Just last week, Korie and Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame, announced their brand-new show titled At Home with the Robertsons. Available on Facebook Watch, the show’s trailer revealed that the Robertson family would invite people over to their home to speak with them about important topics, as well as teach them about something they do on a daily basis.
In the first episode, Korie and Willie spoke with Love and Hip Hop’s Yandy and Mendeecees Harris about racism in America, which the couple of over 25 years actually has some experience in, having raised their biracial son, Will Jr. Willie also gave the Love and Hip Hop stars a lesson on building and blowing a duck call.
Of the racism in our country, Korie says, “To me, it’s always shocking. I remember when the Charlottesville thing happened. It’s just so sad to me and, you know, having a son that’s Black and biracial, just to, you know, have to explain that to him, you wanna just say, ‘Oh, no, no, no … that’s in the past. But whenever it’s right there in your face, you’re like, ‘No, it’s not in the past.“
Willie also revealed that when they were going through the adoption process, there was a waiting list of up to two years…unless they would adopt a child of mixed race. They just wanted a child to love, it didn’t matter the color of their skin, so that’s how Will became part of the Robertson family.
Korie also said they never thought about Will being a different race until Duck Dynasty premiered when he was ten years old. She revealed that “people said, ‘Wait. Who’s the Black kid? Who does he belong to?‘”
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Yandy and Mendeecees asked Korie and Willie if they’d ever spoken with Will on what to do if he’s ever pulled over by the police, which they have not, because they said they have taught all their children to respect authority. Yandy encouraged them to because even though Will doesn’t feel different, she says “you can’t wash off the color of your skin.”
You can watch the full episode here.