The ladies of Red Table Talk are known for bringing all the realness and authenticity in their discussions of real-life issues.
So it’s no surprise that Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow Smith and mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones decided it was time to talk about white privilege with three other women of color, and how it affects the relationships between white women and women of color.
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One of those women was One Day at a Time actress Justina Machado, who spoke about how difficult it was connecting with people who couldn’t understand the concept of white privilege.
“Somebody once said to me, ‘I’m white and I don’t get white privilege. I don’t get that.’ I didn’t know how to answer that,” Machado in a clip of the episode set to air on Monday.
She continued, “All I could say was, ‘Well, could you walk into a store and do they ask you if you need help?’ Because I’ve certainly walked into stores before and they never asked me if I needed help. ‘Have you been followed in the store?’ They did that a lot in Chicago.”
Watch the preview below before the full episode airs on Monday.