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Actress Tika Sumpter recently had some advice for black women who have white partners.“Dear Black interracial couples with a significant other who is White (raises hand),” Sumpter tweeted. “We DO NOT need to protect them. I promise, they will be A. OK. They need to continue to fight for us. If they get offended when you talk about racists. You have a bigger problem on your hands.”

The Mixed-ish actress is currently in a relationship with fellow actor Nicholas James, whom Sumpter met in 2016 while filming Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots, as Essence reports. The couple is currently engaged, and they also shared a daughter together, Ella, 4.

Sumpter and James were initially private regarding their relationship. However, the pair have gradually shared bits and pieces about their relationship over the years. This isn’t the first time that Sumpter has been vocal about interracial dating.

“I think people have a problem when it comes to [Black] women having interracial relationships,” Sumpter said during a recent appearance on The Real. “A lot of other people step outside of their race and date and it’s fine.”

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 25: (L-R) Nicholas James, Sonic, Ella-Loren, and Tika Sumpter attend “Sonic The Hedgehog” Family Day Event at the Paramount Theatre on January 25, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Sumpter has also been vocal on Twitter regarding the murder of Breonna Taylor. On what would have been Taylor’s twenty-seventh birthday, the actress took to Twitter to urge her followers to email the special prosecutor regarding holding the police officers accountable for her death.

“Happy birthday beautiful Breonna. You deserve so much,” Sumpter tweeted. “Please email Special Prosecutor Cameron about holding these officers accountable for their sloppy policing and dangerous no-knock warrants.” She also shared with her fans that she had emailed a letter to Kentucky’s governor asking for the cops to be fired and charged.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.