Tia Mowry Explains Why She Identifies As Black And Not Bi-Racial

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 30: Tia Mowry attends the world premiere of Sony Pictures Animation's "Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse" at Regency Village Theatre on May 30, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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Actress Tia Mowry reveals why she identifies as a Black woman instead of a bi-racial one. 

During a recent interview on “The Cool Mom Code Podcast”, Mowry speaks on how important it was for her to be comfortable with her identity. 

“I identify as a Black Woman,” she said. “My mother is Black, you know what I mean. My mother is a strong woman.”

She went on to talk about the things that her mother experienced as a Black woman which impacted her to be the exact representation of her mom throughout her life and career. 

“My mother is dark-skinned. I have seen and felt her struggles being a Black woman. Of course, my dad is white, but I am an extension of my mother. So, 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, how I’ve been seen.”

Tia concluded by reflecting on her own upbringing. “I remember studying in school [and] the single drop of, you know, Black blood [meant] you Black! You Black. [laughs] That’s how we were raised! And so… that’s how I consider myself, and I just feel like that is my purpose. Like I was saying. And my passion in life is to be that representation for my community of diverse women and Black women.”

Watch the entire interview below.