Jordin Sparks says she and her husband are discussing how to one day speak with their young son about racism in the United States.
The singer — and mother of 2-year-old son DJ — told People that she’s been inspired by the demands for equality and demonstrations in support of the Black Lives Matter movement sweeping the U.S. and beyond.
“How do we tell him that he may be treated differently because his parents have melanin in their skin? It’s devastating,” Sparks told the magazine.
“It’s so hard that we have to have that conversation; he’s so young, and it’s hard to chip away at his innocence in that way. We’re going to have to have a conversation that’s going to shatter some things for our son.”