Ronan Farrow: I Feel for Black Community; ‘My White Mother Had Black Mother-itis’
FARROW: "You know, it resonates so much for me on a personal level because I grew up with a black brother and people talk about this term black mother-itis, black mothers fearing exactly what you're talking about. My white mother had black mother-itis. I mean, I've heard this speech so many times. My brother was a big black guy and he’d run in the supermarket as a young teenager and she’d say, 'You can’t do that.' And that he had to dress in a different way from me because there were all these fears about maybe violence against him if he went across the street, if went across the street looking a certain way."