The pair have been joined by one other married couple from actuality TV, “Love & Hip Hop” stars Yandy and Mendeecees Harris, who’re Black.
The Robertsons adopted their biracial son, Will Robertson Jr., as a new child after being informed the wait was longer except they adopted a biracial baby.
Korie Robertson stated they’d by no means actually considered race till the present grew to become successful and viewers began making remarks like “Wait. Who’s the Black child? Who does he belong to?'” about their son who was 10 when the sequence debuted in 2012.
“When ‘Duck Dynasty’ hit, once we have been on tv and also you had all these racist individuals on there making all sort of ugly feedback,” Willie Robertson stated, “For us, it was bizarre as a result of then now he can see that.”
As Willie recalled, they have been informed it might take a few years to undertake except they have been taken with a biracial baby, noting businesses stated “these are the toughest ones to put within the South.”
Now 19 and in faculty, Willie Robertson Jr. stated he was the one Black college students in his class.
“I might look myself within the mirror and be like, ‘Oh, I am just a bit bit darker,'” he stated. “I am just a bit bit tanner.”
The Harrisses talked to the household about points together with unconscious bias, the necessity to focus on what to do if the police pulled the youthful Robertson over — and the significance of acknowledging his race.
“I believe love ought to be what connects a household,” Yandy Harris informed the teenager. “However I additionally assume it is essential for wherever you come from to know your historical past and in addition to know your roots.”