Sandra Bullock Not Shying Away From Lessons of Racism

PHOTO: Sandra Bullock speaks onstage during the "Our Brand Is Crisis" press conference at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 12, 2015 in Toronto.Getty Images
Sandra Bullock speaks onstage during the "Our Brand Is Crisis" press conference at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 12, 2015 in Toronto.

Racism is not a topic Sandra Bullock is shying away from with her son Louis.

In an interview with BET, Bullock, who adopted Louis from New Orleans in 2010, said that she is "absolutely" teaching the five year old about the inequalities that minorities face due to racism.

“He fully understands what that means,” the actress said when asked if Louis, who is black, had been taught about prejudice.

“He doesn’t understand why people judge each other based on color of their skin, but he knows they do," she said. "He also knows there’s sexism, he knows that there’s homophobia.”

The "Gravity" actress revealed that she wants to teach her son about all aspects of humanity, the good and the bad.

“I think if you don’t start the conversation early on, you’re doing them a disservice,” she said. “Once he leaves that house and I’m not with him, it’s his life and how he approaches it is his decision. But I want to know that I did the best I could as his mom to educate him on the ugliness in the world, and also the beauty.”