“When ‘Duck Dynasty’ getref, when we were on television and you had all these racist people on there making all kind of ugly comments,” Willie Robertson said, “For us, it was weird because then now he can see that.”
As Willie recalled, they were told it would take a couple of years to adopt unless they were interested in a biracial child, noting agencies said “those are the hardest ones to place in the South.”
Nou 19 and in college, Willie Robertson Jr. said he was the only Black students in his class.
“I would look myself in the mirror and be like, ‘Ag, I’m just a little bit darker,'” hy het gesê. “I’m just a little bit tanner.”
The Harrisses talked to the family about issues including unconscious bias, the need to discuss what to do if the police pulled the younger Robertson over — and the importance of acknowledging his race.
“I think love should be what connects a family,” Yandy Harris told the teen. “But I also think it’s important for wherever you come from to know your history and also to know your roots.”