WE ARE CALLED OREOS IN SCHOOL: BERRY

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Ac­tor Halle Berry (above) said be­ing a bira­cial child, it was tough for her to be in an all-white school. The ac­tor said she was of­ten bul­lied for be­ing a mixed-race child, re­ported Peo­ple mag­a­zine.

The Os­car-win­ning ac­tor was moved out of her neigh­bour­hood school by her mother be­cause of the vi­o­lence. While the change of the school saved her from the dan­ger, it ended dis­rupt­ing her nor­mal life. “Be­cause my mother was white and my fa­ther was black ... we got called Oreos and names, and kids just didn’t un­der­stand, so we were dif­fer­ent. We were the brunt of a lot of jokes,” said the ac­tor.

The ac­tor fur­ther added, “I think, my need to please and my de­sire to achieve was be­cause I was con­stantly try­ing to prove that I was as good as the other white stu­dents. I felt very ‘less than,’ and I thought, ‘If I can beat them at ev­ery­thing, then I can be as good as them.’”

Be­cause my mother was white and my fa­ther was black ... we got called Oreos and names. The kids just didn’t un­der­stand HALLE BERRY, AC­TOR

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