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Listen to Vanessa Bell Calloway's Daughter Alexandra's Experience with Racism during School Days

Olawale Ogunjimi
Jun 09, 2020
11:40 P.M.
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Vanessa Bell Calloway's Daughter, Alexander Calloway shares her experiences with racism.


Alexander Calloway is sick and tired of dealing with racism in her daily life. She wore a brave face through her several encounters as a young girl, but she is now ready to share her stories.

Alexander took to Instagram to share a story about her days in middle school. At the time, her school had a predominantly white population, so she was very close to the few black girls who were there with her.

Vanessa Bell Calloway attends the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 25, 2016.| Photo: Getty Images

Vanessa Bell Calloway attends the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 25, 2016.| Photo: Getty Images


Alexandra revealed that white boys at the school picked on her and her friends on multiple occasions. While on a return trip from an educational engagement outside of the school, one of the boys asked Alexandra and her friends if they knew what brown piglets were called.

Confused at his question, they told him that they did not. The boy then said to them that they were called "niglets." Alexandra and her friends reported the issue, but very little was done about it.


Sharing her story helped her feel better and she encouraged others to follow suit in her post's caption. Alexandra wrote:

"…had to get it off my chest. Whether your story is big or small, I encourage you to share it. #GrowingUpWithRacism"


Alexandra was raised by "Coming to America" star, Vanessa Bell Calloway. Vanessa, who is also the mom of Alexandra's sister, Ashley Calloway, is an example of a thriving black woman in a world where many are against their skin color.

Vanessa is very proud to have raised the duo who has grown up to become amazing beauties. To show their love and appreciation, the pair honored their mom on mother's day, this year. For Vanessa, that was the best part of the celebration.


The trio also had another fabulous celebration when Vanessa, who is an ageless beauty, turned 60 back in 2017. Vanessa partied hard during the star-studded bash. She mentioned this in the caption for her birthday post. She wrote:

"... I had an #amazing #birthdayweekend. It was #epic I partied like a #rockstar #blessedlife."

Although Vanessa has gotten older, she is still putting her acting skills to use. The actress is set to reprise her role in a sequel of the iconic 1988 blockbuster, "Coming To America," in which she played Prince Hakeem's arranged wife.

The movie was a big hit when it was released, so the sequel might also amaze viewers, especially since Vanessa will be present.

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