‘The Problem Isn’t Pigmentation:’ Adam Housley Defends Interracial Marriage To Tamera Mowry
During her appearance last week on Oprah’s “Where Are They Now?” series, actress Tamera Mowry-Housley shed quite a few tears over the hate being spewed at her due to her interracial marriage to Fox News correspondent Adam Housley.
“I’ve never experienced so much hate, ever, in my life,” the new mom told Oprah.
“White man’s whore,” she recalled the words of one vicious Internet commenter. “Back in the day, you cost $300, but now, you’re giving it away for free.”
The most hurtful comment, however, was one involving her twin sister, Tia Mowry-Hardict.
“They say, ‘Oh, Tia’s a true black woman because she married a black man,’” she recalled. “Oh – I’m less of a black person because I married white?”
Having grown up in an biracial family, she revealed that the harsh words were even more difficult to swallow.
“My mom is a beautiful black woman and my dad is an amazing white man, and I grew up seeing a family,” she said.
TV Newser recently caught up with Adam, who also opened up about the harsh criticism he’s been forced to endure due to people’s narrow views on race and relationships.
“The fact that in this day and age, we get attacked for our interracial relationship is beyond sad,” the Fox News Anchor complained. “It is pathetic. Yes I am white. Yes she is half black. Marrying a white man does not erase her color and marrying a woman who is half black does not mean I am blinded.”
Adam went on say that it’s disturbing that people don’t “know better” by now.
“The problem isn’t pigmentation,” said Adam.”The problem is backwards, bigoted thoughts from people who should know better.”
It’s terrible to think that interracial relationships are still such a huge problem for people in 2014.