Mariah Carey says son, 9, was bullied by a white supremacist: 'This is the world we live in'
Mariah Carey says she reads chapters on how to be biracial from her book to her 9 year old twins. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images)
Mariah Carey hopes that her new memories can serve as a tool for her children to learn how to deal with racism. Unfortunately, it's something one of her 9-year-old twins recently experienced.
Carey revealed on Watch What Happens Live's after-show on Thursday that the Moroccan son was recently "bullied" by a "white supremacist".
"Rocky was bullied the other day by a white supremacist who he thought was his friend," said the 52-year-old Grammy winner. "It's insane. So this is the world we live in, and I'm glad [my book] got out on time. That's the way it should be."
In The Meaning of Mariah Carey, the celebrated singer describes her experience as a biracial.
"It's been a fight for me since I knew there was such a thing as a race," she told Andy Cohen. "The only reason I became aware of this so early on is because it became an issue of humiliation for me as a child."
Carey, whose father is black and whose mother is white, recalled an incident at school.
“I drew a picture of my family because that was the assignment, and you know that the teacher trainees who thought I used the wrong crayon for drawing my father in a brown crayon were basically traumatized She explained. "You know, just different experiences as a child."
Carey continued, "I brought my friend Becky to my father's house and the parents didn't know I was black. They didn't know she was going to a black man's house, they just met my mother. And the girl broke in I cry because she was so freaked out. "
Carey was shocked by her friend's reaction.
“To see this, it just changes your view of things and twists them. I really feel like it was a lifelong struggle, ”she continued. "A fight."
The "Hero" singer, who is now a New York Times best-selling author, said she finished her memoirs before the race bill across the country. She noticed how "up-to-date" the book is.
"It will help people who are struggling to find out, even with my own children," she said.
Carey, who shares Moroccan son and daughter Monroe with ex-husband Nick Cannon, said she read parts to her children.
"Certain chapters that I read to them help illustrate my encounters with racism and how they can then have a better understanding and ultimately a greater reservoir to deal with the situation on their own because it is difficult," added she added.
The Meaning of Mariah Carey is available now in bookstores including Amazon.
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