Sandra Bullock is open and honest with her son, Louis, about the harsh reality of prejudice in the world.
"He fully understands what that means," the "Our Brand Is Crisis" star tells BET of teaching her African American son about racism. "He doesn't understand why people judge each other based on color of their skin, but he knows they do. He also knows there's sexism, he knows that there's homophobia."
Bullock understands that she's teaching Louis a tough lesson, but she wants him to be prepared for what he might face.
"I think if you don't start the conversation very early on, you're doing them a disservice," the Oscar-winner explains. "Once he leaves that house and I'm not with him, it's his life and how he approaches it is his decision. But I want to know that I did the best I could as his mom to educate him on the ugliness in the world, and also the beauty."
"I want him to know the truth, but I also want him to know the good in the world as well," she adds. "Those are hard conversations to have. It's not any conversation any parent wants to have with their child, is that you'll be judged by the color of your skin rather than the content of your character. But it exists, and I want him to be safe and I want him to be aware."
The 51-year-old star adopted Louis in 2010 during her very public split from husband Jesse James. The couple started the adoption process together, but she continued the process alone after it was revealed that James had cheated on her.
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