Charilze Theron considers leaving America for the sake of her black children: "Racism is alive and well"

Charilze Theron considers leaving America for the sake of her black children: "Racism is alive and well"

- Charlize Theron is considering moving out of the United States for the sake of her children

- This follows Donald Trump becoming president, a man who has been labelled as a racist

- According to the Hollywood A-lister, the social climate under Trump's administration has been difficult for races other than white

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South African-born American actress Charlize Theron is considering leaving the United States in light of the racism issue the country faces.

Opening up to Elle for their May cover story, the 42-year-old mother of two spoke about how the American social climate affected her children.

Growing up during apartheid in South Africa, Theron is fully aware of issues affecting equality and human rights.

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According to Theron, as the mother of two-year-old August and six-year-old Jackson, the past year under the new administration in America was something she could not even talk about.

“But racism is much more alive and well than people thought. We can’t deny it anymore. We have to be vocal,” she said. “There are places in this country where, if I got a job, I wouldn’t take it. I wouldn’t travel with my kids to some parts of America, and that’s really problematic.”

Theron then added there were times she looked at her children and thought "If this continues, I might have to leave America.", adding the last thing she wanted was for her kids to feel unsafe.

The Tully actress said she makes it her mission to help her children build character, adding she wanted them to know who they are, despite being so young and have them be proud of who they are.

However, she explained her children would have to know it's a different climate for them than it is for her, which she described as unfair.

“If I can do something about that, of course I’m going to.”, she added.

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