During a recent interview, Angelina Jolie discussed the impact Zahara’s race had on her post-surgery care.
In an interview, a Maleficent actress said, “Recently my daughter, Zahara, whom I adopted from Ethiopia, had surgery, and afterward a nurse told me to call them if her skin turned pink.”
The 46-year-old, Angelina, continued by discussing the lack of understanding surrounding the occurrence of diseases and conditions in nonwhites.
“I’ve children from different backgrounds, and I know when there was a rash that everybody got, it looked drastically different depending on their skin color, but whenever I looked at medical charts, the reference point was always white skin,” the mother of six continued.
Malone Mukwende, the interviewer who is from a medical background, responded to the famous American actress, “Almost the entirety of medicine is taught in that way.”
He added, “There is a language and a culture that exists in the medical profession because it has been done for so many years, and because we are still doing it so many years later, it does not seem like it is a problem.”
The interviewer continued, “However, like you have just illustrated, that is a very problematic statement for some groups of the population because it is just not going to happen in that way, and if you are unaware, you probably won’t call the doctor.”
The Golden Globe Award winner is a mother of six kids– Maddox 19, Pax 17, Zahara 16, Shiloh 15, including twins Vivienne and Knox, 12.
Earlier this year, the family went through a lot. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt divorced in 2016 after spending 12 years together. Angelina announced her divorce after Brad and Maddox Jolie-Pitt got into an incident in a private plane. Apparently, Angelina doesn’t want to talk about the incident. Furthermore, Brad’s drug addiction was said to be a contributing factor to their divorce.
A Times essay written by Jolie in March mentions her daughters having undergone surgery.
Angelina wrote, “I have spent the last two months in and out of surgeries with my eldest daughter, and days ago watched her younger sister go under the knife for hip surgery.”
She continued, “They know that I am writing this because I respect their privacy, and we discussed it together, and they encouraged me to write.”
Jolie being a proud mother, added, “They understand that going through medical challenges and fighting to survive and heal is something to be proud of. I have watched my daughters care for one another.”
“My youngest daughter studied the nurses with her sister, and then assisted the next time. I saw how all my girls so easily stopped everything and put each other first and felt the joy of being of service to those they love, ” she wrote.
Additionally, the famous actress added that her sons had always “been supportive and sweet to them.”