Korie and Willie Robertson opened up about raising their adopted biracial son Will while speaking on their new Facebook Watch series called "At Home with the Robertsons."
Korie and Willie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" fame recently launched their new Facebook web series called "At Home with the Robertsons," where they discussed raising their biracial son, Will. They were joined by "Love and Hip Hop" stars Yandy Smith-Harris and Mendeecees Harris, who are both black.
To start off their conversation, Smith-Harris asked the Robertsons how they answered questions about their son's skin color after they adopted him years ago. Korie then recalled an instance with her grandmother, who had a Black friend who shared that White people should not be adopting Black kids.
It turns out that person felt that adopting should be according to skin color, which she believes is not the case. To support his wife's argument, Willie revealed that an adoption agency once told him that biracial children have fewer chances of getting adopted in the south.
Ultimately, their adoption of Will was so full of love, excitement, and gratefulness, that it did not matter what other people had to say. Now, he is an integral part of their family.
Korie and Willie Robertson during the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards at Arlington Convention Center Grand Hall on April 18, 2015 in Arlington, Texas | Photo: Getty Images
Will then joined in on the conversation after Smith-Harris revealed that her son struggled with his skin color after realizing it was different from that of his classmates. He admitted:
"I was one of the only Black kids in my grade. My friends were White, so I didn't get the notion that I was [different]."
He shares that at first, he did not really see a difference between him and his White classmates except the fact that he was a bit tanner than them. However, as he started getting older, he soon started to realize that he is different.
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Ultimately, the "Love and Hip Hop" star shared that it is important to have conversations with children about what's happening in the country when it comes to racism. She spoke of the importance of how Black children should react when pulled over by the police.
When asked whether the Robertsons have done this, they admitted that they have yet to have this conversation with their son. One thing Willie taught his children, though, is to be respectful to any authority, be it policemen or teachers, among many others.
The Robertsons have been in the reality TV show business for years, and fans have seen the ins and outs of their family business. Recently, however, Korie and Willie have been focusing on their children, who are slowly starting to have lives of their own.
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