Tika Sumpter took to social media on Friday with a message for black interracial couples.

The “Haves and the Have Nots” actress has been in a long-term relationship with her co-star actor Nicholas James, who is white, and they share a beautiful daughter, Ella Loren.

Tika offered this advice via Twitter:

Dear Black interracial couples with a significant other who is white (raises hand), 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.

Peep the tweet below:

Hopefully, Tika Sumpter’s message will help someone…somewhere.

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