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Wayne Brady Is Proud of Daughter Maile for Dealing with Conversations on Racism

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jun 26, 2020
04:30 P.M.
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Wayne Brady expressed his pride in his daughter, Maile Brady, because of how much she understands issues relating to racism, at her young age.


Wayne Brady is happy with how his 17-year old daughter, Maile Masako, handles issues relating to racism. He revealed this during an appearance on "The Talk."

Maile has already begun educating herself about the complexity of race and how it affects her life. She is learning to deal with different sides of racism, including the uncomfortable conversations regarding the topic.

Wayne Brady at SiriusXM Studios on January 30, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images

Wayne Brady at SiriusXM Studios on January 30, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images


Maile is biracial, but she has also had to deal with situations that are not racially just. One such occasion was in a school play when a character which should have been played by a black person was glossed over. Wayne got on the phone to discuss the issue of the color blind cast with the head of school.

Just like her father, she is also taking action. Maile has plans to become one of the leaders of the black union at her school. She has made her father very proud because she understands all of it at such a young age. He spoke about this while he was on "The Talk." He said:

"… I'm proud of her because she knows herself better racially at 17 than I did at 17."


Wayne is now much more educated than he was as a teenager. Even though he is a celebrity, he has to take precautions like any other black man, to keep himself safe.

He recently made a post about driving in America as a black man, and he explained it during his appearance on "The Talk." He made his post to help people understand that driving as a black man was not only different if the person is thrown out of their car or went through something even worse.

Wayne Brady is an entertainer who started off his career by playing Tigger in Disney world


Wayne pointed out that there were precautions to take as a black man, such as making sure that he can see every cop car in his peripheral vision.

Wayne also explained that there was a mental checklist he had to go through when at a stoplight. The steps include making sure that his registration is out, leaving his hands up, and making sure that he did not look nervous.


He mentioned that he did nothing wrong but had to go through all that just because of the color of his skin. One of the show hosts asked him if all that was necessary since he is a recognized celebrity.

Wayne responded by explaining that he deserved to be treated well regardless of who he is. He said, "You could be Will Smith; you could be Diddy; you should not have to rely on someone knowing your face to be treated well."

Wayne Brady is an entertainer who started off his career by playing Tigger in Disney World. Since then, he has become a recognized host and has also released songs such as "A Change Is Gonna Come," which earned him a Grammy nomination.

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