She continued, “This is somebody’s sister or brother; niece, nephew. This is somebody’s friend. At the core…you gotta human being. We are human beings.”
Shepherd opened up about her own son, 15-year-old Jeffrey Charles Tarpley.
“But knowing that someone will hate him for his skin color and not even get to that beautiful part of him, it really upsets me,” she said. “So I fight for him.”
Watch the complete Daily Pop interview in the above clip to hear Shepherd also talk about the upcoming season two premiere of Netflix’s Mr. Iglesias, her podcast with Kym Whitley, dating during coronavirus and more.