The pair had 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 instructed the wait was longer except they adopted a biracial child.
Korie Robertson stated that they had by no means actually thought about race till the present grew to become a success and viewers began making remarks like “Wait. Who’s the Black kid? Who does he belong to?'” about their son who was 10 when the collection debuted in 2012.
“When ‘Duck Dynasty’ hit, when we were on television and you had all these racist people on there making all kind of ugly comments,” Willie Robertson stated, “For us, it was weird because then now he can see that.”
As Willie recalled, they had been instructed it might take a few years to undertake except they had been fascinated with a biracial child, noting companies stated “those are the hardest ones to place in the South.”
Now 19 and in faculty, Willie Robertson Jr. stated he was the one Black college students in his class.
“I would look myself in the mirror and be like, ‘Oh, I’m just a little bit darker,'” he stated. “I’m just a little bit tanner.”
The Harrisses talked to the household about points together with unconscious bias, the necessity to talk about what to do if the police pulled the youthful Robertson over — and the significance of acknowledging his race.
“I think love should be what connects a family,” Yandy Harris instructed the teenager. “But I also think it’s important for wherever you come from to know your history and also to know your roots.”