Mariah Carey brings to light her family experiences with racism, and how bigotry has impacted her little children.
During her recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Mariah Carey discussed her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, and shared an experience that her 9-year-old son, Moroccan, recently faced, by a white supremacist.
Racial prejudice and racism are things her son Moroccan has already had to deal with in a painful way, the ‘without you’ singer explained: “Rocky just got bullied the other day by a white [supremacist] that he thought was his friend, It’s like, insane. So, this is the world we live in.”
Mariah’s memoir contains several traumatic and formative experiences from her own past. That she’s been reading for her kids to help them understand the world.
The ‘dream lover’ singer, shared: “I’m reading chapters to them that are helping to illustrate my encounters with racism, and how they can then have a greater understanding, and ultimately a great reservoir with which to deal with the situation itself.”
Recalling several times that her race has played a factor in how she was treated growing up, Carey continued: “And the only reason I was aware so early on is that it became subject of humiliation for me, as a child.”
Further in the book. Carey recalled another “traumatic moment” with a group of girls she thought were friends, explaining how she let little daughter. Monroe, hear that chapter of the book and was stunned by her adorable reaction.
The pop star gushed: “I let her hear that, and it was really sweet, she goes, ‘Mommy, those girls, they feel so bad now. I bet they wish they could be your friend.'”