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Kelly Rowland Expresses Fear of Raising a Black Son in Trump Era

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Former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland has a new book out, and in it, she discusses a few things that are surely of interest to her fans (including the possibility of a Destiny’s Child reunion)… but what may be of special interest to mothers of Black sons is her discussion of raising a Black son in the “Trump era.”

The book is called “Whoa Baby! A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (And Wonder What the #*@& Happened)” and is co-authored by her personal OB-GYN, Dr. Tristan Emily Bickman.

Rowland was asked about the perils of bringing up a son in the current politically-charged climate.

“[Titan]’s only two now, but my husband has made it very clear to me that as soon as he starts asking questions, he’s going to give him answers. And he says, ‘If he’s old enough to ask me, then we have to give him answers.’ And I do think that’s fair. One of my best girlfriends, her son asked her about it, and she said, ‘I didn’t know how to answer him but I just had to be honest.’ And it made him cry, it made him scared, and that makes me scared. I don’t want my nephew, my son, I don’t want them feeling like they have to be fearful in the world that we’re raising them in.”

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