Robert De Niro Talks About Raising Biracial Children: It’s 'Scary'


People all around the country are still protesting in support of black lives.

Parents have been having hard discussions with their children about race, including Robert De Niro.

The actor appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." The 76-year-old actor, who has six biracial children, was asked, "Have you had the conversation about race with your kids?"

De Niro shared that his children are all half black and that he takes certain things for granted.

"When people say that they tell their kids, 'Keep your hands [out] when you're stopped by any cops, keep your hands on the steering wheel, don't make a sudden move, don't put your hands below, don't do this,' you understand that," De Niro said.

He added, "That's scary. That has to change. A lot of people have been saying the cops have to help in the community and have a sensitivity, and there are good cops, of course, who have that already. But there are some who don't, and they shouldn't be there."

De Niro talked about police brutality and the protests that are happening across the country after George Floyd’s death.

DeNiro has a daughter, Drena, 48, and son, Raphael, 43, with his ex-wife Diahnne Abbott. He has twin sons, Julian and Aaron, 24, with his ex, Toukie Smith. The actor also has a son, Elliott, 22, and daughter, Helen, 8, with his ex-wife Grace Hightower.

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