Tia Mowry opened up about what it was like growing up biracial and how her black mother was treated differently than her white father in a powerful Instagram post.
Alongside the message, shared on Thursday, Mowry uploaded a photo of her with her identical twin sister, Tamera Mowry, and their "beautiful mother," Darlene Mowry. She began by explaining how it was "very clear" to see the "privilege" divide between her parents.
"Some examples, during our #sistersister days when traveling for work we would often fly first class. There were several times my mother was asked if she was in the right seat," the actress, 41, recalled of one occurrence. "Sister, Sister" aired from 1994 until 1999.
"Another incident that stood out for me was when we were buying our first home as a family," she continued. "My mother walked in the house model with us asking for a brochure. A person had said the houses were sold out. My dad walked in and it was a different story."
Mowry spoke out in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of police -- as well as other black people who have lost their lives due to systemic racism. She ended the post by saying she hopes to see society make meaningful efforts to move toward true equality.
"My #goal is to see #change. This year has been a tough year. Several tears have been shed," Mowry concluded. "However, a friend told me these tears will not be wasted. The #love and #support around the world has kept me going. A #change is gonna come."