Angela Bassett on Her American Horror Story Character and the Sensitive Michael Chiklis

Angela Bassett Opens Up About Her Twins & Racism

"It can’t come from their young minds"

Angela Bassett on Her American Horror Story Character and the Sensitive Michael Chiklis

Angela Bassett on Her American Horror Story Character and the Sensitive Michael Chiklis

Angela Bassett is an award-winning actress with more than two decades of acting experience, and while the Black Panther actress is a mainstream celebrity, she …and her twins are no strangers to racism.

During an interview with PEOPLE, Bassett disclosed that her 12-year-old twins, Bronwyn and Slater, haven’t been spared from experiencing racism.



“Even from the age of four, from preschool, they’ve had to deal with — and as crazy as it seems or sounds — color issues,” she tells PEOPLE. “Or because they were African Americans, and whether other kids will play with them or have issue with that.”

The 59-year-old actress maintains that children aren’t born racist.

“It can’t come from their young minds,” Bassett continues. “It’s something that they’ve heard somewhere.”

 





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