mowry continued. “This year has been a tough year. Several tears have been shed. However, a friend told me these tears will not be wasted. The #love and #support around the world has kept me going. A #change is gonna come.”

Amen to that.

Greta Heggeness

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