When she’s not getting ‘pumped’ to march against Trump, Charlize Theron says she worries about racial issues that the ‘Trump’s administration caused’. The Oscar-winning actress has been a citizen of our great Nation for more than a decade. She has enjoying American freedom since she left South Africa and chose to come here.
Theron, who was born in South Africa, grew up during the apartheid – era. A time where racial segregation was the law in her home country. That practice did not ‘end’ until mid-90’s and they continue to struggle with far more serious racial inequalities than the U.S.
Well, if she wants out – no one is stopping her…
Throughout the interview, the actress discusses how she navigates the current political climate as the mother of two black children — Jackson, six, and August, two — that she adopted and co-parents with her mother. “I don’t even know how to talk about the last year under our new administration. But racism is much more alive and well than people thought,” she said. “We can’t deny it anymore. We have to be vocal.”
Theron explains that she has considered leaving the United States for the safety of her children. “There are places in this country where, if I got a job, I wouldn’t take it. I wouldn’t travel with my kids to some parts of America, and that’s really problematic,” she says. “There are a lot of times when I look at my kids and I’m like, if this continues, I might have to [leave America]. Because the last thing I want is for my children to feel unsafe.”
By far one of my favorite comments about Theron’s threat was made by Brian Anderson with DownTrends who said:
“When Charlize Theron isn’t making really dumb statements about gun control she apparently passes the time by making really dumb statements about race. The whitest person you’ve ever seen says there are parts of America that are so racist that she won’t go there and worries that this racism may drive her from the country entirely.”
Many of the inequalities created and enforced by apartheid still remain in South Africa today. Income inequality has worsened since the end of apartheid. And that’s really just the tip of the inequality iceberg over there…