Tia Mowry is set the record straight on her racial identity during her appearance on The Cool Mom Code Podcast.
In the recently aired episode on Wednesday (August 30th), the 45-year-old delved into how her parents and upbringing have shaped her life journey.
“I identify myself as a Black woman,” Mowry explained to podcast host Lizzy Mathis. “My mother is Black, you know what I mean?… My mother is a strong woman…My mother is dark-skinned. I have seen and felt her struggles as being a Black woman. So to me, of course, my dad is white, but I am an extension of my mother.”
“Yes, I am mixed race but it’s how I identify myself, and I identify myself as a Black woman. That is how I’ve been viewed. That is how I’ve been seen. And I remember studying in school that if you have a single drop of Black blood, you’re Black.”
“That’s how we were raised and so that’s how I consider myself. I feel like that is my purpose. My passion in life is to be that representation for my community of diverse women and Black women,” the mother of two added as she and Mathis laugh in agreement.
As reported by Buzzfeed, the podcast was recorded before the actress announced she and Cory Hardrict split after 15 years of marriage.
Watch the full episode below: