Sterling K. Brown plays Randall Pearson on This is Us. Randall is a transracial adoptee. And because of that, Sterling K. Brown’s character has been a major talking point in the adoptive world. So much so that he finds himself being thanked by transracial adoptive parents.
Brown’s character has been showing just what it’s like to be in a transracial family. White parents of a black son all have a unique position in our society and Randall and his family are perfect mirrors of the events that happen in a transracial adoption.
In this interview with People, Sterling K. Brown says he feels like people are just happy to see their story play out on TV–to see someone else ‘just get it.’ Being a transracial family can sometimes feel like you’re doing it alone, but now people are getting a glimpse of what really goes on.
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